Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Getting Positivity Back

The new eye doctor was incredibly friendly and very nice.  It's a shame I found an eye doctor I like just before I leave! But, luckily, I'm getting a year's worth of contacts, so I don't have to worry about not seeing for a while.

I'm not particularly religious.  I love the idea of a god, not any particular god, but a god, that is there and helps people out.  I don't believe in fate because I hate the idea of not being able to make things happen for myself.  But I do believe in a few things, and one of them is putting positivity out there.  If you put out positive, you'll get it back.  There are obviously times when I do not always work according to that philosophy and let negativity get the best of me.  For the most part, though, I try to do my best and be positive and pay it forward, even if it's small things like letting a car in front of me that has been trying to get into traffic for a while.  I know I hate it when I'm that person.

But I must have been doing some positive stuff recently because at the end of my eye appointment, I had to shell out $155.  I wasn't angry about it at all; I'd obviously like to keep that money, but hey, I need to see and all.  I went home, and about five minutes later, my eye doctor called me.  He told me that normally he wouldn't be calling right after an exam, but that my insurance wasn't as awesome as we'd hoped.  About 95% of employers get the insurance that covers eye exams, costs of supplies, and then part of your contacts/glasses.  I, sadly, did not fit in that 95% category.  My employer choose the cheaper route, obviously, and so the insurance did not cover supplies or the exam.  He told me that I technically owed them about $150, but because I am a new customer and that my insurance was running out and my upcoming move, he was willing to cut it in half and I only had to pay them $75.  Although I had to pay more money, it was incredibly nice of this man, who I'd only known for about half an hour, to offer that to me.

So, moral of the story, is that I need to continue my positivity.  I'm having a really hard time with this move coming up (faster than I think!), but that doesn't mean I should let it affect how interact with the world.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have 19 days left on the East Coast.  Let's make it count.


  1. Eye doctors are a particular phobia of mine...I don't know if thinking positively will help, but it probably beats the blinding I guess I can try out this new fangled approach.

  2. Haha, it just might help! Particularly over fear. I'd say give it a whirl.

  3. Ugh eye doctors are like a horror story just because I've had SO many freaking issues. Not only do I have astigmatism, but I have scar on my eyeball from a corneal ulcer, I'm only allowed to wear contacts 2-3 days a month, and I'm BLIND to boot. Everyone on LoSo was ordering Zenni glasses for like $15 a pair... yeah, mine came out to $73 just because I'm so effing blind. Pffft. And I hear you on the expenses. I have fairly decent/okay coverage (what you described... except I have a co-pay + fitting fee), except I end up having to pay a ton extra just because of all the crap my eyes need. VERY good of your new eye doc to let you pay minimally, though. That was seriously awesome of him.

  4. WHAT?! When was everyone ordering cheap glasses? My glasses are still crooked and part of the anti-reflection stuff is peeling ever since I cried some of my bionic tears on them! I love my frames, but if I can get $15 glasses, that'd be the cat's meow.

    If it makes you feel any better, I have extra brown dots going in a circle around my entire eye in both of them, as well as the beginning stages of giant papillary conjunctivitis. If I don't do a better job of keeping my eyes safe, I'll be at the stage of you with how often I can wear contacts.

    Plus, I'm blind too. My boyfriend teases me at how close I bring the alarm clock to my face in the morning. HE DOESN'T GET HOW JEALOUS I AM OF HIS STUPID PERFECT VISION.