AC Lens: Cheap Contact Lenses directly from the U.S.A.

Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about AC Lens, U.S. a store that has a wide variety of contact lenses of different brands, including Bausch & Lomb (Soft Lens, Purevision, etc.), Boston, Ciba Vision (Focus, etc.), Cooper Vision (Proclear, Biofinity, etc.), Johnson & Johnson (Acuvue) and other. Shipping can be made directly to Brazil, Through USPS do (U.S. mail).

Who wears contact lenses just to correct a mild to moderate myopia has no great difficulty in finding them in clinics or optical, it is easy to compose a stock with all degrees between spherical, say, -0,50 and -6,00 with steps 0,25, because it gives only a few tens of degrees different. The problem is when nearsightedness comes with an astigmatism. In these cases, the ophthalmologist may indicate the correction with the use of toric lenses.

The problem of toric lenses is that they are more expensive and are not widely found prompt delivery. This is because the lens is spherical degree (for myopia corrigir), more cylindrical and the degree rotation (to correct astigmatism). With these 3 variables have hundreds of possible combinations, which makes it impractical for optical clinics or maintain a stock, and so these lenses tend to be available only on request.

For many years I wore contact lenses only with spherical degree (myopia), because my astigmatism was small and could be compensated with a slightly greater degree spherical, providing a vision “functional”, but not perfect. The problem is that, over the years, astigmatism increased slightly and began to harass these imperfections on more specific tasks, how to read or use the computer. And so the ophthalmologist suggested contact lenses Toric.

When trying to find the toric lenses came across the problem that I mentioned, anyone have the immediate delivery. I decided to look at the online stores and they all also had only toric lenses Custom, com delivery prazos 45 days. With a period so long it became obvious to me that when ordering your lens with these stores, they just buy the lenses overseas and expect to arrive, hence the term 45 days, seen shopping in abroad costumam come within 7 a 20 days, reaching around 45 days at worst (at the time of Christmas shopping).

And even custom, prices of these lenses were not the best, so I thought: Why not eliminate the middleman and buy directly from U.S.? The delivery time will be even smaller than that of Brazilian stores, because the product comes directly, no need to wait for the product to reach them and be returned. And the best part is the price: less than half of what they charge here. All that remained was to find the ideal store to buy contact lenses in the U.S..

After a careful search, I ended up stumbling upon the AC Lens, shop that meets all requirements: low prices, Shipping to Brazil via USPS, frete barato, Payment via PayPal or directly with the credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, etc.), some reports of Brazilian buyers satisfied customer and a really first world, quite rapid and effective.

With such a variety of brands and manufacturers was difficult to know which lens to choose. Durante muitos anos eu utilizei as lentes de contato Focus da Ciba Vision, then moved to the lenses of Cooperflex Cooper Vision. Both disposable, sold in boxes with six lenses, each one to be used for one month. Resolvi this continuaria confiando na Cooper Vision. Aclens found in several brands of toric lenses Cooper Vision, including: Biofinity Toric, Biomedics Toric, Proclear Toric, Proclear Toric XR (for high astigmatism), Vertex Toric, Vertex Toric XR e até mesmo a Proclear Mutifocal Toric (multifocal, for myopia / hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia). After analyzing each model, CABEI opting for Biofinity Toric, a bit more expensive than the simpler, but still cheaper than any lens in Brazil. The Biofinity Toric lens is apparently the most advanced Cooper Vision, providing greater comfort. On the occasion, a Biofinity Toric was not available in any store or even national custom. Each box comes with 6 disposable lenses, each one to be used for one month, in other words, will last 6 months, assuming that the person bought a box for each eye, which is usually the case because the two eyes rarely have equal degrees.

I still can not assess the Biofinity Toric, because I'm wearing my last pair of Cooper's Flex Cooper Vision (only spherical). So for now just let the manufacturer description: “A Biofinity is different from other high oxygen lenses because it is manufactured softer for excellent comfort. Ela utiliza-technology AQUAFORM, getting naturally hydrating and establishing hydrogen bonds with water molecules, holding the water within the lens making soft lenses, wet, and resistant to dehydration. The silicone monomers exclusive Biofinity are oxygen be transmitted very efficiently through the lens. The result is a lens with very high oxygen transmission and lots of water – for soft lenses and comfortable.”.

