My eyesight was so bad, it frightened me. If I'd lost a contact or broken my glasses while driving, I could not get behind the wheel. Now I can see clearly and not worry. It was difficult to do activities such as snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, etc., and now I love the outdoors. I also didn't like my looks with glasses; they really detracted from my face. But it became difficult for me to wear contacts due to the dry climate in Arizona.
I would have Lasik again in a second. It's the best money I've ever spent.
The discomfort was minimal. I had it done in the morning and went home and slept. I awoke around 1 p.m. and my eyes felt like they'd been rubbed with sandpaper, but felt better after drops. I took another sleeping pill and slept until about 7 p.m. That evening, I watched a movie on TV without glasses, and the next morning I drove to Target and went shopping.
The only catch: They under-corrected my right eye and I had to have it done again. But it was even less uncomfortable the second time. I do have slight blurriness at night and when my eyes are tired, but nothing too bad.
They told me not to wear eye makeup for a few months, which was weird, but I got used to it. I'm glad I did it when I was in my early 30s and could have several good years without reading glasses. I'm 41 now and probably will need them at some point in my 40s.