I started wearing glasses when I was three and then eventually contacts. My eyes were so bad that I couldn't even see the alarm clock. It's a good thing a good friend of mine is an eye doctor so it didn't take to much persuasion.
It's been four years since the surgery and I am so glad I did it! Not having to deal with glasses or contacts and being able to see as soon as you wake up. The only con is my night time driving vision isn't as good as it used to be. It's slowly getting better though.