I'm one of those dorks who had to get glasses in the first grade. I've been wearing contacts since high school. My vision kept getting worse and worse until about the time I went to college, and then it leveled out.
LASIK has been around for long enough now that I'm no longer afraid that something would go wrong with the procedure itself. The idea of cutting a flap of corneal tissue, on the other hand, continues to freak me out. Do you really have to be conscious for that? Can't they hold your eyelids open or something?
Anyway, contacts don't annoy me too much (dry eyes bother me the most), but it would be nice to just wake up and see clearly. Now, I'm not the kind of guy to get surgery just for convenience. The reason I'm even looking into LASIK is because I'm trying to get a job that requires me to have a certain level of vision without corrective devices. It kind of seems like cheating, but they do allow people to get surgery in order to meet this requirement. The job is such a good one that I would actually consider going down that road.
Anybody had LASIK? How bad was it when they cut that corneal flap? I read that they can cut it with a laser now, but that still freaks me out.