Eye Surgery vs Down Payment
I've run into the same dilemma for the second time in my life.
I have really bad eye sight, and I tried to get Lasik done at one point. Lasik would have cost me $1,000 tops. Too bad I was informed that my eye sight is so bad I do not qualify for Lasik (the FDA has not approved the laser to be used as much as I would need it). So I was told to look into ICL (Implantable Contact Lenses). I did, and it is a lost more expensive. But I REALLY want eye surgery, I hate wearing contacts. And there is no way I'll go out in public in the thick glasses I would have to wear. Plus having the surgery done would save me money in the long wrong.
But I'm also wanting to save up for a down payment so I can get my own house. I am about halfway there with my savings.
Then I think, it'll be smarter to get the eye surgery when I don't have a mortgage to worry about, and then once I get it done I save money on buying contacts, solution, glasses, etc. If I have the eye surgery done it'll take about 1/2 of my savings.
So I kind of want to expensive things the same amount - do I get the eye surgery now and stay in my current situation for longer, or do I save up for a down payment, get a house, and wait longer for my eye surgery??