well, almost free. i finally got the ball rolling on getting eye surgery, and since i'm missing our upcoming deployment it's the perfect time for me to get it. the good news is that since i'm aircrew i get priority, although i still have some pre-op stuff and military paperwork, so i probably won't get the surgery until februaryish. i also found out both LASIK and PRK are approved for my aircraft, but i think i'll let the surgeon tell me which is my best bet. only downside is that it's a permissive TDY so i have to foot the bill for transpo, billetting, and incidentals (i'm choosing to do it at Lackland - WHMC). should be a good time though, i have some friends in the area.