The purchase on AC Lens was made in 10/11/2010. I bought two boxes of Biofinity Toric (one for each eye) and opted for cheaper freight ($14,95 USD – U.S. dollars two). Two days later (12/11) already reported that they had received the lenses (must pick up directly with the manufacturer in the short term) and made the same day shipping, via “First Class International”. This type of transmission has a tracking number, which is provided by AC Lens, But the packages of this type are not usually tracked, or U.S. nor in Brazil. De fate, already having the same package in hand, there is no record of the package at the post office site, and on the USPS website consists only “Electronic Shipping Info Received”, as is common in the category “First Class International”.

The package arrived in my hands the day 17/12, little more than a month after sending, what was expected because it is a purchase in November, where there are often delays, but it is still far less than the 45 days that the national stores ask to deliver lenses that sell only custom for twice the price or more. The box came with the description of contents “Contact Lenses” and declared value of $59,35 USD, slightly more than half of the actual value of the product. Inside the box was the invoice with the correct values. In the sender has the store name and address in Columbus, Ohio. On the sides of the box there's logo AC Lens and website address. Nevertheless, there was no taxation.

Caixinha da ACLens com as minhas lentes de contato Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric

AC Lens box with my contact lenses Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric

Inside the box the two boxes of lenses Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric (one for each eye) with 6 each lens, our graus esférico, cylindrical and rotations that I asked, plus a estojinho to store the lenses with the store brand and a discount coupon $5 dollars to be used na next purchase.

Dentro da caixinha da ACLens: as duas caixas de lentes, estojo para lentes, invoice e cupom de desconto para a próxima compra

Inside the canister of AC Lens: two boxes of lenses, Lens estojo, invoice and discount coupon for the next purchase

While still waiting for the arrival of the lenses, not give 03/12 I received a satisfaction survey done by AC Lens. The first question was whether the product had arrived. In answering that I was not immediately redirected to another page regretting the delay and stating that the department responsible was already being notified. A few minutes later I received an email from AC Lens asking you to confirm the address. Confirmed address and asked to wait a little longer because packages usually take the 3 a 4 weeks to be delivered in Brazil, and that if they came back they would send. No give 17/12 I just informed him that had not yet come, but not because I knew anything I charged delays are normal this time of year. Yet they offered to send again. A few minutes later the lenses arrived and I could communicate them with joy that would not require a court because the lenses had just arrived. Promptly thanked and are made available to.

As lentes Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric

As lentes Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric

I was really pleased with the attendance at AC Lens, truly first world, very few online stores are so agile in meeting, responding within minutes. Meanwhile, in Brazil which is seen more disrespect to the consumer, just to name um example: a loja Sony Style pede 20 days to exchange a defective product shipped or even a product sent by mistake (their error). I was also quite pleased to get my lenses direct the U.S. for less than half the price you would pay in Brazil, in less than half the time that the online stores asked. The difference between the sites is also absurd, a AC Lens has a site and very professional service, with wide range of products, detailed history of all events during the processing of applications and history of all emails exchanged between the customer and the store. In Brazil most stores contact lenses have amateur sites, with usability problems and functioning, poor attendance, exorbitant prices, few products only and almost all custom.

Note here that I spoke of toric contact lenses because those are the ones I use, more to AC Lens also has lenses for many different purposes (myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism, Multifocal, etc.), also including colored lenses with and without degree. Be sure to check.

And I'm ending here. If you also want to shop for contact lenses in AC Lens, directly from the U.S., click here and good shopping.

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hershall Krustovsky

Olá Skooter.
I always wanted to do what you did, but I know that federal laws require U.S. stores only sell lenses with prescription. In the case of sending pro Brazil, they do not ask for recipe?

hershall Krustovsky

I know that the Post Office and the IRS itself disappear with several of our orders – two orders of my DX disappeared, were not taxed or anything, simplemesmente sumiram- so always give preference to send things to my sister who lives in the U.S.. Now I do not know if sending it go, probably because they charge revenue if the shipment is U.S. pros. Congratulations blog.


