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Use Your FSA/HSA Dollars to Buy Prescription Glasses

FSA & HSA benefits provide big savings on eligible health care expenses, including prescription eyewear.

Learn how to use vision benefits on Christopher Cloos prescription glasses below.


We are happy to let you know that you FSA / HSA funds can be used for all Christopher Cloos prescription glasses and blue light glasses.
FSA is a “use it or lose it” plan that runs January 1-December 31. The funds must be used by the end of the year or else you lose your money. Buying glasses at Christopher Cloos is a great way to use up lingering FSA money. HSA money rolls over indefinitely and can even be used for health care expenses in retirement.


What can I buy at Christopher Cloos?

How to use FSA or HSA benefits for prescription glasses

You can use your FSA & HSA benefits on glasses and sunglasses at Christopher Cloos – learn how to claim your vision benefits on prescription eyeglasses below

Save money and make the most of your benefits package by using your FSA or HSA funds to pay for your prescription glasses, blue light glasses, or sunglasses – depending on your provider, you may be able to claim back the entire cost of your order!

It’s important to note that everyone’s insurance is a little different. Be sure to check the details of your plan before you shop, so you know what’s covered under your FSA eyeglasses or HSA plan.

Here, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about claiming eyewear benefits for prescription eyeglasses with Christopher Cloos, including how to use your FSA or HSA card (and what the difference between FSA and HSA is!).

How to use FSA or HSA benefits on glasses

The process for using your FSA or HSA benefits to claim back the cost of your prescription eyeglasses will vary, depending on whether you have an FSA or HSA card or if you need to file a claim directly with your insurance provider.

How to claim benefits with an FSA or HSA card

If you have an FSA or HSA card, you can use it at checkout as you would with a credit card.

  1. Find a pair of glasses or sunglasses that you love
  2. Select your prescription type and enter your prescription details
  3. Use or FSA or HSA card to pay for your order at the checkout

Yes, it’s that easy!

How to claim back the cost of eyewear through my insurance benefits (without an FSA or HSA card)

If you don’t have an FSA or HSA card, you’ll need to pay for your order upfront and submit your claim to your insurance provider.

  1. Choose your glasses or sunglasses
  2. Enter your prescription details
  3. Process your order with your credit card
  4. Save or print a copy of your invoice, which will show the total cost of FSA or HSA eligible items
  5. Process your claim online or mail your prescription eyeglasses invoice, along with any additional required paperwork, to your provider
  6. The reimbursement time will vary, depending on your provider

The claims process will vary, depending on how your FSA or HSA benefits are structured – some providers have an online claims portal, while others require you to mail in claims forms and a copy of your receipt. Contact your specific provider for clarification on their process.

What is the difference between FSA and HSA?

FSA is short for Flex Spending Account. This is a “use it or lose it” plan that typically runs January 1st to December 31st. The funds for FSA eyeglasses must be used by the end of the year, or else you lose your money.

HSA is short for Health Spending Account. Money in an HSA account typically rolls over indefinitely and can often even be used for health care expenses in retirement.

You may have access to funds in an FSA and HSA account through your employer or your health insurance plan.

What can I use my benefits for at Christopher Cloos?

    Keep in mind that the type of glasses and amount of money you can claim for for will vary, depending on your specific plan. Your FSA or HSA benefits could cover:
  • Prescription eyeglasses
  • Prescription sunglasses
  • Blue light blocking glasses
  • Reading glasses
  • Eye exams

 

FSA and HSA returns

We offer a 30-day free return policy. Read more about returns here. We recommend checking with your FSA/HSA plan first to see If they allow returns. Some FSA plans do not allow returns if your funds have expired.

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