Posts for: January, 2020
Discover the ways that you can use FSA/HSA for better vision.
If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA), you may be wondering how this could help you save money on your vision needs. FSA accounts allow you to set aside pre-taxed money from your paycheck to help you cover some of your medical expenses. An HSA is similar to an FSA, but the main difference is that your money carries over from the year so you don’t lose it. If you don’t use your FSA funds you will lose them.
Some approved payments for FSA/HSA benefits are:
- LASIK surgery: Laser correction surgery such as LASIK is eligible as an FSA/HSA expense. LASIK can correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
- Your eyeglasses, if you have a prescription. If you need a prescription, you will need to visit one of our NYC eye doctors for a prescription first. Your FSA/HSA may also include prescription sunglasses.
- Your contact lenses, as well as the cases, cleaning solution and anything else you need to take care of your contact lenses. We offer a wide range of contact lenses including weekly and monthlies to fit your lifestyle.
- Your annual exam may be covered by your FSA/HSA. Everyone will need an eye exam each year to make sure their prescription hasn’t changed and that their eyes are healthy. If you need to schedule an appointment it’s as simple as picking up the phone and giving us a call or booking it online.
Many adults need some type of vision correction. While this often comes in the form of glasses or contact lenses, many people are turning to LASIK surgery with our New York ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher Coad to help them see better.
Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology in New York is here to help you make the most out of your FSA/HSA while also making sure you get the vision care you need!
How Long Does LASIK Last?
Are glasses and contact lenses interfering with your active lifestyle? Many adults over the age of 21 have chosen laser vision correction surgery. Highly successful and safe, this procedure performed by a board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Christopher Coad at Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology, sharpens vision and eliminates the need for contacts and glasses. Dr. Christopher Coad has been a pioneer in laser refractive surgery and has performed thousands of LASIK and refractive procedures since vision correction surgery was approved by the FDA in the early 1990s. Dr. Coad has been featured on TV, radio and in the press for his outstanding work and has been recognized by his peers as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor and a New York Super Doctor.
Interested in learning more about LASIK and how long it lasts? Read all of the details here!
What is LASIK?
LASIK is a laser eye surgery that corrects surface irregularities in the cornea which is the clear outer layer of the eye. The cornea protects your eye from dirt and bacteria and also aids in directing light through the lens and toward the retina.
Many people have congenital corneal defects that do not impact the health of the eye. However, they can change how the eye perceives images. The resulting vision problems are called astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. In past years, only eyeglasses and contact lenses could improve these problems. However, LASIK surgery changes all of that! Reshaping of the cornea takes seconds, and the entire procedure takes only 15 minutes!
Life after LASIK
You will be free of glasses and contacts and you'll see better than you ever have! As you approach your mid-fifties, you may need reading glasses to correct presbyopia, an age-related problem that impairs close vision. Additionally, with advanced age, most individuals require cataract surgery to remove clouded lenses and replace them with artificial ones.
In general, however, LASIK surgery lasts indefinitely. The American Refractive Surgery Council indicates that only 10 percent of LASIK patients need enhancement surgery later on in life.
Interested in LASIK?
Contact Chelsea Eye Ophthalmology for an informative consultation with Dr. Christopher Coad and his team. Call us at (212) 220-0066, and look forward to the best vision of your life.