Use your FSA Flexible Spending Account to save on Contact Lenses

At Visiondirect.com we are often asked about purchasing contact lenses with flexible spending account dollars. Most customers with FSA accounts find that their insurance provider does allow prescription contact lenses to be covered as an approved purchase. So if you have an FSA account take a minute and confirm contact lens coverage with your provider.

For those who aren’t familiar with flexible spending accounts, they are special accounts that allow you to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. FSA and HSA (Health Savings Accounts) are increasingly an option offered with medical insurance plans. The dollars you contribute to your FSA account are automatically deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis.

The type of medical expenses that FSA dollars are used to buy are typically those not covered under your health plan. They may include doctor visit co-pays, prescription drug co-payments, dental care, vision care and other items and services. It pays to become familiar with the items and services that you may spend your FSA dollars on.

At VisionDirect.com you can use your Flexible Spending Account to purchase prescription contact lenses and other eye care accessories. If you have been provided with an FSA debit card, you can make use of it to pay for your purchase. Otherwise, our FSA tracker makes it easy for you to print all the proof of purchase information you will need to submit your purchases to your FSA administrator for reimbursement. All of your FSA-related purchases will be visible in the FSA/HSA Manager section of your account online at Visiondirect.com. In order to provide better clarity and convenience while doing your FSA shopping, Visiondirect.com marks all eligible contact lens products with an FSA icon.

Visiondirect.com has all the brands of prescription contact lenses at the lowest prices such as Acuvue, Biofinity, Bausch & Lomb, Biomedics, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, FreshLook, Focus DAILIES, PureVision and many others. Additionally Visiondirect.com often offers coupon codes and special promotions to allow you to save even more. There are offers for new and existing customers. For new customers check out this page for up to the minute promotional and coupon offers. If you are already a customer, our best offers and coupon codes for your next order are often found here.

Use Your HSA Account for Contact Lenses

Tired of wearing glasses? You may be able to use your health savings account (HSA) to purchase prescription contact lenses. Health Savings Accounts are tax-advantaged medical savings accounts that let you use pre-tax dollars to manage your health care costs. They are offered as an option by a growing number of insurance plans. Check with your insurance provider to see if the purchase of prescription contact lenses are covered under your HSA.

VisionDirect.com makes it easy to use your HSA and FSA spending dollars for contact lenses and supplies. Our HSA/FSA tracker helps you keep a track of all your purchases and allows you to print receipts for reimbursement by your insurance company. Vision Direct has all the brands of prescription contact lenses at the lowest prices, including: Acuvue, Bausch & Lomb, Biomedics, CIBA Vision, CooperVision, FreshLook, Focus DAILIES, PureVision and many more.

Visiondirect.com has ongoing promotions for new and repeat customers. For new customers check out this page for up to the minute promotional offers. If you are already a customer, our best offers for your next order are often found here.

All about Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have made effective vision correction comfortable, cosmetically pleasing and convenient. The rapidly evolving technology has enabled people to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, blurred vision and other correctable conditions related to an eye lens. You may want to know a little more about contacts before you talk to your doctor about a prescription.

A contact lens is a thin refractive optical lens (typically made out of soft, breathable, flexible and water absorbing silicon hydro-gels) that is placed on the surface of the eye. The contact lens then floats on the tear film layer of the cornea. This allows the lens to move naturally with your eye and line of vision. The eye’s refractive error can typically and easily be corrected with the use of contact lenses. Contacts can also be used for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. Different types of lenses are available today, giving you multiple options to choose from. You can opt for soft lenses, hard lenses, disposable lenses, colored lenses and more.

Contact lenses have gained popularity over eyeglasses for a few reason that you may not have heard of. Many people find that contacts provide a better peripheral vision and do not fog up or collect moisture during rain, snow or condensation. People with contacts can also wear sunglasses, goggles and other fashionable eyewear without having to fit them with the prescribed lens. Contact lenses offer relief from the weight of eyeglasses, making them perfect for daily wear, for sports enthusiasts and those who love the outdoors.

When using contacts it is important that you follow the directions especially in regard to how long to wear them, when to wear them, how to put them in and keep them clean. Some contact lenses will require the use of a cleaning solution. Some basic tips are to wash and dry your hands before you put your contacts in or when removing them. Typically your left and right contact lens will be different in terms of their prescription parameters, so it can be helpful to make a habit of starting with the same side when you put them in or take them out. Carrying a backup set of eyeglasses is a good idea in case you accidentally lose or damage one of the lenses or run of out fresh contacts if they are disposable. Always discontinue using the lenses and talk to your doctor if you find them reddening your eye or hurting.

Take your time, talk to your eye care professional and ask lots of questions when choosing contacts. The technology has advanced so much that almost anyone can were contact lenses with comfort and convenience. Once you have your contact lens prescription check back with Vision Direct. Vision Direct has all the lenses your doctor will prescribe and at the most affordable prices. Visiondirect.com has ongoing promotions for new and repeat customers. For new customers check out this page for up to the minute promotional offers. If you are already a customer, our best offers for your next order are often found here.

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