Can a FSA or HSA benefit from my employer help cover the cost of LASIK or PRK? By Kristina Oneill on October 09, 2013

 

Can a FSA or HSA benefit from my employer help cover the cost of LASIK or PRK?

 

Many patients want to know if they have an FSA or an HSA benefit will it help cover the cost of an elective refractive surgery procedure.  The answer is yes.  If your employer offers a tax-free Flexible spending account (FSA) or Healthcare savings account (HSA) benefit you would be able to pay for your laser vision correction with pretax dollars. This could mean a savings of 20-30% of the cost for those who are eligible.

Employer flexible spending accounts are a popular way to help cover part of the costs for laser vision correction.  Participating employees set aside pretax dollars for LASIK surgery and other approved medical expenses. Depending on your income level, you may save up to $2,500 a year with your healthcare savings accounts.  Most flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts do not roll over the following year. You want to be sure to plan ahead and prepare so you will not lose your contributions to your FSA or HSA.  

This is a perfect time of year to schedule your laser vision correction consultation for those who are eligible to put pretax dollars aside for medical expenses.  Most FSA and HSA plans are starting to allow open enrollment usually starting between October through January.  Dr. Holzman offers a complimentary consultation for LASIK or PRK so that you can determine ahead of tie if you are a good candidate for laser vision correction before you put pretax dollars aside to help cover the expense of the procedure.  This is a great benefit to help offset some of the costs of this life changing procedure.

 

Related to This

Dr. Andrew Holzman

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS

Andrew E. Holzman, MD, FACS, is one of the most well-respected ophthalmologists in the greater Washington, DC, area. He is regularly sought out by professional athletes, media personalities, and other doctors for laser eye surgery. Dr. Holzman is a member of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • The American Medical Association
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery

To schedule a consultation at one of our five locations, please fill out our online form or give us a call at (703) 556-9155.

Contact Us Today

"Dr. Holzman is the best - very honest, very professional yet very friendly and personable." Ben E.

Rate, Review & Explore

Social Accounts Sprite
Google map image of our location in 7538 Limestone Dr  Gainesville, VA

Gainesville Office

7538 Limestone Dr
Gainesville, VA 20155

Closed Today

Google map image of our location in 7930 Jones Branch Dr Ste 250 McLean, VA

McLean Office

7930 Jones Branch Dr
Ste 250
McLean, VA 22102

Open Today 9:00am - 5:00pm

Google map image of our location in 11200 Rockville Pike Ste 150 Rockville, MD

Rockville Office

11200 Rockville Pike
Ste 150
Rockville, MD 20852

Open Today 8:00am - 4:30pm

Google map image of our location in 630 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Ste 180 Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville Office

630 Peter Jefferson Pkwy
Ste 180
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Open Today 8:30am - 5:00pm

Google map image of our location in 1801 K St NW Ste 500L Washington, DC

Washington Office

1801 K St NW
Ste 500L
Washington, DC 20006

Open Today 8:00am - 4:30pm

What is the best time for you?

Add additional time

Which location would you prefer?

Tell us a bit about yourself...

(703) 556-9155 Send a message