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.

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses – a Growing Trend in the U.S.

Daily disposable lenses have been the best-selling lens in Europe and Asia over the past few years and here in the United States, the trend is just catching on.

A few years ago there were very few options available for daily disposables in the country. If you had astigmatism or needed multifocal lenses, your only options were extended wear contacts or glasses.

Lately, contact lens manufactures have begun to take notice and now there are options for just about anyone. Acuvue, for example, offers standard daily disposables in both 30 and 90 day supplies and there’s a new daily disposable lens for astigmatism as well that comes in a 30 day pack. Do you need multifocal lenses? CooperVision will soon have their Proclear brand available in a new daily disposable multifocal lens in a 30 day pack. Do you like colored contacts? Freshlook offers a 10 pack of colored daily disposables as well.

Have you considered making the switch to daily disposables? Here are a few things to consider

-Comfort is a big plus. Imagine wearing a fresh pair of lenses every day!
-No cleaning required! You throw them out every night, so there’s no need to clean and disinfect your lenses at night. In the morning, simply put in a fresh pair.
-Don’t wear lenses often? Great! You can wear a new pair every time you wear contact lenses. You don’t have to keep your lenses soaking in solution for days or weeks in between wears.
-Price. While the daily disposable lenses are a little more expensive than traditional extended wear lenses, they’re much easier to maintain and save money by not requiring lens solution and cases.

If you’re interested in a disposable daily lens, please consult your eye doctor for more information and to get a prescription.

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