I’m frugal. This is nothing new. Before I buy anything online, I search for coupon codes. In the grocery store, I. buy the peanut butter on sale even if I really want the other brand. I shopped for a new laptop for two years before finally winning a bid on eBay.
But my frugality has its limits….my eyeballs. This Groupon deal that found its way into my inbox reduces the cost of LASIK eye surgery by almost $900. Is this really the time to be looking to save – while deciding whether or not to have a procedure that will permanently reshape my cornea? No. The answer is an emphatic and resounding no.
I’d love to have corrective eye surgery someday. Almost as much as I love a sweet deal. But these two desires should never unite. I’ll skimp on which brand of salsa to buy. I’ll by wines by the dozen to get a discount. But when it comes to my eyes, I’m fine with paying full price.