AC Lens Named to Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Columbus, OH, May 15 -, has been named to the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide for the fourth consecutive year. Annually, Internet Retailer Magazine ranks the largest online retail properties by total sales.

"As an online retailer of contact lenses and related items, AC Lens grew its annual web sales by 31% to $26.3 million in 2008," says Internet Retailer editor-in-chief Kurt Peters. "They've worked hard to improve their e-commerce site with a site re-design, and added features such as additional payment methods, and the effort has paid dividends as evident by their ranking of No. 306 in the new Top 500 Guide."

AC Lens was listed 16th in the health and beauty category and saw an overall increase from 321 in 2007 to 306 in 2008. had a total sales increase of 31% in 2008 with an increase of 21% in repeat customer orders.

"It's a testimony to our great prices and award winning customer service," said Dr. Peter Clarkson, CEO of AC Lens. "It's been proven time and again that price and service are the building blocks to success and 2008 proved no different, even in this turbulent economic climate."

The AC Lens ranking has increased in the Top 500 Guide every year since debuting in 2006. Sales growth in Q1 2009 could indicate another rise in 2010.

Internet Retailer's definitive ranking and analysis of America's 500 largest e-retailers is based on annual 2008 Internet sales, researched by Internet Retailer and confirmed by retailers. This report includes company financial, operational and performance data, as well as vendors in key categories.

About AC Lens

Arlington Contact Lens Service Inc, dba, is a leading online supplier of contact lenses and vision care accessories. The company carries all major contact lens brands including Acuvue, Air Optix, and Bausch & Lomb. Vision care accessories such as sunglasses, reading glasses, and contact lens solution allows buyers to purchase all of their vision care needs in one location at industry low prices. offers users unique features including un-biased customer product reviews, quick re-order option, vision care blog, and the largest contact lens forum online. For more information, visit,, or follow us on Twitter @aclens.

About Internet Retailer

Published by Chicago-based Vertical Web Media LLC, Internet Retailer is a monthly national business magazine that is at the core of an e-commerce conference and four directories that serve the retailing community. The Internet Retailer family of products focuses on the Internet's vital role in a wide array of retailing activities, including web merchandising, supply chain management and multichannel integration. Its 42,500 subscribers are senior executives primarily from retail chains, independent stores, catalogs, virtual merchants and brand name manufacturers. Internet Retailer's circulation represents the largest multichannel readership base of any retailing magazine. The magazine also publishes the most widely read e-mail newsletter in retailing, IRNewsLink, which is distributed four times a week to 30,000+ opt-in subscribers, operates the largest retailing information web site,, sponsors the largest conference in the e-retailing industry and publishes an annual ranking of the 500 largest web sites.