Keep An Eye On Your Benefits!
Everyone knows how expensive health care can be. Vision expenses are no exception, as the cost of items such eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses can add up quickly. Fortunately, many health care and vision plans exist to make these items accessible and affordable. It's important to remember that most vision and medical plans have dollar maximums that don't carry over to the following year. Flexible Spending Accounts may also expire at year’s end. Therefore, getting the most out of your benefits may require some planning
What Your Benefits Can Cover
You may be surprised at everything that may be covered with your vision and medical benefits. Below are just a few of the items that may be fully or partially covered:
- Eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses
- Contact lenses
- Eye surgeries
- Eye exams
- Copays and insurance premiums
- Special discounts on LASIK and PRK
Your Annual Exam: More Than Meets The Eye
Your vision plan gives you access to more than a prescription for glasses. An annual comprehensive eye exam can look deeper into your overall health and wellness. In fact, your eye doctor may be able to identify chronic conditions, like hypertension and diabetes, before you've begun experiencing symptoms.