In 2015, Benjamin Cogan, a researcher at shaving startup Harry’s, grew frustrated with the price of his lenses and began to look at the industry with a friend and former colleague, investment analyst Jesse Horowitz.
They learned that four lens factories controlled about 95% of the U.S. market Cogan and Horwitz decided to steal from other direct-to-consumer companies like Warby Parker and Casper by cutting out middlemen and offering daily lenses at a more affordable price.
They partnered with Taiwanese contact lens manufacturer St. Shine Optical, and decided on a subscription model that sends patients a month’s supply for $30.
Client: Fast Company
Text: Kim Lightbody
Art direction: Alice Alves
Fast Company Issue October 2017
We created a pattern of lenses and objects related to vision around a “lunar system” in which the lenses are rotating to show this monthly cycle of contact lenses around the eyeball.