Friend: Why can’t the doctor remove both cataracts at the same time?
Me: Unless you have a guide stick and or guide dog, why have both done?
Friend: I heard that I won’t need glasses after surgery. Is that true? Didn’t you have yours removed?
Me: Yes, but they were congenital. I had them remove when I was ages 21 and 24.
Friend: Doc said I have to stay home for 7 days after surgery. I think I’ll return sooner.
Me: Suppose you rupture your stitches or cause damage to your eyes? You might need a guide dog after all. Guide dogs run about $20,000.
Friend: A co-worker said, I should get both done at the same time.
Me: Take your co-worker’s advice. She probably knows more about surgery than sorting mail. What payment plan does she take?