Protect eye sight with your FSA

Protect eye sight with an FSA during Home Eye Safety Month

Did you know that each year in the United States, nearly 2.5 million people will suffer major eye injuries, and a further 50,000 of those will partially or completely lose their vision? To further compound the problem, advocacy group Prevent Blindness America reports that these injuries cost our healthcare system an astonishing $1.3 billion each year.

Prevent Blindness America has declared October as Home Eye Safety Month to educate individuals and families about the dangers of life-altering eye injuries where we least expect them: in the comfort of our own homes. Luckily, if you are enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you can cover a wide range of eye care products to safeguard your family and respond quickly in an emergency.

Here are a few FSA eligible items no home should be without:

Multi-Purpose Eye Solution

Chemical burns and other caustic substances that come into contact with eyes can potentially do permanent damage and may even lead to blindness. Typically, flushing eyes out with water and seeking medical attention is the best course of action, but it's also wise to keep multi-purpose, disinfecting eye solution around the house to effectively flush out eyes and ward off infection.

Check Out: Bausch and Lomb Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution, 10 oz

Eye Cups

Eye cups are extremely effective in washing out dirt, debris, loose eyelashes and other irritants from your eyes. Aside from day-to-day use, eye cups can be pivotal in the event of caustic substances coming into contact with the eyes. Eye cups can provide even distribution throughout the eyes for water or cleaning solutions to be most effective.

Check Out: Flents Plastic Eye Cup

Protective Eyewear

Whether you're working around the house or outdoors, it's always best to err on the side of caution to protect your eyes with safety glasses. Something as simple as an swaying tree branch coming into contact with your eyes or a splash from a household cleaner could lead to significant vision complications, which is why it's always wise to cover up when tackling your list of chores.

Check Out: Adlens Emergensee Variable Focus Eyewear

Got puffy, dry eyes?

If you're looking for pain relief from dry, puffy or sore eyes, why not treat yourself to a TheraPearl Hot or Cold Therapy Eye Mask?

This October, make sure that you have everything you need to support the health and wellness of you and your loved ones by shopping at! We have the web's largest selection of FSA eligible products to help you maximize the potential of your healthcare benefits!

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