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A Perfect Way to Use Your Health Benefit Funds

November 28, 2022

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The end of the year is fast approaching, and your company health benefits are expiring!

You might already be feeling anxious about the upcoming holiday season. But don’t worry about the 2022 health funds that you haven’t spent yet. Van’s Eyecare and Dr. Kenneth Van Amerongen can give you excellent value this month for the funds you have saved.

health benefits for eye healthUse ‘em or lose ‘em! 

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are great benefits for your health, but the dollars set aside are use-it-or-lose-it. Yikes! They will likely be forfeited if not used by the December deadline.

There is no better way to use these funds than to ensure that your vision and eye health are taken care of and in the best shape possible. Here are some great ideas:

Annual Comprehensive Eye Exam

A comprehensive eye exam is a great way to check in on your overall health, as Dr. Van can diagnose over 270 diseases. Knowing what is going on with your health will help you decide the next steps you need to take. Not only will your comprehensive eye exam give you insight into your overall health, but it will also make you aware of any vision or eye health problems that you need to consider and correct.

Eye Glasses and Contact Lenses

Your HSA/FSA account can be used for glasses and contact lenses. If you wear contact lenses, replacing those lenses at the prescribed frequency is an integral part of your continued eye health and reduces your risk of infection and irritation.

If you don’t have a backup to your contact lenses, now is a good time to get them. All of the glasses we sell at Van’s Eyecare will protect your eyes daily from harmful UV and blue light. Updating your glasses for optimal vision or just wanting a new fantastic look is a great use of those extra funds.

Test Your Children for Unknown Vision Problems

Don’t forget about the rest of your family! 80% of the information we take in every day is visual. Vision correction benefits children in the classroom both academically and emotionally. Poor vision can lead to learning problems and low self-esteem. Be sure to set your children up for success by simply scheduling an appointment with Dr. Van Amerongen. If you don’t have a family optometrist yet, find a great one here!

Ask us what is covered or not, and for some ideas!


If you aren’t sure exactly what you can spend your

health benefit funds

on, talk with the Van’s Eyecare office staff. We can point you in the right direction. We work with individuals every year who are up against similar deadlines and we can offer our expertise when it comes to which items are covered or not. We can also help you pick out a perfect pair of spectacles, sports or safety glasses, or sunglasses. We have the perfect fit for your style.

Plan for next year!

Ask Dr. Van or his staff for an itemized bill. That can help you plan what to set aside for next year. Be sure to take care of all the visual needs of your family. Consider scheduling your family’s annual comprehensive eye exams earlier in the year or even right before school starts, especially if you have kids. Let everyone enjoy the beautiful Colorado views clearly and healthily!

Dr. Van’s goal for you is healthy eyes and clear comfortable vision. We hope to see you soon!