I had it done 10 years ago. I was also a coke bottle wearer. Did the contact lens thing for years. Diglet #1 had it done first. SWMBO went 2nd. She had astigmatism as well and it took a second procedure to fully correct for her. I figured what the hell and went myself. I have never regretted it.
I need sunglasses on high glare days even when it's overcast but sunglasses were one of the joys of having it done anyhow so no loss there. There has always been some dryness but it's not like I have sandpaper for eyeballs everyday...mostly a non issue. No halos, ever.
There is a slight lag in long distance focusing, more pronounced when tired so trying to read an overhead sign on the interstate in the far distance at night takes an extra beat or two before fully legible.
One bad choice was that I opted for the "dual vision" correction as my 40 something eyes at the time were in need of bifocals. I had been compensating by simply taking off my glasses when reading or doing close up work. This procedure was supposed to make the subordinate eye a bit weaker to allow for reading without the need for magnifiers. It didn't pan out and I wish I had both eyes done to the max but again, mostly a non issue. As you may be aware, the need for reading glasses is age related as the eye muscles weaken and LASIK offers no benefit there. I keep spare pairs of readers all over the house, in the cars and I even have a pair in the safe at work in case I forget them.
I don't know if they still cut the outer membrane to do the procedure. Here was the one truly bad part of the experience and I didn't let it stop me. As the doctor was using the device to make the cut, against all odds, eye restraints and happy drugs, my eye somehow moved and the cut went off center. I felt a tiny sting at the moment and that was it. The procedure stopped and I was sent home for 3 months til it healed.
I came back, got better drugs and restraints and 10 minutes later, left my glasses in a basket in the office and was driven home.
Next day was glorious as was every one in the 10 years since. Put me in the +1 column. Do it and love it. You can die from a tooth extraction.
Oh, I forgot. I bought the Costa Del Mars with bifocals
. So choice!