Eye Mask for Pain Relief: FSA Eligibility
No prescription required.
Under IRC 213(d)(1), "medical care includes amounts paid for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or for the purpose of affecting any structure or function of the body." This includes medical equipment and devices.
What is an eye mask for pain relief?
An eye mask for pain relief is a face mask that acts through several mechanisms to provide pain relief. An eye mask for pain relief is an Over-the-Counter (OTC) item and can be reimbursed through consumer-directed healthcare accounts without a prescription. An eye mask for pain relief is designed to relieve pain and can help with related issues such as puffy eyes, headaches, light sensitivity, migraines, and sinus pain.
An eye mask for pain relief typically provides light pressure around the eye area which can help reduce swelling and discomfort or pain due to swelling. Eye masks for pain relief are usually one-size-fits-all and may have an adjustable retention band. Eye masks for pain relief are also usually filled with a material that retains cold temperatures, allowing for the eye mask to be chilled or frozen to further aid in relieving pain. A chilled or frozen eye mask for pain relief will reduce swelling around the head and eye region, which may be another source of pain or discomfort.
An eye mask for pain relief may also be washable for hygiene after repeated use. Eye masks for pain relief are usually made of a dark, opaque material that prevents light from passing through. This allows the eye mask for pain relief to assist with light sensitivity, which may be another source of pain or discomfort (The Sleep Judge).