Using Flexible Spending Accounts on Glasses

Flexible Spending Account FAQs

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What is a Flexible Spending Account?

A flexible spending account is a program offered by some employers that allows you to set aside money each year to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. These funds are not taxed, but they do expire at the end of every calendar year.

Do you accept Flexible Spending Account cards on

Yes. You may enter your FSA card information on the last page of checkout, just as you would with a normal credit card.

Which Steven Alan Optical products are valid to buy with a Flexible Spending Account?

All prescription glasses, as well as eyeglass frames, qualify as medical purchases. Prescription glasses, progressive glasses, progressive sunglasses, prescription sunglasses, and frames with no lenses may be purchased with your FSA card.

How may I receive an itemized receipt for my purchase?

Simply email us at with your request, and we will promptly provide you with an itemized receipt.

Does my unused FSA credit accrue, year after year?

No. Unspent funds in your Flexible Spending Account expire at the end of the year. Any unused dollars do not roll over to the next year.

If I don’t have enough FSA dollars to cover the purchase, may I divide the cost between two cards?

Unfortunately, we do not have a way of splitting purchases between two cards. We may provide you with an invoice for insurance reimbursement, or you may contact us at for further assistance.

Can I use my FSA account on progressive glasses?

Yes. All prescription glasses qualify as medical purchases and therefore are allowed as FSA purchases. This also includes prescription sunglasses and progressive prescription sunglasses.

Can I purchase now and then wait to get a new prescription?

Yes. If your prescription is expired, we recommend that you complete your purchase before the end of the year and we will keep your order on file until you have updated your prescription. As long as the order is completed before December 31st, it will qualify for your FSA benefits.