I had Lasik over a year ago. And if I could re live it, I'd choose to do it, every single time. Its worth every penny and any fears. I wore glasses, than contacts for as long as I could remember, and it is about the most AMAZING feeling you can have, waking up the next day, opening your eyes and you can see everything. And it is just that fast, the next day you can see! The procedure itself... they put a clamp on your eye to keep it open, there's pressure, than depending on what machine and how much you're paying for the procedure, sometimes the doctors create your flap by hand, or its by machine... I had the machine do it. There's a burning smell, not unlike burning hair. Than they pull the flap back (you can see all this as its happenning) and than there's light.... than darkness. Than you feel and see the doc using almost a mini paintbrush to put the flap back down. Than its over. Simple as that. They do it one eye at a time, you're awake the whole time and its NOT painful. There's a little pressure but that's it. My clinic gave me a relaxant beforehand. Total procedure takes NO MORE than 15 minutes! Its amazing. Its scary, I cried through my whole procedure. But again, I would do it again if I had the choice. Side effects: I work with computers and only took 4 days off work after the procedure... than was back starring at the screen... so they told me thats why I had headaches for two weeks after the procedure, but that's it! The dry eye thing... I had dry eyes REALLY BAD for a whole year, a bottle of eye drops will be your new limb. But now its gone!