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Five Eye-Opening Ways To Use Your Flexible Spending Account Before It Expires

By Essilor News

If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or haven’t taken advantage of your annual benefits, you know it’s use it or lose it if you don’t spend the funds by December 31. Here are five eye-opening ways you can use your dollars before they expire.

Get an eye exam

As December 31 nears, you may be scrambling to make all those healthcare appointments you’ve been meaning to schedule all year. Make sure your eye doctor is on the list. Your FSA covers a comprehensive eye exam so schedule yours today.

Treat yourself to premium lenses fit for your lifestyle

Once you’ve renewed your prescription, consider spending some of your surplus dollars to give your eyewear an upgrade. Have you been longing to try a better quality lens? Now’s the time.

If you’re tired of toting your readers from room to room, maybe it’s time for a progressive lens such as Varilux®. Or maybe you’d like glasses that help you see life in the best light; Transitions® lenses automatically adjust from clear indoors to dark outdoors. You can even combine Varilux and Transitions and really treat yourself.

Do you spend hours in front of your phone or computer? You could benefit from a lens that helps alleviate digital eye strain like Eyezen™.

Make it a Family Affair

Extend your funds to your family. Consider adding Crizal® No-Glare lenses to all your lenses so you may see better, look better and feel better. Crizal® No-Glare lenses are also available for kids and can correct and protect your child’s vision while also repelling dust and resisting scratches.

Throw in some shades – even in winter

The days may be shorter, but the sun’s UV rays can still harm your eyes, even in winter. If prescription sunglasses are on your holiday wish list, go ahead and treat yourself to protect yourself! Your FSA covers prescription sunglasses like Xperio UV® polarized sun lenses, which virtually eliminates glare, are scratch-resistant and provide UV protection on the front and backside of the lens. You can even customize your Xperio UV lenses with any frame, lens color and prescription.

Your FSA covers all prescription lenses, so talk to your doctor about what’s best for you and get the family fitted with new specs for the new year.

Your FSA really does cover that

Are your doctors’ visits up to date? If so, don’t fret – there are still plenty of ways you can use your FSA. There are hundreds of qualifying products that are covered including:

  • Aspirin and other pain relievers
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Braces
  • Hearing aids and batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Thermometers

A few more ways to take care of yourself

Have you ever wanted to try acupuncture? How about a chiropractor? Is it finally time to get some physical therapy for that aching shoulder? All of these treatments and more are also covered by your FSA.

Set your sights on a bright 2017 and don’t let your FSA dollars go to waste.