Eyewear Repair Kit: FSA Eligibility
Eligible expenses for Limited FSAs can vary. To find out exactly what your Limited FSA covers, contact your FSA administrator.
What is an eyewear repair kit?
Eyewear repair kits are portable toolkits for repairing eyeglasses and sunglasses. Eyewear repair kits are eligible for reimbursement if they are used for prescription eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses (Internal Revenue Service). Eyewear repair kits usually include several staple items such as replacement hinge screws, miniature screwdrivers, and replacement nose pads. Eyewear repair kits usually come in a carrying case intended to make the eyewear repair kit easily transportable. Some eyewear repair kits include a magnifier to assist with conducting repairs, as many eyeglass and sunglass hinge assemblies are otherwise difficult to repair due to their small size. Some eyeglass repair kits also include additional items that assist the user similarly, such as rubber screw holders, pouches, lens cloths, or different screw varieties.
Eyewear repair kits are useful because eyeglasses use small, unique components such as tiny screws, hinge assemblies, and nose pads. These components may be otherwise difficult to acquire on short notice, and so most eyewear repair kits come with a variety of replacement screws and nosepads to accommodate different types of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. Eyewear repair kits are useful in particular for people who are heavily reliant on their eyeglasses and who would otherwise have difficulty performing normal daily activities. Eyewear repair kits are designed to serve all types of prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, but users should verify the type of screw and/or replacement nosepad they need is contained in the eyewear repair kit that they choose to purchase.