I've made a decision about my eyes.
It is a decision some might question considering the Options I had to choose from.
I hope my explanation helps anyone else with a similar decision as they sort throught their own choices.
I have decided to only do what is necessary to stablize my eyesight;
The cataract surgery and corrective lenses that are covered by insurance.
That is the 1st Option I described last month.
The Left Eye, now, the Right Eye, later.
I needed to sort out what is medically necessary from what is cosmetic and/or would be "nice" to have.
I have worn Glasses all my life, and as much as I would DEARLY love to do something to clear up completely my vision problems the cost just seems too high to risk my future on.
I carried too much debt once before, and went bankrupt.
I am just now creeping into the middle class and reaping modest rewards for my hard work...but to go into more consumer debt on a limited income is simply not wise.
I am just now beginning to rebuild my credit with 2 manageable lines of credit, and specific purchases, through Sears, and Dell.
I want to get a new TV, and Stereo, this year, and then I plan to pay it all off by mid 2007 or the end of 2008, but taking on even the smaller of the financing for my eyes would not allow that, and my debt would double if I did the other.
As it is I would maybe have to buy a new pair of Glasses, if they can't just switch the lens in the pair I just bought 4 months ago, and just paid off.
I would have to pay off the new ones over a few months.
I want to finally slowly build my savings
I got a raise this month to $10.53 an hour, and next summer that will go to $11.91.
Who would have thought that 3 years ago?
Sister Deputy offered to help me, but when I ask myself what would happen if my circumstances changed, or even if hers changed, then the decision is clear.
The 1st Option, the one that gives me new lens in 1st the Left Eye, then the Right one in a year, will give me a drastically better lens, and drastically better prescription for my Glasses.
I would still be Nearsighted, but not like now.
It does not take care of the Astigmatisms, but maybe 4 years from now taking care of those would be an option I could pay for.
I am going to talk to the Liason at the Eye Doc, and get my decision finalized.
I know my Sisters care about me, and want to help, but as much as I would like to have near perfect vision, and not wear glasses ever again, I'm not willing to risk paying a heavy price if life circumstances changed for the worse.