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Can I use my 2023 Flex Plan for LASIK?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Feb 25, 2023 11:55:06 AM

Are you ready to trade glasses or contact lenses for the freedom of LASIK vision correction – but not sure about your options for paying for it? Think about using your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) if your employer offers it.  

With an FSA, you can put part of your pre-tax earnings into this short-term, tax-free health savings account and use it for non-reimbursable medical expenses such as LASIK.

For 2023, participants may contribute up to an annual maximum of $3,050 for a HCFSA or LEX HCFSA, while lowering your taxable income, on your LASIK procedure Sounds like a win-win, ...

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How LASIK can free you from the restraints of bifocals

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Feb 6, 2023 11:37:51 AM

Bifocals are eyeglasses that feature two lens powers, allowing wearers to see both near and far objects. In the past, individuals with bifocal vision had no choice but to wear special glasses or contact lenses in order to correct their vision. However, LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) can now free them from this dependence on eyewear. This procedure uses a laser beam combined with sophisticated computer technology to reshape the cornea of the eye, correcting refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is important for patients considering LASIK who use bifocals to understand what they should expect before and after undergoing surgery as there are certain factors that need to be taken into account during evaluation for eligibility for this procedure.

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Can you be too old to have LASIK?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Jan 17, 2023 10:22:00 AM

As people age, their eyesight may deteriorate. Factors such as genetics, environment, smoking, high blood pressure, and prolonged digital screen use can speed up this process.

Commonly, the lens in the eye becomes thicker ...

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