I picked up my new lenses yesterday. Just in time too. I was getting ready to superglue my glasses in place to stop them sliding down my nose constantly.
I nearly got these suckers free.
Normally, you pay for the lenses when you order them, but the process to figure out the cost was complicated. The lady at the counter had asked if I could just pay when I picked them up. Fine by me.
But when I came to pick them up, she assumed I had already paid. I’m too honest and told her otherwise. The gal who I guess actually calculates prices was out due to a death in the family. They were able to text her, but she was pretty sure I had already paid too.
We left it that they should get in touch with me if/when they realize I still owe them. And I do.
Anyway, it’s taken care of, and I can now see clearly anywhere I look. Phew.
We also settled on an oral surgeon this week.
The first guy we saw was a dentist. He estimated that the implants would be around $30,000. Ouch.
The second guy was a periodontist. He never even looked in Tim’s mouth. Then he went on to try to sell us on fixed dentures, rather than removable ones. He listed some very compelling benefits but also a $50,000 price tag.
The oral surgeon we saw on Thursday is the one we’re choosing. He took x-rays and had an in-depth discussion with us. He actually recommended that we go with the removable dentures option, partially because they make it easier to keep everything clean. Which was Tim’s main objection to the fixed option.
He also seemed well aware of the costs overall. Before we said anything about budget, he suggested that we could just do the lower jaw, or that we could do one jaw now and one later.
Oh, and he offers a discount if you don’t have insurance.
So we waited somewhat tensely for the cost breakdown — something that the other two didn’t offer, by the way. When they lady showed me the total, I actually thought it was just for one jaw. Because, after discount, we’ll pay $14,281.
Granted, we still need to pay for the dentures themselves. I’m not sure how much they’ll be. Until I can get a quote, I’ll just assume $2,000-3,000. Still a far sight better than expected.