How much does Ortho-K cost?
The cost for your Ortho-K initial fitting, professional care, follow-up and Ortho-K treatment lenses vary by practitioner. After the first year, the annual cost of Ortho-K lenses is about the same as wearing traditional contact lenses or glasses. Many eye care practitioners offer optional payment plans such as Care Credit. Consult with your eye care practitioner for further specific information. You may also want to consult with your employer about Flexible Spending Accounts.
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA), (also called flex plan, reimbursement account, Flex 125, Tax Saving Plan, Medical Spending Account, a Section 125, or a Cafeteria Plan), is an employer-sponsored benefit that allows you to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis (there are also similar accounts for dependent and child-care expenses). If you expect to incur medical expenses that won’t be reimbursed by your regular health insurance plan, you should be taking advantage of your employer’s FSA if they have one.
Not all employers participate in FSA programs. You should check with your Benefits Manager to see if your employer participates. It is important to calculate how much money to contribute for the year. If you put in more money than you need, by law, you lose it. For Corneal Refractive Therapy, it’s recommend you have a consultation first to determine candidacy prior to making any allocations to your Flexible Spending Account.