A Great Use of FSA Money: Extra Contacts
The amount you put into your flexible spending account each year should be roughly what you think you'll need to spend; if you put too much in, you risk losing that money when the year ends. However, it can be difficult to predict exactly what you'll need. It's common both to add more than necessary and to end up not spending as much as you thought you'd need to, leaving you with a lot of leftover money. A good use of that money, when the year is coming to a close, is to grab extra contact lenses. Our optometrists at Dr. Romeu Eye Associates in West New York, NJ, can evaluate your prescription so you can get fresh contacts for the new year.
Your flex benefits cover costs that you need to pay even if your insurance is taking care of most of the bills. By using pre-tax dollars for these costs, you end up with a little more money in your pocket after tax time than you would if you had to use post-tax dollars. So, don't let these benefits expire. You have a chance this year to visit an eye doctor for evaluations and fittings where anything not paid for by insurance could be easily covered by your flex benefits. If you end up with extra money toward the end of the year, ask one of our optometrists in West New York about using the rest of your benefits to stock up on contact lenses.
At Dr. Romeu Eye Associates in West New York, NJ, we offer contact lens evaluations and prescriptions. Call our office at 201-868-3603 for a fitting while your end of the year benefits are still available to you.
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