Your Best Quality Of Vision

By Guest writer
Wednesday - September 17, 2008

How would you choose your refractive surgeon?

Have you ever had to research a big decision, such as who to hire to fix your roof? One of the first things that you’ll ask your potential roofer is the price ... right?

Obviously, you want to have your roof done well, both in the technical application as well as aesthetically. In addition to having it done well, you want to find the best price you can for the service you’ll receive. Most people typically call 2-3 places to ask questions and get quotes. Let’s say that you receive three quotes and there is about a $700 difference between your low and high quotes. You would probably start by inquiring through friends and neighbors as to who they used. Let’s say you find a couple of people that have recently had work done to their roof, but the problem is, they’ve all used the roofer that gave you the highest quote. You don’t know anything about the other two roofing companies, what should you do?

If you are like the “discount shopper” for refractive surgery, you are going to go with your lowest bid, telling yourself all that you can do with an extra $700. You justify ignoring the people that gave you the recommendation to go with the high-quote-roofer even though you were consistently told that the roofer was on time, did a great job and completely cleaned up the worksite when the job was finished.

You choose to go with the low-quote-roofer instead, after all $700 is a lot of money! Now you give your deposit, schedule your start date and you’re all set. Suppose one or all of the following occurs:

They do not show up on the start date that is scheduled.

They do not return your phone call when you try to reach them, or no one is available for you to talk with when you call to re-schedule. The job ends up costing much more than your original quote due to unforeseen complications.

The roofer is rude and disrespectful to your property, your privacy and your neighbors.

The workmanship is not to your expectations, it’s sloppy, uneven and may need to be fixed.

What is the first thought you are going to have as soon as one or several of these things happens?

“I should have gone with the other roofing company and paid the extra money. I’m planning to live in this house for another 5 to 10 years, or more. $700 over that length of time would have been worth it in order to get the best possible roof over my families’ head. Over that timeframe, it suddenly doesn’t seem like very much money. But, it’s too late now, I’m stuck with what I have and may need to have someone else come in to fix it properly.”

Now imagine that the project you’re looking into isn’t getting a new roof, but is deciding on a refractive procedure on the only eyes you will ever have ... don’t just consider price when choosing your lifetime of vision, choose the best procedure available to give you your best quality of vision.

If you are considering vision correction options, you are encouraged to contact Dr. Alan Faulkner at 792-EYES (3937).




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