Contact users have a new lens to look forward to with the arrival of Warby Parker’s first daily contacts. Dubbed the Beater by Warby Parker, the contact line is the eyewear brand’s first, which got its start in 2010 with the online sale of prescription eyewear starting at just $95 a pair.
Fans of Warby Parker’s affordable eyewear model won’t be too surprised to learn that Scout’s goal is to keep contact costs conveniently low for consumers. For a standard three-month supply of contacts, consumers can expect to spend $110 (for two packs of 90, one per eye) – a figure that drops to just $55 per eye, or less than $1.25 per day. Each compact package is also sustainable: each delivery box is made from recycled plastic from the lens production process.
Comfortable contact lenses are a necessity, but every high-quality Scout lens is breathable and moisturizing too. This is because Scout contacts incorporate Centraform technology, which leads to a smoother edge. The result is reduced sensation of the lenses in the eyes, so gone are the days of struggling to put them on every morning. Another convenient design feature: Each lens is packaged in a minimalistic container that uses about 80% less packaging than traditional packaging. They are also stored facing up, which means you only need to touch the outer surface of the lens (keeping coarse debris and bacteria at bay).
The brand also sells a variety of other contact lens brands, so you can buy all your eyewear needs on the same site. Not only are sunglasses, Scout contact lenses and classic frames available online, but wearers can receive a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens fitting at specific stores.
Scout lenses are now available online, and for a limited time, you can try out a 6-day trial pack for $5. If you like what you can see, you’ll receive a $5 promo code that can be used on a new pair of eyeglasses, contact lenses, or anything else that catches your eye.
Scout by Warby Parker
Scout by Warby Parker Contacts Credit: Warby ParkerBuy: $5 for a 6-day trial or $110 for a 3-month supply (for both eyes);
You’re probably pretty comfortable in your role as a patient: you come prepared with questions, minimize the hours you spend googled symptoms and listen carefully to the next steps. But with what practice do you question doctor’s orders when it comes to tests and procedures?
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The tests here are ones that you simply don’t need or that may carry more risks than benefits. If your doctor suggests one, you should feel free to order some follow-ups.