Customers can use their FSA benefits at LensCrafters

(FOX19) - LensCrafters stopped by FOX19 Morning News to discuss flex spending with Dan Wells and Jessica Brown.

The end of the year is a very important time for vision care. People with vision benefits or those who have been setting aside money throughout the year in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are strongly encouraged to use their benefits before they lose them.

80% of Flexible Sending Account (FSA) holders are unclear on how to use their remaining balance and it's estimated that 7.5 million Americans fail to use their total FSA balance each year.

On average those people are throwing away about $168 each year. LensCrafters just did a study that revealed that 45% of males fail to use all of the FSA dollars before they expire.

Every FSA plan is different, so it's important to take a good look at it before FSA "shopping."

A person's FSA covers co-payments and deductibles - making now a great time to schedule doctor's appointments.

If a customer doesn't have a separate vision insurance plan, their FSA will likely cover routine eye exams, like those available at LensCrafters, as well as prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses made with their prescription, contact lenses, and supplies.

LensCrafters also offers exclusive technologies that help their customers choose the perfect pair and get the right fit.

Right now at LensCrafters, customers can get 30% off a complete pair of eyeglasses or prescription sunglasses when they pay with their FSA, so it's the perfect time to help stretch FSA dollars and make them go even further.

The first step to using FSA benefits is to make an appointment. There are 12 LensCrafters locations in the tri-state area. Visit to schedule an appointment.

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