Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about my second purchase in AC Lens, US 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).
This time it was my purchase of two boxes of contact lenses Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric e have Leather Cases for Contact Lenses AmCon (Amcon Leather Contact Lens Cases). This is the second pair of contact lenses boxes Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric I buy. This is the first and only brand / toric contact lens model used so far, because before that I used the only spherical lenses, easier to find anywhere. The first couple of boxes Biofinity Toric was also purchased at AC Lens, and the the first purchase report is also here in Skooter Blog.
The Leather Cases for Contact Lenses AmCon (Amcon Leather Contact Lens Cases) I saw while sailing by the accessories section AC Lens, containing products for contact lenses, among others. I found it interesting the idea of a leather case to protect traditional plastic estojinho that usually dirty clothes and join lint, and which also has a small mirror to any problems with the lens. The black case is for me and pink is for my girlfriend, which saw estojinhos on the site as I bought and wanted one too.
This second purchase in AC Lens was made in 04/09/2012. Each box of lenses cost $47,66 USD and each leather case cost $8,95 USD. I used the coupon discounts ACLS5 for $5,00 Discount USD. In total I spent $123,17 USD, which is much less than I would pay if you had bought the national contact lenses stores (middlemen), whose deadline is even greater than that of the AC Lens. I chose again for cheaper shipping ($14,95 USD - US Dollars) that is the International USPS First Class. This type of transmission has a tracking number, which is provided by AC Lens, But the packages in this category usually are not screened, or U.S. nor in Brazil.
The shipment was made by AC Lens only 3 days after purchase, 07/09/2012, which is the time it takes to get the lenses with the manufacturer, because apparently they also do not have stock of all toric lenses, but can quickly with the lens manufacturer, Unlike all the stores of Brazil. No give 24/09 the package was already in my hands. Only 2 weeks in transit is an excellent term, much lower than what is offered by any national store contact lenses, Toric least hair.
The box came with the description of content "Contact Lenses" and “Eye Care Accessories”, com declared values $57,19 and $10,74 USD respectively, totaling $67,93 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. As with the first purchase, this also there was no taxation. Pointed to the content and the declared value with a red felt-tip pen, as can be seen in photos. I guess that tagging was done in IRS, but not taxed.
Moreover, I understand that prescription contact lenses are medicines, and as such should be exempt from import tax as defined by law. But coherence time to collect taxes is not something you can expect from the Brazilian government, so I'm not sure that lenses are really free. Until I sent this question to the IRS, but still got no answer.
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, the Leather Cases for Contact Lenses AmCon, a discount coupon $5 dollars to be used in the next purchase and a sticker chart of own AC Lens they serve so that the customer can identify what are the boxes of the left eye and the right eye.
And I'm ending here the article about buying two more boxes of lenses Cooper Vision Biofinity Toric and Leather Cases for Contact Lenses AmCon (Amcon Leather Contact Lens Cases). Share with your friends if you liked. If you also want to shop for contact lenses in AC Lens, directly from the U.S., click here and good shopping.