Ola fabricio, Please, takes a doubt. I made a purchase at FocalPrice, I bought some things and those airsoft, (d pressure gun) and the marbles, not sent me the gun nor the marbles and other items were sent. Pq idea has not been sent? Had the normal stock! wanted to know, as they sent I can not recover the money? or turn credits the store? o q q had faco?
I await! Abraços! Thank you!

hershall Krustovsky

Skooter, know well that any replica firearms are prohibited in Brazil, but I managed to get some in the mail? e as paintball? The biggest problem is not having the parcel seized, rather be sued for it.


Face, excellent post.

I have astigmatism and myopia. Use contato lenses from meus 12 year and only for myopia. First I did not know existed this type of lens that corrected both problems.

I have an appointment scheduled for the end of the month. Has stabilized my degrees, vai operation will have to. Otherwise, 'll chase these lenses. When I suffered a bit with astigmatism.

Thanks and a hug!

Anna Carol

I'm used to Biomedics Toric, I buy direct with the medical, Dearest, 287 actual cash. I could not get accurate information on this site CooperVision Biofinity in. You've experienced? It adaptou bem? Is it better than Biomedics?


E ae Fabrício, FMZ?

Post your views on the lenses! =D

The purpose, worth importing lenses only when you have myopia?



As you bought without a prescription?



As you did to get the value declared in the box below real value? you asked it to them specifically?

Entendo hair, the importation of contact lenses by post above $ 50 are subject to tax importation of 60%, nao eh?




Silvio, which is the legislation that provides for the application of this percentage 60% contato lens?


Olá Friend, I made the purchase and received super fast 15 days, My doubt is the following, I made another purchase in the corner but could not find any place to put the discount code (5%) I won… I'm now two codes, where ei and not using! der is to make a mini tutorial so where to put this discount, need not photo, so tell me where use, discount is always good! Hug, and congratulations for the great site! I'm in Waiting for Your Answer, Thank you!


Face, as you did to set the specifications of the lens? type and degree spherical and cylindrical shaft…pq the recipe I have is of glasses and the doctor said he can not do recipe for slow (seems to have a law that prohibits) and when you will not always see the shaft (An example) recieta gives 175 ° or manufacturer disponibiliza… as you did?


A lens Chega pra people aqui no Brasil msm?


Oi scooter, the degree of income in Brazil is different from the U.S.???


My disposable toric lenses ended, I'm using the last couple. I decided to search for “lens barata de counted” and I came to your blog. Congratulations, very good! His description was so detailed that I decided to risk, I bought them, I'm just waiting to get. He said the store did not venture, because it seems extreme confidence and experience and others who know you said you found that they send even, which gives the goose bumps is the package astray, as for shipping cheaper is not tracked. Two weeks ago, I think in two more arrive, I comment after what went. I even wear rigid lenses, before there Toric (My astigmatism is too high), but I adapted. With toric started with Ciba, but tore easy, I lost a box in a few weeks. So I started using the Johnson, Soft Lens, very good. How not like to wear sunglasses, and the sun goes increasingly strong, since my last purchase, in a Brazilian store site asked a sample of the Coopervision Biomedics Toric, because of what they sold was the one that had UV protection. They sent me free of charge (despite… Read more "

Thiago Sousa

Actually revenues glasses must be upgraded lenses, since these are closer to the eye, obviously. This difference is important diversity, especially in astigmatism (or problem they chato).

I'm thinking of asking for some test, because the ophthalmologist who asked in addition to more expensive, to thinking they were not legal and I want to try other brands, and as in my grade (5,25 astigmatism) qs has no option, 'll risk.

I have two questions: base curve and if I put the glasses and the degrees they adapt. Abs

Thiago Sousa

Poise, but I had big problems with this base curve, in “standard” the lens was out of position and it sucks to astimatismo, q because the lens has become Paradita, always circling.

I just send an email to AC Lens wondering if they make the adjustment of the lens based on revenue glasses and measuring the curvature (ceratometria, tense that do not know the name of it in English :oN). Let's see if they respond.

