See When Your Vision Benefits Expire — And Use Them First!

With tax-free savings accounts and vision insurance plans, you have a lot of options when it comes to saving on eye care. The big catch is that in most cases, you either use the benefits of your plan by year’s end, or you lose them. That’s your money lost — you should get what you’re paying for!

At Eyecare Specialties, we can help you save on the eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses you need for clear sight. This guide should help explain some of the essentials of vision insurance, FSAs, and HSAs!

Vision Insurance Benefits

A vision insurance plan is distinct from standard health insurance. Rather than paying a deductible to cover a problem after you get sick, vision insurance is typically a set of discounts on preventative care. These often include an annual eye exams and new, up-to-date eyewear.

However, you have to take full advantage of these plans by the end of the year, because that’s when they expire. You should get an annual eye exam every year, so you don’t fall behind on your eye care. And even if you love your current glasses, it’s important to regularly update your vision prescription!

Vision insurance plans can vary a lot. If you ever have any questions about yours, come to Eyecare Specialties and we’ll help you make the most of your benefits!

Woman trying on glasses at Eyecare Specialties

Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA) can be an important part of paying for health expenses throughout the year. They’re place to deposit money (before taxes are taken out) that can be spent on health care expenses, including eye exams and eyewear. In other words, they allow you invest and spend your money tax-free!

There are some minor differences that separate an FSA from an HSA, but the big one is the expiration: while most HSA accounts roll over your savings into the new year, FSA funds generally dry up at year’s end. That means all the money you’ve saved up goes to waste if you don’t spend it in time!

We help people use FSA and HSA funds towards annual eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, and more. We’re happy to help you use your funds to save on great vision!

Use Your Benefits at Eyecare Specialties — Before They Run Out!

When you come to Eyecare Specialties, you get the most value for your money. Our eye exams are personalized, thorough, and provided by friendly eye doctors who are experts at catching early warning signs of eye conditions. And after we update your vision prescription, it can go right into the corrective eyewear of your choosing for a look that’s just as refreshed as your vision.

Not sure how to maximize your benefits? Reach out or book an! We stay up to date on the latest information about vision insurance plans, FSAs, and HSAs, and can help you save the most from yours.

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- B.G.

“This was my first appointment with a new Optometrist (Dr. Yeager). I was very pleased. The staff was very efficient and Dr. Yeager was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well concerning my eyes. I needed an adjustment in the fit of my glasses and this was done very quickly. The office was very conscientious about cleaning the outer office. When I entered the office, a staff member took my temperature and everyone wore a mask. I felt comfortable and very safe.”

- S.H.

“Highly recommend. Three years in a row for eye exams and still pleased.”

- M.O.

“Everyone is always so nice and so friendly. Even with this pandemic and everything being so crazy they were still happy and pleasant. Dr. Johnson and the rest of the team never disappoint. I would recommend them to anyone and I’ll definitely keep going back!”