If you've already seen an ophthalmologist (not optometrist) you now have a medical prescription for everything you need - the power of corrective lenses, and any needed astigmatism correction. It might not be written in "English", as mine weren't, but people who are used to that can tell you in simple English what the corrections include. At this point, it's unlikely that you need to spend $6,000 additional. What are they telling you that you will get for the extra money? ....and did you see an ophthalmologist, or an optometrist? I checked on 'rimfirecentral.com' and the only thread I found so far was this: http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520119&highlight=cataract Do you use the same user name there as here? Might they have moved the thread to a different forum?