Opening your health savings account (HSA) was a smart, forward-looking move that can save you money and ensure sufficient medical funds are available right when you need them. HSAs are especially beneficial because they are tax-deferred.
But another often-overlooked benefit of an HSA is that you have more control over your own account. You decide how and when to spend it on what. Did you know that HSA funds can be used for most eye care needs, such as those provided by the experienced optometrists at Advanced Eye Care?
Here are 4 of the best ways to use your HSA to take better care of your eyes:
- Get An Annual, Comprehensive Eye Exam
Instead of paying an additional sum out of pocket for an eye exam – or just neglecting your eyes, why not use your HSA? Over time as we age, our eyes can begin to weaken or gradually develop eye conditions like cataracts, nearsightedness, or farsightedness.
Ignoring eye problems or letting them go undetected for years is a recipe for disaster. Tests performed at Advanced Eye Care can catch developing problems early so they can be reversed, reveal the need to start wearing glasses/contacts, or prevent problems by giving you sound eye care advice at exam’s end.
- Pay For New Eyeglasses Or Contact Lenses
For those of us in need of vision correction, we may need new eyeglasses or contacts every single year. Or, if a pair is lost or broken, it has to be replaced without delay – but you may not have the cash on hand to devote to it. That’s a great time to utilize your HSA savings.
If multiple people in your family wear glasses/contacts or if you want to purchase specialized lenses or frames for an extra cost, that’s an even bigger incentive to use HSA funds for this kind of expense.
- Enroll In A Vision Therapy Program
At Advanced Eye Care, we recognize that some vision correction needs require more than just wearing corrective lenses. That’s why we offer customized vision therapy programs to help correct visual-motor, perception, tracking, alignment, teaming, focusing, and other eye problems.
Our vision therapy sessions use the latest technologies, such as therapeutic lenses, prisms, and filters and are computer-assisted. And best of all – they qualify as a valid HSA expense.
Many people do not realize they can use HSA funds to purchase sunglasses — even without a prescription! Protecting your eyes from the sun will decrease your risk for developing cataracts and macular degeneration. Swing by our December trunk show (insert date and/or link here) to check out our new products.