Don’t let your flexible spending funds expire! It’s a great time to replace your old glasses or stock up on contacts. You can even safely order contacts online through our website to be shipped directly to you.
Did you know that you can use your flexible spending account (FSA) dollars to purchase prescription eyeglasses, prescription contact lenses, and prescription sunglasses? These funds can be used for prescription eyewear, regardless of whether or not you have vision insurance.
Typically, FSA dollars must be used in the same “coverage period” (i.e. calendar year) that the money was put aside. Usually the “coverage period” is defined as one calendar year (ending on Dec. 31st). However, some plans offer a grace period that will allow you to use your remaining FSA dollars until March 15 of the following year. Any unused FSA funds will be lost once your coverage period expires.
How do I purchase eyeglasses or contacts with my FSA dollars?
If you have an FSA or HSA debit card, you can use that card at check-out just like you would a normal credit or debit card. If you do not have an FSA or HSA debit card, you can make your purchase using another form of payment and seek reimbursement directly from your FSA provider. Most FSA providers will require you to submit a reimbursement form along with an itemized receipt or invoice.