My doctor was great and I think the doctor makes the experience what it is. It's a scary procedure, and there is discomfort at first, but if you follow the aftercare, it's short lived and worth it.
I wanted to be able to wake up and see the clock, or be able to tell if that black spot on the wall was a spider, or fly without having to find my glasses before freaking out. I wore contacts as well, but started encountering problems that go with them so on a whim decided to do the lasik. I asked my eye doctor and his nurse for a recommendation and they directed me to this lasik doctor.