So I went to the local Lasik place here this morning for a consultation. After a quick check on a very snazzy machine that gave my prescription after only 2 minutes of making a little pinwheel image come into focus for each eye (it not only gave my Rx but also was able to tell that I had astigmatism in both eyes!), I got to hear the real scoop on cost.
$2745 total!! (Unless I need permanent "plugs" to help with tearing. Those are an additional $398.)
I looked into this guy and he's really the best around. He's done over 27,000 procedures and was basically in on the ground floor when this technology was being invented. Being an artist and in general a person who likes to actually SEE things, I really don't want to bargain shop when it comes to my eyes...
So, I guess I need to start savin' my pennies, huh?! Laughing At least now I know how much it's going to cost and have a goal to keep in mind. I just hope I can actually do it someday. (FTR, I certainly wasn't expecting to be able to afford it anytime soon anyway so I'm not upset or anything. Sticker-shock is still sticker-shock though, KWIM? :-) )
Anyway, I guess I'll let you all know how it goes in a couple or five years when I've saved enough to actually afford it!