I realised this week I need to update my glasses prescription, like Sarah at Digging out of Debt's son I have really poor sight and my lenses themselves cost over $200, including frames I'm looking at spending at least $400 on glasses. I don't have private health insurance so I can't get anything back. I can't put off getting a new prescription because I've been getting headaches and migraines from all the eyestrain. To be honest I'm really tired at how bad my eyes are, I've had significant eye operations when I was a child and my optometrists have always told me my eye sight prescription should stabilise when I become an Adult, well I'm 24 and every 2 years my eye sight gets worse by 4 points.
Anyway enough with the ranting, I've decided to go for contact this time 3months prescription for my lenses cost around $140 - $160 it's cheaper right now for me and good for my vanity. To pay for my lenses I did overtime on Saturday so I should be getting around $190 - $200 extra this pay. I've decided to take advantage of all the overtime that's on offer at work at the moment and use the money for any un-budgeted expenses (like the contacts) and put the rest into my savings.