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Visit Your Vision Care Provider Before the New Year

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As the end of the year approaches, it can become easy to get involved in various holiday activities and completing end of year projects. Remembering to look into your vision benefits and ensure you are making the most of them is often not the highest priority. However, there are so many great reasons to come see us before 2015 is over.

 

Flexible Spending Account

 

If you have a medical FSA, then the time is fast approaching to use that money before it disappears. You have been putting money in there, tax free, all year and if you haven’t used it all up yet then don’t waste it. That is your hard-earned money so it’s important to take the time to spend it. If you haven’t done so already this year, your FSA money could be used towards your eye exam, glasses, or contacts.

 

Deductible

 

By the end of the year, you might have already reached your out of pocket deductible. After the New Year, that amount will reset. That makes December a great time to look into what you might need and how to best utilize your insurance to save money. It’s better to only pay a percentage of the cost, when your insurance is covering than rest, than to pay for the full amount.

 

Complete Your New Look

 

As the holidays rapidly approach, there will be photo opportunities, family gatherings, holiday parties for work and many other events. This is a great time to update your look! Considering switching to contacts? Is it about to time to change out those out of fashion frames? It is time to create a stunning look to match that winning smile in all those pictures people are going to take of you the next couple of months.

 

Understand Your Insurance

 

Maybe you don’t know what your benefits are or if you are making smart vision choices. Did you just attend an open enrollment meeting and they mentioned your vision benefits are changing? What is still covered and what isn’t? If you are confused but want to make smart financial decisions, maybe it’s time to make an appointment and begin asking questions. This will help you make a plan for what to do before 2015 is over and what to plan for next year.

 

Forgetting to Book Your Vision Appointment

 

We all get busy. As January looms, have you realized that you missed your eye exam this year? Vision can change occasionally and advances in technology happen all the time. Don’t let 2015 go by without getting your vision checked and your glasses or contacts updated to meet your needs.

 

Expiration Date

 

Contact lens become contaminated over time and need to be replaced. If you haven’t seen your eye doctor this year, it may be time to check the expiration date on your lens. No one wants to take a gamble on his or her eyes and expired lens can be potentially harmful.
These are just some of the reasons to consider coming into the office before the last day of 2015. Don’t wait for the last couple weeks as holiday breaks can become busy and you might not be able to make an appointment. Go ahead and call us to book your appointment. We can’t wait to help you take full advantage of your vision benefits and get you updated on your vision care needs for 2016.