Getting a comprehensive eye exam is a great way to ensure your eyes are healthy and gives you the opportunity to talk to your eye doctor about your vision correction needs and what the next steps should be if you want to look at a procedure like LASIK.
If improving your vision with laser vision correction on your list of goals for 2018, it is a good idea to invest some time in learning all you can about the procedure and pull together a list of questions you want answered so you can make the best decision for you and your vision. One of the questions we hear most often is: LASIK can be upwards of $4,500, so how am I going to pay for it?
It is a good question and, today, there are many ways to pay for LASIK. You should begin with a conversation with a highly qualified LASIK surgeon to discussion your options and ensure you have the facts about the cost of LASIK.
One approach has been getting a lot of attention in the news recently, Health Savings Accounts – also known as HSAs. These accounts are offered by employers as a benefit to employees, the benefit of using pre-tax dollars for certain out-of-pocket health and medical expenses. Another option with tax benefits is known as a Flexible Savings Account, or FSA. Laser vision correction procedures, like LASIK, are considered eligible expenses for both HSA and FSA funds. There are rules and limitations to each of these options for paying for a laser vision correction procedure so read How to Use Your FSA and HSA for LASIK Surgery: 2018 Update to learn more about how these tax advantage accounts can help you put your 2018 vision goals in reach.
If healthy eyes and great vision are on your list of must-haves for 2018, it is time to take the next step. Schedule that eye exam and get the conversation going with your eye doctor about these and other ways you can protect and improve your vision for a lifetime.