April 15th is rapidly approaching. For many of us, this means that we can be expecting our yearly tax return. True, you could cash the check and bury the cash out in the back yard. Or, you could drop that amount on a vacation now that the weather is warming up. Or maybe you’ve had your eye on a new flat screen TV or an improvement for the house. But at nJoy Vision, we think we have a better alternative for how to spend those precious tax return dollars, an investment that will improve your quality of life for years to come!
This year, do your eyes a favor and use your tax return on LASIK!
And this time next year, when you are seeing 20/20 or better, you can finally buy that TV you’ve wanted, knowing that you will be able to see it crystal clear!
The good folks at LASIK.com have put together a simple 4 step process for maximizing your tax return for LASIK:
Step 1: File taxes
First, file your taxes as usual. Follow your regular system of brokerage firm, accountant or tax software. Filing opens January 31 in the United States and roughly the second week of February in Canada. The United States processes about 90 percent of all refunds within three weeks. Use this is a benchmark to gauge when you should book your LASIK consultation.
Step 2: Book your LASIK consultation
While the government processes your refund, you can use this time to have your LASIK eye surgery consultation. This eye exam (often free) is where you learn if you’re a laser vision correction candidate. (For instance, your corneal thickness and tear production will fall into certain ranges.) If you meet the LASIK eye surgery requirements, you can schedule your procedure. (If not, take that trip after all.)
Step 3: Day of LASIK eye surgery
If you complete your procedure during tax season, your eyes will have months to heal in time for summer. Treat yourself to new sunglasses or a vacation, or simply see the world through your corrected vision.
Step 4: Deduct LASIK
For some people, LASIK eye surgery can be a deductible medical expense. This is based on how much you make before taxes and how much you spend on medical costs (including LASIK eye surgery). Seek a professional’s guidance when making tax deductions.