Need Cataract Surgery

Back in March I was officially diagnosed with a severe cataract in my right eye and a moderate cataract in my left eye. The cataracts had grown over time, with me originally thinking it was just smudge on my glasses until it became more obvious that my vision was becoming impaired. 

For those of you that don't know me, I am a graphic designer by trade and an amateur photographer on my spare time. Everything I love to do requires being able to see clearly. In addition to cataracts I also have astigmatisms in both eyes, which I’ve had the majority of my life. I used to wear contacts but as I have gotten older, I can only wear glasses now, as the contacts can’t correct both my near and far vision. As my cataracts have worsened it has taken a toll on my abilities to do my graphics work and even harder to do my love of photography. 

I'm currently unemployed, having been laid off and while I have insurance through the ACA, the cost out of pocket is still too substantial for me to pay. I was given an estimate between $1,500 and $6,000. These costs include a new doctor’s visit since COVID prevented me from getting this done within the 3-month time they offer, as well as the doctor’s fee and facility fee for the surgery. The difference in the costs is dependent on what lens they replace my current ones with. The lower end cost pays for a basic lens with the cataract removal. The higher price removes the cataracts as well as gives lenses that will correct my astigmatism so after surgery there would be no need for glasses or contacts.

I’m asking for donations to help me get the most out of my surgery, as it would be a dream to not have to wear glasses or contacts. However, any help I can get would be a blessing and I’ll get which ever surgery I’m able to with your help. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.

Below is a link to my portfolio of graphic design and photography. I’d like you to see what you would be helping me continue to do.

Thank you from the depths of my heart!

Portfolio of Graphics & Photography 
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Lisa A Mellers
Plano, TX

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