Now is the Time to Plan to Use Flex Spending for Lasik Surgery at Keil Lasik Vision Center

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Lasik eye surgery is more affordable now than ever before, however, there are some people who fear they still cannot afford it. Fortunately there are many benefits and programs that help cut the cost including a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). With the end of the year quickly approaching, now is the time to plan to use a FSA to save money on Lasik surgery at Keil Lasik Vision Center.

Next year the IRS is limiting the amount that can be placed into a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to $2,500. That will make 2013 the last year the whole cost of Lasik can be paid for out of a FSA. Due to the cost of Lasik, having the surgery may sometimes seem more of a financial decision than a medical or lifestyle decision. Although comparatively it costs less over time than glasses or contacts, the lump sum may deter some people from having Lasik. With Flexible Spending Accounts and other financing options, Keil Lasik can help make the procedure a more affordable option.

A Flexible Spending Account is an employer-provided flex spending program that uses pre-tax dollars from an employee’s paycheck to help them pay for medical expenses. Under IRS guidelines, laser vision procedures, including Lasik, are an eligible expense. A Flexible Spending Account can help save upwards of $2,000 on Lasik surgery procedures. Nevertheless, it is important to first determine candidacy for Lasik in order to properly plan how much money to set aside due to the “use it or lose it” provision. Any flex spending money not used at the end of the year is lost. Now is the ideal time to start planning to use a Flex Spending Account to pay for Lasik. Enrollment periods for these programs are typically brief and in the fall.

Dr. Keil and Keil Lasik Vision Center offer free consultations to determine candidacy for Lasik surgery. After determining eligibility, they will help patients work with their Flex Spending Accounts and schedules to get the best financial savings. They want to help everyone to easily afford Lasik vision correction.

If a Flexible Spending Account isn't an option, Keil Lasik Vision Center offers additional payment alternatives to make this life-changing vision procedure more affordable. Their financing allows for patients to have the Lasik procedure immediately and make manageable, low monthly payments. Health Savings Accounts (HSA) can also be used for Lasik.

For more information on Dr. Keil, payment options, or how to set up a free Lasik consultation with Dr. Keil, contact Keil Lasik Vision Center at (800) 806-3554. More information is available online at http://www.keillasik.com. Keil Lasik Vision Center is located at 2500 E. Beltline, SE, Suite C, in Woodpointe Crossings Shopping Center.

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