Use It Or Lose It: Flex Spending Accounts

As we race towards the end of the year, it is time to check in on your Flex Spending Accounts. FSAs, which are an important and convenient part of many insurance plans, allow you to stash pre-tax money to be spent on certain health care expenses. Unfortunately, these accounts come with a time limit. Most Flex Spending Account funds must be spent by the end of the year, though some plans provide a grace period that allows spending in the first few months of the new year.

If you don’t spend the funds in your FSA by the expiration date, your hard-earned money goes to waste. Many optometry services and supplies can be paid for with FSA funds. Check your FSA account and call Modern Eyes Optometry in Carlsbad, CA, to find out how to use your funds.


Tips for Using FSA Funds for Optometry Services

There are many ways to use your FSA account towards eye health, which makes this the ideal time to see our optometrist.

Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam: Even if you don’t currently use glasses or contact lenses, yearly eye exams are an important part of your health care routine. Unfortunately, there may be some out-of-pocket expense that isn’t covered by vision insurance. A yearly eye exam should be a top priority for using your FSA funds.

Buy contact lenses: There is no convenient time to run out of disposable contact lenses. Using your FSA to buy several months’ worth of contact lenses is a good way to ensure you always have plenty on hand.

Pick up an extra pair of glasses: If you have misplaced or broken your glasses, you know the importance of having a second pair. Even better, this is a good opportunity to try frames in a new color or style to add interest to your eyewear wardrobe.

Buy prescription sunglasses: Sunglasses sometimes feel like an “extra,” but protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays is an important part of eye health. If you have ever considered prescription sunglasses, now is the time.

Try computer glasses: We are all spending more time looking at computers and phone screens. Too much screen time can lead to Computer Vision Syndrome. A pair of computer glasses, which help to block blue light rays, can protect your eyes and prevent symptoms such as dry eyes, blurry vision, and headaches.

Schedule an Appointment at Modern Eyes Optometry

If you have unspent money in your FSA, now is the time to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor at Modern Eyes Optometry. If you live in or around Carlsbad, CA, call us today at (760) 678-0008. During this part of the year, many people are rushing to spend their FSAs and appointments can book up quickly. So, don’t delay and call us today!

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