System inequitable

I have just been advised by my ophthalmologist that I require cataract surgery and implantation of a special soft lens.

The cost of the lens is $900 and I am totally responsible for the entire amount. If my vision problem could be corrected the use of the cheaper hard lens, MSP would pay the entire cost.

Does it not seem reasonable to expect reimbursement  by the government for a portion of the $900 equal to what would be paid for the cheaper lens?

If not, this appears to be totally discriminatory and unfair.

I hope this inequity will be duly noted, assessed and reconsidered.

Beverly McEachran

Vernon