It’s nearly the end of the year and “Can I use my HSA for glasses?” has become one of the most frequently asked questions here at Schmidt’s Optical and Hearing™. We are happy to say YES YOU CAN!You can use your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) dollars to buy prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses.Glasses (and prescription eyewear in general) are an eligible and approved expense under both FSA or HSA plans. You can use these funds for prescription eyewear, regardless of whether or not you have vision insurance. And if you use your flex spending or HSA debit card, you can skip the hassle of having to submit a reimbursement form to your insurance provider!
WHAT GLASSES ARE FSA OR HSA ELIGIBLE EXPENSES?According to official sources, your flexible spending account or health savings account does cover expenses for RX prescription eyewear and:
- Eyeglasses with or without lenses
- Readers glasses
- Prescription sunglasses
- Sunglasses (only if medically necessary and prescribed by a physician)*