Paying for LASIK with your taxes

LASIK is a cosmetic procedure, so while it cannot be billed to your insurance it can help you save on your taxes! Per Turbo Tax, “you can deduct any expense you pay for the prevention, diagnosis or medical treatment of physical or mental illness, and any amounts you pay to treat or modify any part or function of the body for health—but not for cosmetic purposes.” This means that while you will not get a tax break from the fee paid towards something ‘cosmetic’ like the age reversing effects of BOTOX® injections, you can expect to see a partial reimbursement from LASIK eye surgery.

The amount you might save, however, depends on how much you earned before taxes. If you have already filed, keep this information in mind for next year; but if you’re fortunate enough to be receiving a refund this year—change the way you see.

In the long run, the overall cost of LASIK is less than the costs of continually purchasing vision correction items. Therefore, if you are tired of the hassles related to eyeglasses and contact lenses come into our Sacramento office, for a free screening. We perform a series of diagnostic eye tests will be to determine your candidacy; such as taking topography maps of each eye to ensure that LASIK eye surgery is exactly what you need. If you are not a candidate for Lasik, we can consult you on other possible options that you may benefit from based on your lifestyle needs.  To learn more about Lasik surgery and what steps are involved, click link here:

Another option to pay for Lasik Eye surgery is selecting from 2 of our financing company we offer to all our eye surgery patients; Alphaeon Credit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage Credit Card.

With the ALPHAEON CREDIT card, your find the widest array of monthly payment options to help you reach your individual wellness, beauty, and performance goals. The ALPHAEON CREDIT card allows you to move forward today with delay.  Plus, with special financing options not available with others, you may find the ALPHAEON CREDIT card is the better way to pay. You can receive the care that Dr. Liang recommends with flexible payment options that fit your lifestyle. Come to our office and apply with one of our Lasik specialists or click here to get pre-approved so you can focus on looking, feeling, and being your best. You can apply by texting BEST to 97788 or by visiting Your BEST you is closer than you think! 

A second option to finance your EYE surgery is with WELLS FARGO Health Advantage Credit Card. We offer a wide array of monthly payment options to help you reach your wellness, beauty, and performance goals. You also have the ability to use your card again for yourself or your family members with no need to re-apply. Upon approval, you can pay as little as $350 a month for your Lasik eye surgery.

A third option would be using a flexible spending or cafeteria through your employer which are pre-tax dollars to pay for medical expenses that are not covered by regular health insurance. A health flexible spending account (FSA) is part of your benefits package. This plan lets you use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health care expenses for you, your spouse, and your eligible dependents. Here’s how an FSA works. Money is set aside from your paycheck before taxes are taken out. When using a Health Savings Account, you decide how much to contribute to your HSA account, If you have an HSA through your workplace, you can set up easy automatic contributions directly from payroll. You will receive a debit card or checks linked to your HSA balance, and you can use the funds on eligible medical expenses. This includes deductibles, co-pays and coinsurance, plus other qualified medical expenses not covered by your plan such as Lasik. Check with your employer for more details.

So what are you waiting for? Your gift of sight awaits.

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