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What exactly did you purchase with the FSA card?
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I am not sure why your employer wants you to contact FSA about this purchase. You can use the FSA to pay for deductibles and other health care costs. Prescription glasses is a health care cost. However, you must use the FSA during the plan year. If you do not use the amount in your FSA during the plan year, the employer can give you another 21/2 months to use it or let you carry over up to $500.00 to the next year. If you fall within these exceptions, your purchase is proper and legal.
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Yes, that is correct, regrettably.
Call the company first. Then they can let you know what needs to be done. You would likely be asked to put the overage back.