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Would it be selfish/wrong/not allowed for me to spend my student loan on eye surgery? watch

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    If your not too short-sighted for it to be impractical irl even with glasses I think you'd better getting prescription diving goggles and leave surgery and it's risks as a later reserve, though I'm no optician and don't know if my suggestion is valid. Definitely go talk to an optician to see if it's actually worth doing surgery now or better leave for later in life.
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    OK well I'm surprised no one has asked...

    How much student loan do you get?

    How much is the surgery?
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    the money's there to help you do things that will allow you to advance in your career.

    so if you truely see eye surgery as an investment in your career then go for it

    please do lots of research though as it can be a potentially dodgy proceedure if not done by people in the know

    good luck
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    Technically it's a career investment :p:

    Yeah if you can still manage afterwards then go for it!
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    I'd go for it.
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    Firstly, you'll need a stable prescription. My prescription changes every year and I'm 24 this year.

    So, you'll need a consultation before you go making any decisions. You may not be a suitable candidate so definitely go for the full free consultation to find out you can definitely have it done. That should be your first port of call.
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    I know someone who bought a car with their student loan...then had to drop out because they couldn't afford food. Oh well. They just went crazy when they realised there was £6,000 now sitting in their usually empty bank account.

    If you've given it a lot of thought, then go for it!
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    (Original post by PhoenixFortune)
    I know someone who bought a car with their student loan...then had to drop out because they couldn't afford food. Oh well. They just went crazy when they realised there was £6,000 now sitting in their usually empty bank account.

    If you've given it a lot of thought, then go for it!
    Oooh ouch! I am already worrying about my finances and I haven't even finished applying for it yet, I don't think I could ever consider spending it on something like a car!
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    (Original post by Fusilero)
    It's your money for University, I would argue this is a better use of that money than buying alcohol.
    This. You've said yourself that it's fairly vital for your chosen career path, so it's a worthwhile investment. Surely it won't cost the entirety of your loan, anyway.
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    (Original post by Flo_Ryder89)
    wow! mine arent as bad as your's erm I think im about -4.50 in both. This is bad enough, I just see fuzzy shapes everywhere, no faces or anything even at say 10cms away so I admire you!

    You should do it if you get the chance because it is almost a dissability I guess, I find it dibilitating, so why not fix it. And im 20 btw so I think my eyes should be settled enough for it to be done?
    I think at -10 you officially become partially sighted (or somewhere around there), so I'm not too far off. :p:

    Seriously, with your course you have a perfect medical excuse; you can't wear contact lenses in water anyway, so you'd either have to fork out for prescription goggles - which, I gather, are ridiculously expensive - or go blind for all the time you spend in water. Which isn't ideal when you're trying to learn about wildlife and so on.

    I doubt they'd change much at twenty either, so go for it.
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    It's better than drinking it away
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    Just make sure you've had a fairly constant prescription for the past year at least...and go for it I'm more scared about the possibility of blindness as opposed to the same eye sight or worse.
 
 
 
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