My eyes were seriously bad starting in my late teens. Astigmatism making everything blurry, close up and far away. All detail lost. Glasses corrected it well enough, but they're not cheap! Contacts, never did get the fit just right on them, and it sucked to be driving and have one shift on you. Husband starts asking if I want Lasik. Yeah, maybe. His brother got it done. Then my brother got it done. This was years ago, they couldn't do my eyes. But with new advances, now they can. So, last Thursday I call a number through my insurance, and they set me up with a consult same day. Hour and half. Turns out I have just enough corneal tissue to do Lasik once and maybe a tweek later if needed. PRK was another choice, as it preserves more corneal tissue. Healing time is 3 times as long. Opted for Lasik, one shot, hope for the best, instant gratification. The nurse... do you want it done tomorrow? What? That soon? Sure. Not much time to think about it. So there I am on the table, freaking out, wondering what I was doing, if it was the right thing, if it was a mistake. A light flashes over my eye and everything goes black. Great, now I'm really blind! Trusting in the doctors I lay as still as I can. Some more light flashes and we're done. They help me sit up, and I read the clock ACROSS THE ROOM. Crazy! I could see great, though it was like looking through water. Then my eyes burn for about 4 hours, you're supposed to sleep through it. I tried. Vision going in and out. Panicing about how I'm going to see since my glasses are no good anymore. Every time my vision would blur I'd reach for the bridge of my nose to adjust the glasses that aren't there. So weird! Woke up yesterday morning, could see perfect! I saw these hairs on my chin that I've never seen before in my life. Peach fuzz really, but still. Shaved them right off. When did I get so many freckles? Wow, the house needs dusted. Drove myself to the doctor for a follow up. He said I had remarkable progress for day 1. I read two lines lower than what is required for driving. Then I went to work, only needed the sunglasses for outside and driving. I keep looking for my glasses. I'm amazed at what I can see. The detail, I didn't have this much detail back when my eyes were still good! Distance is still a little blurry, but it's coming. That's strange, looking at the dash board of the car, I see every speck of dust on it, crisp numbers. Look up, and can't really make out the giant interstate sign 200 feet away. It isn't clear until about 75 feet. Best money I've ever spent. Freaky when you're getting it done, but it's fast. No pain. They put drops in the eye to numb it, then grab it with this little eye holder thing (which left some bruising on the whites) and off the laser goes to do it's thing.