A Flexible Spending Account pays for many types of out-of-pocket health care costs, including Lasik. Also, an FSA can be applied to co-pays at the doctor's office, specialty medical services such as acupuncture, and thousands of medical products and supplies found at FSAstore.com.
An FSA covers eye care – eyeglasses, contact lenses, contact lens solution, and yearly eye exams. The IRS approves laser eye surgery to treat vision problems including through LASIK (laser eye surgery). FSA Eye Care
Yes, vision care is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) eligible expense.
At the end of many plan years, it's not unusual to find people with FSAs shopping for eyeglasses, contact solution, or visiting their ophthalmologists or optometrists.
Taking Care of Your Vision
A 2012 U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute found, the number of cases of glaucoma in the U.S. has increased by 22%. Glaucoma is an eye condition that many may not even realize they're suffering from.
"Risk factors for glaucoma include age, family history, nearsightedness, eye injury or surgery and the use of steroid medications. Race is another major risk factor as, according to the National Eye Institute, glaucoma is five times more likely to occur in blacks than in whites, and blacks are four times more likely to go blind from it. Hispanics are more likely to develop glaucoma after age 60 than any other group." - from Prevent Blindness America
You can look up which vision problems affect your state and then check in with your vision care provider. Routine eye checks never hurt to ensure proper and fast treatment (if possible) of vision problems through services or products to improve your sight.
FSA Vision Care Services
Medically necessary treatments such as Lasik or laser eye surgery, corneal keratotomy, routine eye exams, and eye surgery to correct vision are all part of FSA eligible vision care. Search for local vision care providers within our services section.