Took G back to the eye doc that diagnosed her with having Asian eyes (becoming an every 6 month experience). I have decided this doc is crazy. So I tell this doc that at night G has itchy eyes so I started putting a cool damp wash cloth on her eyes for bed. So the kindly(crazy) doc gave me a Rx for antihistamine drops to use in the a.m.
Great so I didn't get them filled, and the appt was Tuesday. Obviously I don't think that G really needs them. I took the Rx to the pharmacy today, and then was told that my insurance refused to pay. I said, "Fine, how much is it?" $117! for a 4 year old!
That woman is crazy! I said, "Is there not a cheaper alternative?" Yes, Zidacam, or something OTC like that, a 12 hour drop as opposed to the 24 hour Rx drop.
I am absolutely not mad at the insurance company because by my right I could have bought those drops at the full price, meaning the pharmacy wasn't refusing to fill it just because my insurance wouldn't pay. And I wouldn't pay if I were an insurance company either, for a 4 year old.
I, however, was going to pay full price to be a good mom, until I thought about putting drops in G's eyes, esp. drops that cost $117. All I could envision was dollar signs dripping down her cheeks, not in her eyes. Personally, I think G's itchy eyes are an attempt at not going to bed, but I will be an adequate (not a good mom) by getting some drops to use at night. I also got the artificial tears as recommended by the doc. And I got the ones on clearance because well, I don't think she needs them. I hope I can teach her how to put them in cause, shee-ite, I hate drops in my eyes!!
Now though the drops are in a bag in the front seat of my car burning up in this over 90 heat. Oh well.