Here are 5 things you should know.
1. The contact lens company Hubble is fulfilling your prescription illegally with old and outdated materials not fully supported by the FDA.
You should know more about the major company Hubble, which is currently advertising all over Instagram and FB.
For those who don’t know what they are, they contact industry company whose biggest draw is how budget conscious they are. The contacts they offer are daily disposable, which traditionally are one of the most expensive wearing schedule options available in contacts because of the quantity manufactured compared to a 2-week or monthly lens. They offer a cancel-anytime membership at only $33 a month.
Heres the facts.
“Hubble daily disposable contact lenses are made from methafilcon A material by St. Shine Optical Co. with powers ranging from -0.75 D to -8.00D, a base curve of 8.6 mm, and a diameter of 14.2 mm” taken from Optometry Times
This means their contacts only come in one shape and size, and will only work if you don’t use toric lenses. This eliminates a large population of contact wearers. But, as many optometrists have filed complaints against Hubble, this doesn’t stop them from sending you their contacts. In most states, companies like Hubble, 1-800-contacts or Sightbox, are legally required to contact your OD to verify that the prescription you provided the company is actually the correct prescription. What 1-800 contacts do, is they call your eye doctor, and an automated message with all your information plays, and they simply have to fax back a yes or no if the information is correct. But with Hubble, they call, but they don’t let the doctors have any way of stopping an incorrect Rx. No phone number, no fax number, no live agents. Hubble is not verifying your information with your doctor before giving you their product. If they can’t get your Rx, they have been caught just fudging your Rx to a non-toric fit and to the only size they offer and sending you the contacts anyway hoping you don’t notice.
The material they use, Methafilcon A, is not recommended by most reputable optometrists. “One very important property of a lens material is oxygen transmissibility (Dk/t). This is a measure of how much oxygen can pass through to reach your cornea while taking into account the thickness of the lens. Hubble contacts are made with an old material called methafilcon A, which has a Dk/t of 18.8. Research shows that a Dk/t of 24 is necessary to maintain cornea integrity and avoid swelling.” Taken from drclaudialee.com. so not only will you have an increased risk of swelling, but the amount of oxygen allowed to pass through the lens is that much lower than other name-brand contacts.
Please please please, understand that as awesome as contacts are, they are a privilege, not a right, and if you use terrible contacts, that privilege could be quickly stripped away. Doctors know contacts aren’t cheap. If you need a more cost-effective option, talk to your doctor. There are safer options than Hubble contacts. Plenty of brands offer a year supply of contacts for less than $33 a month.
2. The vast majority of human deaths (~92%) are caused by diseases, so statistically speaking you have a very low chance of dying from something other than a disease.
Stats are taken from the World Health Organization and https://ourworldindata.org/causes-of-death
3. Plunging sinks and tubs often does nothing because the air forced down is redirected right back out the overflow drain unless you seal off those holes first with duct tape.
Sinks and tubs have overflow prevention drains hidden near the top of the basin and a slot under the bath stopper toggle switch, respectively. Any force applied to the drain with a plunger just comes out these holes. If you seal them up with duct tape first, you can plunge sinks and tubs as effectively as toilets and avoid wasting money on chemicals and plumbers.
4. Flushable wipes don’t disintegrate. They combine with fats, form “fatbergs,” and block sewers. Only flush #1, #2, and TP.
Just last week Charleston, SC, sent scuba divers 90 feet down into raw sewage to clear heaping piles of wipes that clogged the system. Not only gross but expensive for municipalities to keep clearing these out. Clogs have happened in many other cities, not to mention in pipes from houses to the sewerage lines. Don’t believe the labels, I guess. They’re not flushable.
5. If you are smoking weed for the first time having something to drink is going to be much more important than having munchies to snack on.
Getting the munchies while smoking weed is obviously a widely known thing in popular culture, but what people almost universally fail to mention is the excessive dry mouth you will get for a while when first starting to smoke weed. Don’t skip out on having some drinks available before you smoke.