Hey, I feel your pain. I'm 18 and already my vision is -7/20
...pretty bad I know. I actually jsut recently spent $300 on a years worth of contacts -.- but anyways, I actually asked my eye doctor about the eye surgery and she said that I may not be able to qualify. One because at the age of 18 I am still too young to risk it. and two, because my eyes are so nearsighted, they would have to cut way to close during surgery,that it would possibly do a lot of harm to my vision.
However, they are in the process of creating these things called "intacs" I'm pretty sure they're called. Basically they're contacts that go...in your eye =P It's a one time thing, so it's basically an alternative to lasic.
Do some research on it in google, see what u find =)
edit: lol contacts that go in your eye...-shock shock- -.- sorry I was rushing. I meant to say, they are literally inside of your eye...i'm not sure how they are placed there but I assume the cut back the layering as they do during laser surgery and place it in there.
It is not out yet, but they are developing it, and by the time u are old enough, I'm sure it will be out there =)