I appreciate the help in telling your experience. If you need anything, We aí… Abs


Hello Thiago,
I advise you to pay more (indeed, much) expensive and require a first lens test your ophthalmologist to achieve that suits for you. Then you can buy without fear at AC Lens.
In my case I have -3 of myopia and -3 astigmatism in right and -3,5 of myopia and -3,5 astigmatism in the left, with different axes. At the time I started using the toric correction was not greater than 1,75 for astigmatism, then the ophthalmologist increased the degree of myopia to -4,5 what lens and compensated 100% the difference of astigmatism. This causes some 8, 9 years. Today the right to increase 3,75 and 3,50 and goes perfect with the lens -4,5 and -1,75. So this adjustment only ophthalmologist to do the same, including the issue of the base curve, because otherwise the lens does not stop even. Once you have the correct values ​​then yes you can buy brand, different models, always respecting the numbers that you already have and adapt to you.


Good night Skooter. When I read your purchase I jumped for joy, I hope that my well get it right. I already know the Coopervision by my ophthalmologist Dr Delape here Jacareí (Vale do Paraíba) Frequency used to grade and color (believes?) since it was launched and I fell through the lens because it gives a deviation in disguise that I know ? ! Use blue to feel a little better. I know you do not know me but I'll ask anyway, q cheer for me to get it right with Expressions. Have you consider an angel for giving me hope again ! Lu's strong embrace and have a great weekend !


I wonder if the lenses of Luiz (Tuesday, 06 March 2012 to 11:57) #14 above, arrived? To considering buying the AC lens tb.


Good afternoon bodhi ! Wow, that spring to sua, mine have not arrived yet and I'm worried because of the strike Anvisa, I'll be problems because of it ? You care to tell me how many days it took to get their lenses ? Big hug from LU


Olá Skooter, alright ? 1No want to thank you very much and with all my heart because my lenses arrived, THANK VC ! (after much searching), come back soon to post pictures for you to understand because of my insistence! Qto your question, you should ask the opinion + at least two oftalmos ! I used toric for a 8 years and then went to spherical. In my eyes, Bausch's not like they are + “thick” scratch my eyes, the Johnson's are delicious but very large (base curve), Ciba Vision elas dentre prefiro, and in all prefer Cooper. How not to buy every month I think you should not think + in cost than the benefit, we're talking about our vision and also the daily comfort and long hours, think bem ! Another thing, My ophthalmologist serving the HC said that the base curves of the lenses sometimes are equivalent, depending on the manufacturer and I think he is right because the base curve of my Cooper is 8.7 and Ciba is 8.6 feel no difference ! Scooter ouça + an opinion from another ophthalmologist, such ? Big hug for you,… Read more "


Oi Skooter, excuse, I did not know that you bought for testing because my ophthalmologist has (at least) those who serve me, Test. I say hear another opinion because I do not know to what extent your astigmatism interferes with your vision. Sabe Skooter, if I tell vc vai vai laugh and think : putz that sees nothing, for I have Congenital Cataract (I was born with it), I have astigmatism, farsightedness, photophobia and joke of a paper airplane with my daughter fell off my lens and is literally hanging by a thread, when I lower my head it comes out and I do not see anything in the left eye, Then I ask, whether it is worth the suffering of the toric lens you use for + she is comfortable ! because the fix for me was not worth the price, but that about twenty years ago !!! Do not ask me to explain because doctors do not explain, I had qdo 7 years I wore 15 degrees (quinze mesmo! ) Today I wear 1.5 esquerdo not e 3.0 the right and 0.6 astigmatism, it is , Different degrees (Multifocal since birth) o esquerdo é para perto e direito… Read more "


I'm with Expressions Colors of Cooper (grade) hence my difficulty in buying them , the expressions sells here on site but without any degree . Good luck on your new purchase ! And once again thank you !


Good afternoon, Skooter, I can take a course?
Their lenses were still many days in Revenue?
My were sent days 15/11 and arrived in Brazil on 26/11. They are even hj, day 04/12 stops for the.
I appreciate if you can enlighten me…

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