I had astigmatism before lasik surgery. I chose lasik because glasses gave me headaches & it was a pain to keep them cleaned and protected from scratches...plus it was annoying to switch from sunglasses to regular glasses when driving (I didn't have prescription sunglasses!). Contacts were also a pain...I never could get them in, and when I did, it always felt like they had trash on them...so I decided to go with lasik.
I was scared to death during the procedure, but it was over in 15 minutes. You have to wear goggles for the next several hours and keep drops in your eyes every 4 hours because your eyes are so dried out. Your eyes feel as though they have a ton of sand in them and they water really badly for a few hours after surgery. Everything is still a bit blurry...but don't worry...your vision clears up a lot the next morning!
About a month after my procedure I went back to the doctor for another check up and he informed me that I had better than perfect vision! My vision is now 20/15!!! I don't regret this surgery at all and recommend it to anyone!