Pros / It has a notably good selection of children's frames and reading glasses.

Cons / The site doesn’t have either a virtual or an at-home try-on feature.

 Verdict / AC Lens offers 70 name-brand frames, which puts it a little below average compared to the best online stores we researched. However, the choices are stylish and attractive, and the website makes it easy to find what you want.

AC Lens has 15 years of experience selling eyewear online, and its website is clean and easy to navigate. In addition, it carries an appealing variety of frame and lens options, so you can likely find a pair to suit your needs when it is time for new glasses.

We searched for glasses in a few different styles on each site we researched, and AC Lens was one of the top four stores for the variety of frames it carries in those categories. We found plenty of the most popular frame types, shapes and styles on the AC Lens website. You can choose full frames as well as rimless and semi-rimless styles. In addition, there are a few unusual frame shapes available, including aviator and wrap, though there are also plenty of traditional-looking rectangle, round shapes and oval frames.

Because AC Lens has such a good selection, it should be easy to find frames that flatter and fit you. In addition, you can apply a number of filters to your search, including frame type, shape, style, color, material and brand, to help you narrow down your choices. 

This site has a noticeably good selection of reading glasses, and it breaks them down by brand and a few frame types, so they are easy to sort through. It also has a great selection of children's frames, so is a good option for families.

AC Lens carries about 70 frame brands, which is about average for the online eyeglasses vendors we researched. The store’s selection includes quite popular brands such as Ann Taylor, DKNY, Guess, Lucky, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Timex and Vera Bradley. It would be helpful if AC Lens had a virtual try-on feature, but it does not.

You can select from a variety of extra lens features to make your eyeglasses more comfortable for your eyes, but only the scratch-resistant and UV-protective coatings are included in the cost of your frames. Other extras, like light-adaptive or thinner lenses, cost extra, as do such features as the roll-and-polish edge finishing.

  • Selection Score
  • Return Policy
  • Estimated Shipping Time
  1. The percentage score based on frame selection.
    More is Better.
  2. 7  ACLens
    90.0 %
  3. 100.0 %
  4. 100.0 %
  5. 95.0 %
  6. Category Average
    81.07 %

Summary

Free shipping comes standard for all orders, and the turnaround time is fast – about five to seven day for standard shipping. You can pay extra for expedited shipping, and AC Lens ships internationally. In addition, you can track your order online. You have 365 days to decide whether to keep your new glasses or return them for a refund, which is certainly enough time to know if they are the right lenses and frames for you.

Contributing Reviewer: Linda Thomson

Specifications and Benchmarks

Lens Options

Reading Glasses
Bifocals
Trifocals
High-Index
Specialty Coatings
PhotoChromic
Lens Tint Options

Frame Styles

Brand Name Frames
70+
Retro & Vintage
Classic
Sporty
Wrap
Aviator

Frame Selection

Selection Score
90%
Adults
Kids
Half-Rim
Rimless
Sunglasses
Ski Goggles

Shipping

Standard Shipping Times
5-7 Days
Free Shipping Minimum
All Orders
International Shipping
Order Tracking
Expedited Shipping

Help & Support

Return Policy
1 Year
Phone, Email & FAQs
Live Chat
Virtual Try-On
Home Try-On