Can I Use My Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for LASIK Surgery?

December 07, 2018

Waking up to clearer vision is something most eye patients wish for—and now you can have it. With the help of modern treatments, such as LASIK, you are able to enjoy life without being dependent on contact lenses and the proper eyewear. That’s why LASIK is considered a great personal investment. Nationwide Vision gives patients the opportunity to make a clear change in their lives with a number of vision correction treatments, including LASIK. When it comes to paying for the LASIK procedure, many patients pose this important question: can I use my flexible spending account for LASIK surgery?

What Is a Flexible Spending Account?

Simply put, a flexible spending account is an account provided by your employer during your time of employment. This account is used to offset any medical expenses you incur over a given period, and you can allocate a specific amount of money to be transferred to this a pre-tax fund from each paycheck. So any surgery that isn’t covered by your medical insurance, an FSA can often work to cover co-pays, deductibles, and other medical expenses. But to use a FSA to your full advantage, you must remember to use it before you lose it by the end of each year.

Can I Use an FSA for LASIK?

With an FSA available to you, can it go towards a LASIK procedure? Yes, the United States government allows people to use their FSA’s for traditional LASIK and CustomLASIK. The benefits of using a FSA for LASIK include:

  • Reduced out-of-pocket expenses up to hundreds or thousands of dollars
  • Financially supports a highly successful and rewarding surgery
  • It’s a great way to use your FSA funds before the end of the year

The Benefits of LASIK

Why would someone use an FSA expense for LASIK? LASIK surgery has a number of benefits for a patient, including:

  • Corrects vision
  • Fast procedure
  • No pain involved (numbing drops help decrease sensitivity)
  • Immediate results within the same or next day
  • No stitches
  • Decreased dependence for contact lenses and prescription glasses

Consult with Your Eye Care Professional about LASIK

If you don’t want to lose your FSA funds and you’d like to understand how LASIK can benefit you, please schedule a consultation with one of our Nationwide Vision eye doctors. Discussing LASIK surgery and your candidacy is the first step to attaining a better quality of life. Please call us at (877) 222-4218 to schedule an appointment.

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