I know this is not really the right place, but the acquaintances around me in real life have no related knowledge or experience at all so I'm asking here. (And sometimes you can get more straightforward & honest opinions when it's anonymous so...)
One of my eyes has been bugging me for sometime now (things are seen blurry & cloudy), and it's got really worse lately so I went to see an optometrist, was diagnosed with cataract and sent to a specialist.
Now the thing is... the way the specialist & consultation staff explained the surgery options to me sounded more like... a business person rather than folks in the medical field. :-/ They were blatantly trying to lure me towards the premium options. According to their description, the basic package lens is practically nothing but a garbage. Here is what they showed me as options.
Is it a fair level of suggestion in terms of options, cost & fees? Am I getting fooled by their salesmanship as perhaps the basic package lens is plenty enough to cure the disease? I really don't know what's the right thing to do especially since I'm told once you get the surgery, it's irreversible.
Another thing I find "funny" is that they accept cash or cheque only, not payable with credit or debit cards. I've been to some other clinics before this one and it's the first time seeing A DOCTOR insisting on hard cash. :-/ Is this a normal practice?
Again sorry about the inappropriate question. I already called several other optometry clinics hoping to hear more options available but they all say appointments are by GP referrals only.
Any opinions, thoughts and advice will be highly appreciated.