See clearly during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

With back-to-school sales already popping up, there’s plenty to do before your kids get back into theclassroom!

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, a cooperative effort between the American Academy of Ophthalmologists and Prevent Blindness America to stress the importance of healthy vision and educate parents of the warning signs of potential eyesight issues.

Your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) can certainly help you cover all types of eye care expenses, whether it involves eye care products or medical services.

Here are a few ways that you can give your kids’ eye health the attention it deserves:

Invest in eye care products

If you have an FSA, you can cover a huge range of qualifying eye care products for every member ofyour family by shopping at Contact lens wearers can purchase lens solution, cases andrewetting drops, while eyeglass wearers can buy necessities like cleaning cloths, lens cleaners, eyeglassrepair kits, prescription eyeglasses and much more. Whether you need to buy something as a result ofan eye exam or an injury, your FSA can cover you and your dependents’ eye care needs with significantsavings for your bottom line.

Make an appointment for an eye exam

August is also National Eye Exam Month, so optometrists in your area may use this time to offerdiscounted exams, and eye wear, which are covered by a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Your kids’eyes should be examined during regular pediatric appointments and receive vision testing beginningat the age of 3, but visiting a specialist is also crucial to rule out any potential vision problems. TheAmerican Optometric Association (AOA) recommends that kids should have an eye exam every twoyears if there are no vision problems present, while those with vision impairment should visit annually.