According to a study by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance, the outcome of Lasik surgery has significantly improved. In fact, as many as 90% of Lasik--or similar--eye surgeries results in the patient obtaining 20/40 vision.
I was surprised to read these results, and I have always believed Lasik to be rather risky. I am supposed to wear my glasses to drive--and I've noticed my vision growing worse over time. But I hate the hassle of glasses (and, frankly, hate the way they look on my face). Contacts are even more of a pain.
As a result, I've always perked up my ears when people talked about Lasik. But I'm not the kind of person who likes to "go under the knife"--literally or figuratively--so I haven't seriously considered eye surgery (yet).
The information from this study, however, does pique my interest. I may have to take another look at Lasik.