j_d_mcnugent wrote:anyway, my advice is not to go to the mall to get it done. you dont want to bargain shop here.
Where do you live? Malls here in the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex are crazy expensive. You pay at least double for things you can get elsewhere, and sometimes triple or even quadruple!
Malls here are definitely not cheap.
Bigh0rt wrote:I don't see insurance covering this anytime soon, as their simple answer is, "Get glasses; this is purely cosmetic surgery
True, but at the same time, some insurance companies pay out for glasses and/or contacts. You take someone under 30, and it's cheaper in the long run to just shell out for the surgery.
As to Lasik, we've got probably the best doctor in the world down here. Dr. Booth. He's done Emmit Smith, and all kinds of sports stars, models, actors, etc. People fly into Dallas specifically to have him do the surgery.
Price range varies from place to place, but I've seen it as cheap at $299 an eye (from a very reputable set of doctors with over 50,000 happy clients), to $1,299 per eye for a custom job. I myself have started to look into this as I pay out $300 every 6 months to have custom contacts made. At $2,600 for the custom job, I'll make it back in less than 9 years (not including lens solution, drops, etc), and I'm only 30, so that's not a huge gamble or anything. What's nice is that this should all be totally perfected by the time my 7 year old son reaches 18. He's already in glasses, so I'm sure this is something he will want to do when the time is right. I know I would have done it at 18 if the option was availiable, and safe.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....