I had Lasik done about 5-6 years ago and am so happy with the results.
I am now in my forties and have had bad eyesight since childhood with over -5 in each eye. I had researched this for YEARS before making the decision to go through with it. I actually would interview patients in the waiting rooms who were there for their follow ups.
They gave me a valium to calm me down beforehand (thank God because I was a nervous wreck) The procedure itself was unbelievably quick and painless. Just weird because there is a clamp that holds your eyes open. I was so worried I was going to do one eye at a time, but decided to do both.
After the procedure I took it easy the rest of the day and rested my eyes. When the alarm rang in the morning, out of habit I got up to put on my lenses and then I remembered!! I didn't need to. I was shocked as I looked around and could read the alarm clock and saw everything around me crisp and clear.
I did have bouts of dry eyes for several weeks but this did go away. This procedure literally changed my life. All these years later I'm still so grateful for it. I feel like I've always had perfect vision and can not imagine that I ever put little plastic lenses in my eyes daily!