Can I Use My HSA or FSA to Buy Contact Lenses?

December 31, 2020

Prescription vision expenditure is covered under HSA/FSA. People who use prescription glasses use these options all the time. If you need prescription contact lenses or even prescription sunglasses, you can use HSA/FSA to pay for them as well.

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What’s the difference between myopia and hyperopia?

November 25, 2020

There many different vision problems and conditions. Myopia and hyperopia are two of the most common refractive eye errors. What this means is that they are caused by eye abnormalities that affect the ability of the eyes to focus light on the part of the eye called the retina. The retina is a patch of light-sensitive cells at the very back of the eye, and its job is to pass signals between the eyes and the brain to tell us what we can see. When the light doesn’t hit the retina properly, the message isn’t correct, and our brain interprets a blurred image.

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What is Corneal Refractive Therapy?

October 28, 2020

Corneal Refractive Therapy, often referred to as CRT for short, is a painless, non-invasive and straightforward treatment that can be used to help patients to see clearly the next day, without the need for glasses, contact lenses or laser vision correction. It has also been used to slow or even halt the progress of myopia – the most common refractive eye condition in the world. Here’s what you need to know about CRT, including how to identify is you are a suitable candidate for the treatment.

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Why Are My Eyes Dry After Wearing a Mask?

October 05, 2020

We are all well aware of the importance of wearing face coverings at the present time. However, while wearing a mask is a crucial part of preventing the spread of diseases like COVID-19, doing so can have a number of side effects. If you have found that your eyes feel much drier and stiffer since you started wearing a mask you aren’t alone. Dry eyes are now one of the most commonly reported effects of mask-wearing. Why does this happen and is there anything you can do to prevent it? Read on to find out.

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Why You Should Add an Eye Exam to the Back to School Checklist

August 31, 2020

Getting ready to go back to school is a very busy time, with lots of different things to prepare and think about. One of the things that is often overlooked by stressed parents with hectic schedules is whether their child’s vision is clear and their eyes are working as well as they could. Unfortunately, this could have serious consequences for your child and their learning. Here is why you should add a pediatric eye exam to the back to school checklist.

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