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Vision Insurance Benefits usually Expire at Year’s End – Use Them or Lose Them!

Vision Insurance Benefits usually Expire at Year’s End – Use Them or Lose Them!

The end of the year is usually a busy time with holidays quickly approaching and it's easy to forget about using your vision insurance benefits before they expire on December 31.

Many vision benefits and flexible spending accounts (FSA) offer benefits that expire at the end of every year. In most cases, unused benefits cannot be transferred over to the New Year, typically beginning on January 1st. These are your hard-earned dollars! Don’t let them get wasted.


Most medical insurance plans entitle you to a comprehensive eye examination and vision insurance typically covers either a pair of quality eyeglasses or an allowance that goes towards contact lenses each year.

Have you taken advantage of these basic benefits this year?

An annual comprehensive eye exam is important, even if you don't need a corrective prescription

In order to use your vision insurance benefits, you will need an up-to-date prescription (usually within 12 months) from your eye doctor. If your prescription has expired, you will not be able to get new glasses or contact lenses.

Regardless of your prescription, getting your eyes checked annual is very important for your overall health. Even if you have 20/20 vision, comprehensive eye exams can detect signs of many serious health issues such as pre diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

If you are not sure of the date of your last appointment at Asheville Vision and Wellness, call us at 828-747-9260, and we can look it up for you.