Had a heck of an afternoon yesterday. Wife and I went to Eye Consultants (surgeons) to have dilation done on my eyes for possible cataract surgery. I already knew I had a cataract in each eye and my left eye cataract was progressing faster than the right eye. They recommended doing both eyes within a 2-3 week period. Anyway, everything was going fine, until they guided us into the Scheduling Room and we found out we'd have to pay $1,800 (out of pocket) for laser surgery. Even though they do regular surgery, they highly recommended (of course) the laser surgery. More money for them. And then, they gave me a form for my VA doctor (PCP) to fill out. Well, if a procedure isn't done through the VA, a VA doctor generally doesn't want to sign something not done by the VA. I haven't had a need, so far, to get a regular doctor (with Medicare), so my VA doctor is my only PCP. Then, the three prescription eye-drops that I have to use pre-surgery and after surgery, were a little over $500 (out of pocket), even with our Drug Plan. So, the plan now is to call and ask for a copy of the eye exam I had and cancel the surgery date. Going to contact my VA doctor and see what she says about the VA Medical concerning eye exams and cataract surgery. My brother had laser cataract surgery done on both of his eyes, but it was 10 years ago. My wife has a week of vacation coming up in April and we going on a trip in July, so don't want to mess up either with a surgery right now. Will wait until after July. My eyesight isn't that bad at all. Am going to buy some eye drops online that help with cataract problems. These eye drops are highly recommended. It appears my eye doctor referred me to a very "upper-class" eye consultation office. During my eye exam last October, he didn't even mention cataract surgery to me. He just told me "the left eye cataract is progressing faster than the right eye". Absolutely nothing about surgery. I told him about my medium "night glare" and he recommended I get dilation done by an eye surgeon's office. Anyone here know about cataract surgery.......regular or laser?