12 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon About the Cost of LASIK

LASIK and many other vision correction procedures including SMILE and PRK are elective, meaning they are a personal choice rather than a medical necessity, so the cost of LASIK is an important consideration in the decision to have surgery and the choice of a surgeon to perform it. There are many options in laser vision…

How to Use Your FSA and HSA for Laser Vision Correction: 2021 Update

For the tax year 2021, the IRS has announced new contribution limits for both the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and the Health Savings Accounts (HSA).  Those who have access to these accounts may be interested to learn they can use their FSA or HSA for laser vision correction such as LASIK as these procedures are…

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Does Insurance Cover LASIK? The Update for 2021

Many of those weighing options for vision correction naturally wonder: does insurance cover LASIK and other laser vision correction procedures like SMILE, PRK, LASEK, or epi-LASEK?  The good news is some insurance policies do offer benefits that can help with the cost of laser vision correction, but, as with most things, the details matter. Does…

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Spring cleaning is an excellent motivation for taking a thorough look at what is in the medicine cabinet, which stores the many products, over-the-counter and prescription medications, and other items we rely on to keep us healthy and help us take care of ourselves, and that includes our eyes and vision. (Fun Fact: the third…

The latest in health savings account information for vision and eye care costs.

Changes to Health Saving Accounts in Response to COVID-19

The U.S. federal government recently passed the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Stabilization Act – also known as the CARES Act – which gave people some additional flexibility in how they can use health savings accounts (HSAs) and flexible savings accounts (FSAs) for medical expenses.  We discuss the value of these tax-exempt savings accounts in…

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