NEW YORK—Depending on who you ask, 2021 has felt like either the longest or the shortest year in history. But no matter what your opinion, the facts don’t change: this year is heading toward a close, and for many patients that means it’s time to spend their FSA dollars before it’s too late. As the year wraps up, it’s helpful to remind patients that they can use their FSA on eyewear and eye exams so this week we’re taking a look at how indies all over the country are doing exactly that.

Glimpse Vision, with locations in Chicago and Hinsdale, Illinois, shared a photo of some of the frames patients can purchase with their FSA. Image via glimpsevisionoptical on Instagram

Eyes on Hudson in Dobbs Ferry, New York, shared their “Flex Spending Season” set up on Instagram. Image via eyesonhudson on Instagram

Thuy Ha, OD, of VisionCare Optometry in Elk Grove, California, modeled some sunglasses that patients can grab with FSA dollars. Image via visioncareoptometryofelkgrove on Instagram

The team at West Michigan Eyecare in Grand Rapids reminded patients that FSA dollars are “use it or lose it.” Image via wmeyecare on Instagram

In South Jordan, Utah, the Copper View Eye Care team reminded patients that they can use their FSA dollars on eyewear. Image via coppervieweyecare on Instagram

The team at Blake Bush Family Eye Care in Ardmore, Oklahoma, spotlighted some Maui Jim frames that patients can purchase with their FSA. Image via blakebushfamilyeyecare on Instagram

InVision Distinctive Eyewear, with multiple locations in Minnesota, reminded patients to schedule their exams soon to make use of their FSA before the end of the year. Image via invisionmn on Instagram