Simple Contacts

Contact lens prescriptions from home

#4 Product of the DayOctober 24, 2016

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Joel Wish
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@joelwish · Founder @ Simple Contacts
Hey guys - I'm Joel and I'm one of the Simple Contacts founders. We're really excited to be on Product Hunt today! Those of you who don't wear contact lenses may not know that, in the United States, you need a valid prescription to buy contacts. Those prescriptions usually expire yearly, but many people's prescriptions don't change year to year. We built out a test on the iPhone (web coming soon) that allows people to renew their contact lens prescriptions from home (or really anywhere). We aren't changing prescriptions, simply confirming that your current prescription is accurate. Right now you have to buy lenses to pay for the test in the app, but if you email us for just the prescription we can do that manually on our end as well. Telemedicine is changing how people interact with our healthcare system and there are tons of interesting challenges faced by companies in this space, from a regulatory, operational, and technological stand point. We're excited to be featured here today and look forward to your feedback and thoughts on the telemedicine industry. We love Product Hunt, so if you install with this link http://go.simplecontacts.com/pro... you'll get $25 off your first purchase 😃
Edward Lando@edwardlando · angel investor and entrepreneur
Incredible product & team. Congrats on this launch! :)
Simon Burns@realsimonburns · Growth at Opendoor
@edwardlando 🙌🏼!
Joel Wish
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@joelwish · Founder @ Simple Contacts
@realsimonburns @edwardlando agree - ed is the best!
Jordan Lee@jordanglee · Founder & CEO, CollegeBacker
I tried this about a month ago and found it to be a very slick experience with A+ customer support. Will definitely use again.
Joel Wish
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@joelwish · Founder @ Simple Contacts
@jordanglee Thank you sir! How did you learn about us?
Jordan Lee@jordanglee · Founder & CEO, CollegeBacker
Derek Traini@derektraini · Genius, Apple
@jordanglee just got my contacts last week. Couldn't agree more.
Gillian MorrisHiring@gillianim · CEO, Hitlist
Almost a year ago I met Joel at a friend's birthday drinks in NYC. I was months late for my yearly eye exam and wearing my contacts many times as long as I should. With my work and travel schedule, I could never make the time for a doctor's visit, which anyway seemed pointless since my prescription hardly changes. Joel pulled me out of the bar, administered the eye exam right there on Christopher St, and I had a new prescription and box of lenses within days. Driverless cars, reusable rockets, and A.I. are the kind of technological advancements that grab headlines, but companies like Simple Contacts are the ones that really excite me: ones that address the unsexy, day-to-day inconveniences that we've forgotten to even question. If you wear contacts, have had an in-person eye exam within the last five years, and live in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington, Colorado, or Rhode Island: save $$$ and time by trying out Simple Contacts
Joel Wish
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@joelwish · Founder @ Simple Contacts
@gillianim 🙌🏼!🙌🏼!🙌🏼! Thank you for all the support since pre-day 1 ... Also since we last spoke we're now live in a few more states ;) Oregon Arizona Ohio Florida North carolina Maryland Delaware New jersey Kansas
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Super smart. There are a series of mobile-focused startups removing friction from old industries. Here are a couple that come to mind: 🇺🇸 Scan your ID in 30 seconds with Register to Vote to (you guessed it) register to vote. ✈️ Notify AirHelp when your flight's delayed to avoid calling the airline. 🚨 Take a pic of your parking ticket and Fixed will do the work to reduce your bill (RIP, no longer around).
Joel Wish
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@joelwish · Founder @ Simple Contacts
@rrhoover Huge fan of my friends Airhelp!