(PRWEB) March 9, 2005
AC Lens, the largest privately held online contact lens seller in the United States, announces the successful launch of its branded retail and assignment of vision benefits service. This exciting new service enables a traditional contact lens retailer, or vision benefit provider to offer their patients the ability to purchase contact lenses online through a custom-branded website and apply their available vision benefits seamlessly. AC Lens has already enrolled a major US vision benefits program and has been operating this program, which is the first of its kind, with great success since January 1, 2005.
AC Lens had already established itself as a leading online contact lens retailer focusing on the customer experience and low prices. AC Lens has been selling contact lenses online since 1996. ÂWeÂve developed technology in-house that gives us the exclusive ability to work directly with healthcare providers and practices wishing to provide the additional benefit of online contact lens purchasing to their members,Â stated AC Lens CEO Dr. Peter Clarkson. ÂNo Internet contact lens retailer has offered assignment of vision benefits.Â A major retailer and several vision insurers are already successfully utilizing the program, and early results show that this innovation benefits the consumer and the insurance provider.
AC Lens now has the ability to build branded websites for healthcare providers, and include a shopping cart that will deduct the total benefit amount for the member from the total, and then either prompt for further payment, or finish the order. The back-end functionality offers a turnkey solution for partners, and allows customer service representatives to authorize the benefits, and then finalize the order. Dr. Clarkson added, ÂThis seamless process provides the best experience for the patient, and the smallest amount of effort by the provider.Â
About AC Lens
AC Lens is an online contact lens and contact lens accessory retailer and sells brand name contacts, contact lens solutions, and ocular vitamins, directly to consumers via its website at http://www.aclens.com/. Operating from a custom-designed call-center and warehouse facility in Hilliard, Ohio, the company has been selling contact lenses online since 1996 and has established a reputation as an on-line leader in service, convenience, and discount prices for consumers. Visit AC Lens on the web at http://www.aclens.com/.