Last year i went for laser eye surgery last year and it was, to date, the best money i've ever spent.
Find a reputable doctor (it's so important to get references). Go for the necessary tests before committing to it and understand all the risks. Yes, there are risks, but it'll be completely up to you if you want to accept them.
When i went for my tests, they did a scan of my eyes to get it's topography readings. As it turned out, my cornea was too thin for the Lasic procedure (the most common practice thesedays). I had to wait about a month while my doctor consulted his colleagues on whether he could still do the procedure.
Lasic wasn't an option for me, but after my doc did a lot of communication with other doctors, he found that an older technique called PRK was a viable option. He found out about patients with similar cornea conditions who underwent that procedure, how they were doing 3 months after the surgery, 1 year after the surgery, etc.
I took the plunge in July 2005 and haven't regretted it in the least. The fact that you have to accept is that the results will not last forever; they do not prevent the natural aging process. I fully accept that my eyes will get weaker again in about 15 years, but i'm fine with it cos i'll just go for surgery again, haha. Lasic and PRK are slightly different technique and the recovery times differ, but at the end of the day, the risks and results are the same.
They cut open a section of your cornea, use the laser, close it up again. Recovery time is something like 24 hours.
They scrape off the top layer of cells on your cornea and then use the laser. You then wear special contact lenses for 3 days while your cells grow back. Recovery time is longer than Lasic, but i was driving after 5 days.