Spend your remaining Flexible Spending Account dollars with us before the end of 2017.

Most employer health insurance plans include what’s called a Flexible Spending Account, and many of these accounts expire at the end of each year. At that time, you’re forced to forfeit most of the unused benefits that you’ve already earned.

This account allows you to set aside up to $2600 (in 2017) of pre-tax money that you can spend on healthcare-related expenses.  Especially if you’ve already met your deductible, December is a great time to take advantage of your earned insurance benefits before you lose them forever… and before you have a new deductible to meet in the new year.  

Many vision insurance plans include annual comprehensive eye examinations and allow you to also apply at least some funds towards eyewear or contact lenses.  You also may qualify for a 15-30+ per cent discount on certain services and products (percentage depends on your tax bracket).  

On the short list of what will qualify for reimbursement under Flexible Spending Accounts is your eye exam and eyewear of course, but usually also eye drops, prescription sunglasses and computer eyeglasses.

See our recent post on Digital Devices to learn more about why these are imperative for those who spend 8+ hours in front of a screen each day.

It’s a great time to stock up on contact lenses, too, so be sure to visit Optical, especially if you’ve been considering sampling a different brand.  We offer a wide variety of contact lenses and can assist you in finding the perfect fit for your eye.  Curious about colored options? Eye Center, Inc. carries a wide variety of colored contacts if you’re thinking about trying a new look!

If you’ve been putting off a visit to our office for financial reasons or simply because you’ve been busy, now might be a great opportunity to take care of your annual eye exam.  Be sure to call your insurance company or plan administrator to verify your coverage and benefits under your Health FSA. Some employers may restrict the list of qualified medical supplies available for reimbursement.  Also, if you don’t recall when you last had a comprehensive eye exam, give us a call and we’d be happy to look up your records.

Eye Center, Inc. is a family eye care practice with three convenient Manatee County locations, serving the area for over 50 years.  Our six Board-certified optometrists practice a proactive and preventative approach to medicine, ensuring the best possible care for your eyes.  Visit our ALL-NEW website online at eyecenterinc.com, or call (941) 756-2020 to schedule an appointment today.