FSA Eligible Spending: Vision Care Options

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

If you have a Flex Spending Account, then it is important that you use the money before the end of the year. An FSA makes it possible for you to reduce the tax burden when you need to pay for healthcare costs. But, the money in the account will expire on December 31st if it isn’t spent. Don’t worry, FSA money can be used for a variety of things, such as prescriptions, deductibles, eye care, and dental work.

If you want to improve your vision, consider the option to spend your FSA money on eyecare related services. Here are a few ideas that you might use:

Eye Exams for the Family

When was the last time you schedule an eye exam for yourself and family members? Overlooking the importance of regular eye exams is easy. But, these appointments are essential so that you can maintain a current prescription. Plus, the eye doctor will have an opportunity to identify any early signs of eye diseases.

A comprehensive eye exam is a great way to spend your FSA money. Also, consider scheduling any specialized tests if they are recommended by the doctor.

Prescription Glasses

Is it time to update your glasses? Pick out new frames or contacts to use your FSA money. Updating your prescription is the perfect solution to improve your vision. In addition to regular glasses, also consider the benefits of prescription sunglasses to protect your eyes from the UV rays of the sun.

Contact Lenses

Right now is a great time to try contact lenses for the first time. Or, use this opportunity to refresh your stock of lenses. Many people use disposable lenses, which means that they need to buy new contacts on a regular basis.

There are many amazing developments in technology, allowing people to wear contacts who previously weren’t good candidates. Schedule an exam to learn more if you were previously told that you couldn’t wear contacts due to astigmatism, allergies, or a need for bifocals.

Don’t Miss the December 31st Deadline

Check your FSA account, and then call our office right away so that you don’t miss the year-end deadline. We are here to help! You can contact our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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