It's 'Spend It or Lose It' Time for Millions of FSA Account Holders - Contact Lenses from Vision Direct FSA Eligible

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Vision Direct, Inc., the second largest online retailer of contact lenses, reminds FSA account holders to consider their vision needs when spending the remaining health dollars in their account. This is the time of year when millions of people need to make decisions about their FSA (flexible spending account) balance or risk losing it. Contact lenses and solutions qualify as FSA-eligible purchases.

Vision Direct, Inc., the second largest online retailer of contact lenses, reminds FSA account holders to consider their vision needs when spending the remaining health dollars in their account. This is the time of year when millions of people need to make decisions about their FSA (flexible spending account) balance or risk losing it. Contact lenses and solutions qualify as FSA-eligible purchases.

Vision Direct works to help customers save money by offering a "105% price guarantee." That means the company will match any legitimate online competitor's standard price plus an additional 5% of the difference. The Vision Directâ„¢ online store carries a complete line of contact lens products from leading manufacturers and offers custom lenses as well. The contact lens selection includes Acuvue®, Focus DAILIES®, Frequency®, FreshLook® and PureVision®.

Vision Direct makes ordering contact lenses easy by handling the paperwork and prescription validation. Customers need a current prescription and the name of their eye doctor to fill out a form online. Vision Direct customer service representatives will follow-up with the doctor to confirm the prescription before shipping the contact lenses.

To make FSA shopping even easier, Vision Direct manages the accounting work for FSA customers. FSA debit cards are accepted and customers who need receipts for reimbursement can print out an FSA-only receipt simply by logging into their online account.

Vision Direct recently implemented the new uniform point-of-sale system identifying FSA eligible transactions required by the IRS as of January 1, 2009. The certified Inventory Information Approval System (IIAS) limits the use of FSA debit cards to eligible products only.

Many FSA plans require account holders to spend the money remaining in their account by the end of the calendar year; others have a deadline of March 15, 2009.

Vision Direct offers customer service by phone or email around the clock, free standard shipping on orders over $99, and a variety of payment options from major credit cards to Bill Me Later®. Customers can sign up for email reminders to conveniently reorder contact lenses online at http://www.visiondirect.com or by calling 1-800-VisionDirect (1-800-847-4663).

About Vision Direct, Inc.
Vision Direct, Inc. is the second largest online retailer of contact lenses in the United States and a wholly-owned subsidiary of drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ:DSCM). A wide selection of contact lenses and eye care essentials with guaranteed low prices are available at http://www.visiondirect.com.

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