How the Government Can Save You Thousands on LASIK
Open enrollment is here for many businesses and with it comes the ability to set aside money for medical-related expenses. A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an employer-sponsored benefit that allows employees to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. One of the most popular expenses used with an FSA is LASIK and PRK!
If you have been considering having LASIK or PRK and your employer offers FSAs, signing up now should be a top priority. The reason is the amount of money that can be saved by putting FSA dollars towards the price of LASIK.
FSAs work by reducing the amount of money paid in income taxes by decreasing the employee’s taxable income. This often equates to a 20-30% or more savings on LASIK. There is a limit to the amount of money that can be set aside each year. In 2015 the maximum contribution is $2,550. Depending on your tax bracket, this can be a total savings of over $1,000!
It is wise to have a LASIK pre-operative examination with a refractive surgeon before committing to such a high flex spending amount. The reason: not everyone is a candidate for LASIK and whatever money you set aside must be used before the end of the year or you lose it.
If you have been considering LASIK or PRK, now is the time. Budgets vary and it is our goal, atRaleigh Eye Center, to make getting LASIK a reality.
Give us a call and we can schedule a pre-operative examination. During this appointment you will not only find out if you are a candidate, we will also discuss the best options with regard to paying for LASIK. If you live in the Raleigh, NC area, call us today for an appointment so you can start 2015 with clear vision!