Thursday, May 07, 2009

Freakin' Laser Beams

I am very seriously contemplating laser eye surgery. The thought of never having to wear glasses or contacts again makes me very happy. Unfortuantely, LASIK is still considered elective surgery and is not covered by my insurance, meaning that I will be paying for this out of pocket. Now that I've finally got someone to talk price with me, I'm looking at about $3K for the whole thing, including the pre-op exam, surgery for both eyes, and post-op follow up. That's a huge chunk of change, but I think I can scrape it up by the end of the summer. Actually, compared to the cost of a new pair of glasses, contact lenses, and eye exams, LASIK should pay for itself in a few years.


BlueMule said...

I've given that thought as well, but...I can't get over the idea that someone might screw it up.


Quartermaster said...

At least I know that the laser is calibrated correctly.