With the holiday season approaching, it could be easy to forget to spend the dollars in your flexible spending account. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are a benefit offered by most employers that allow an employee the opportunity to put some of his/her salary aside before taxes to pay for many common out-of-pocket expenses that are health related. Typically, the plan follows the “Use It or Lose It” rule – meaning you have use the entire amount in your healthcare flexible spending account by the end of each plan year or grace period (any funds you don’t use will be forfeited). So if you still have dollars in your FSA account, now would be a great time to book an appointment with your eye doctor take care of your eyes.
One in five Americans delays having an annual eye exam because their to-do list is too long, according to a survey. However, poor vision can lead to job loss, social difficulties and the pain and cost of falls and accidents. Getting a regular eye exam can prevent not only vision loss, but can help your overall health as well. In fact, eye doctors often are the first health care professionals to detect chronic systemic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes. So make sure to make time for your eyes.
If you are interesting in using FSA dollars towards contact lenses, CooperVision has some great rebate offers. Make sure to ask your eye doctor about trying some CooperVision contact lenses before your FSA dollars are gone.