It's back-to-school season and as you scramble to get your kids ready for the new academic year, there may be more important items on your to-do list than picking up school supplies! August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, which is sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and aims to provides information to the public that can help protect and preserve your child's eye health for life.
Luckily, whether you have a medical flexible spending account (FSA) or a limited care flexible spending account (LCFSA), your benefits can cover a significant portion of vision care expenses that can help your child see clearly throughout the coming school year. Here are a few of the AAO's suggestions of what you should cover as August gets underway.
- Vision Exam
According to the American Optometric Association (AAO), an eye exam is recommended for school-aged children every 2 years if there is no vision correction issue present, and those who need glasses or contact lenses should visit on an annual basis, reports All About Vision. Before your kids get back in the classroom this fall, make an appointment with your optometrist to ensure your child's eye sight is healthy - and use your FSA to cover it!
- Eyeglasses/Contact Lenses
Before your kids get back into the classroom, make sure they have up-to-date glasses and contact lenses that can stand up to the rigors of the coming school year. Your FSA covers reading glasses, prescription eyeglasses and prescription contact lenses, so if your child's eyewear is in need of an update, your FSA can cover the fresh new look they've been looking for. Visit our Optical Store to browse our selection of the hottest eyeglasses and contact lens brands.
- Vision Correction Accessories
Are you running low on contact lens solution? Has your child misplaced a carrying case? In addition to vision correction methods, your FSA covers a huge slate of products that can protect and prolong the lifespan of your kids' eyeglasses and contact lenses. Contact lens solution, eyeglass repair kits, cleaning cloths and much more are eligible for FSA reimbursement. Best of all, these products are available over-the-counter and do not require additional documentation to be purchased with your FSA card!
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