5 Reasons to Put Your Flex Spending Toward LASIK

Posted by: Missouri Eye Institute in Blog on November 14, 2023

LASIK has a high safety and satisfaction rating among patients, and most people achieve 20/20 vision or better after the surgery. If LASIK is on your wish list but you’re not sure you can afford it, this article may be encouraging for you.

LASIK is an elective procedure that is not covered by most insurance plans. The average cost of LASIK in the U.S. is about $2,000 – $3,000 per eye. However, there are ways to make LASIK more affordable, such as using flexible spending account (FSA) or health spending account (HSA) funds, financing plans or discounts … and we know several great reasons to make that happen.

1. You could save a lot of money overall.

By using your pre-tax FSA funds to pay for LASIK, you can reduce your taxable income and lower your tax bill. This could defray a sizable amount of the cost of LASIK (as much as 20-40 percent), depending on your income tax bracket. Over a lifetime, LASIK could also save you thousands of dollars—even tens of thousands—by replacing recurring prescription eyewear expenses with a one-time surgical fee.

2. Unused funds could go to waste.

You may have to forfeit the balance of your HSA or FSA funds if you don’t use them by the end of the year. While some employers may offer a grace period or a rollover option, that’s not always the case. By using your FSA for LASIK, you can avoid wasting your hard-earned money.

3. Better vision improves your quality of life.

LASIK can correct common refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. It can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, which can improve your quality of life. LASIK can enhance your learning, reading comprehension and sports performance. It can boost your confidence and self-esteem, as well as improve your appearance.

4. You’ll enjoy the benefits for years.

LASIK is a permanent procedure that reshapes your cornea to improve your vision. Unlike glasses or contact lenses, which need to be replaced or updated regularly—at great expense—LASIK can provide lasting results that may only require minor adjustments over time.

5. It’s a reliable investment.

LASIK is a safe and effective procedure that has a high satisfaction rate among patients and an extremely low complication rate. Most patients achieve 20/20 vision or better with LASIK. LASIK is a great way to invest in yourself and your future.

If you are tired of the discomfort and inconvenience of glasses or contacts, consider LASIK. Missouri Eye Institute has experienced and qualified LASIK surgeons who can evaluate your vision and recommend the best option for you. We also offer flexible financing plans you can combine with HSA/FSA to make LASIK surgery more affordable.

Missouri Eye Institute has helped thousands of patients attain freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Contact us at (800) 383-3831 to schedule a thorough eye exam or visit MissouriEye.com to learn more about our services.


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