USE IT OR LOSE IT: Avoid Losing Your Vision Insurance Benefits and Flexible Spending Account Dollars
Many people participate in Vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) or Health Savings Accounts (HSA) through their employers.
Many vision benefits and flexible spending accounts (FSA) offer benefits that expire at the end of every year. This means that if you do not USE the money by the end of your benefits year (usually December 31st) you will LOSE it. In most cases, unused benefits cannot be transferred over to the New Year (usually beginning January 1st).
Most vision insurance plans entitle you to annual comprehensive eye examination and either an allowance or discounts toward eyewear or contact lenses each year.
Have you taken advantage of these benefits this year?
If you are not sure of the date of your last comprehensive eye examination at Complete Vision Care, please call us at one of our convenient locations and we can look it up for you.
Leadington (573) 431-1301
Festus (636) 931-2020
Webster Groves (314) 918-1239
or Request An Appointment on our website.
If you have utilized your vision plan benefits, and still have money remaining in your FSA, why not consider a second pair of glasses so you have options or that pair of prescription polarized sunglasses you have always wanted or some colored contact lenses? These make a perfect gift for yourself or your loved ones.
Have you considered contact lenses in the past, but your vision plan only covered either glasses or contact lenses?
Now is the perfect time to give contact lenses a try! Whether it is for occasional wear (sporting events, date nights, parties, etc.) or full time wear, we have a contact lens that can meet your needs.
The holiday season is always a busy time. It is easy to forget something like vision benefits expiring or losing FSA dollars.
Be creative and use those benefits before they expire.
Avoid the holiday rush, call NOW and schedule your appointment.
It should come as no surprise that Americans today are living much longer than past generations. We’re also aging differently than our parents and grandparents. Baby boomers are entering their retirement years, but they aren’t about to slow down. Instead, they are looking for breath-taking experiences; and with this adventurous mindset comes the need to travel – specifically the need to travel by car. No matter the distance, getting behind the wheel of a car should be taken seriously and approached with safety in mind.
To keep yourself safe consider these proactive tips to keep your vision in tip-top shape.
Polarized sunglasses are all the rage these days. And why not? There are many benefits to wearing polarized lenses, such as reducing eyestrain and improving vision by blocking excess glare.
All of which is great if you are planning to buy new sunglasses. But what if you already own a pair and don't know or remember whether they are polarized? Do you have to just buy a new pair? Not necessarily. There are several easy ways to determine whether or not your current sunglasses are already polarized. Check out our guide to determining whether or not your sunglasses are already polarized—these tips might save you more than money—they could also save your eyesight.
Read This Article: This is so meta it may just blow your mind, but if you wear your sunglasses while reading this article, you may be able to determine whether they are polarized. That's because most modern computer screens utilize the same glare-reducing technology as polarized lenses. If you tilt your glasses while looking at a computer monitor through polarized glasses, portions of your screen will become blank or go dark. The same is true of LCD display screens such as the ones on a gas pump. Crazy, right?
Go Fishing: One of the primary benefits of wearing polarized lenses is cutting down on glare, such as the glare you get off a car windshield. Polarized sunglasses are also great at reducing the glare of the sun reflecting off water. If your sunglasses are polarized, instead of only seeing the surface of a lake or river, you will suddenly be able to see through the glare and into the water below. Catching all those fish down there, on the other hand, is up to you.
Phone A Friend: If you know somebody who owns polarized sunglasses, figuring out if your own lenses are polarized is as easy as phoning a friend. All you need is their cooperation - and, of course, their glasses. First, hold up your glasses and theirs simultaneously and look through both pairs at the same time. Then, rotate one pair of sunglasses about 60 degrees. If both pairs of glasses are polarized, the overlapping area will darken as they filter out excess light. If your pair isn't polarized, however, you won't notice any difference.
If you determine that your sunglasses aren’t polarized, a trip to see us can solve this problem. We can swap out the lenses in any frames for polarized lenses. For those full-time glasses wearers, you can even have us add your prescription to your polarized sunglasses.
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