, DeathByVisualStudio wrote

@BitFlipper: I'm over 40 and just had my eyes zapped this past December. I too have/had bad astigmatism so it was nice to get rid of that. I went the mono-vision route where they poke one of your eyes out -- kidding -- where they leave one eye less corrected for reading and the other eye dialed in for distance (as the doc put it, your shooting eye). It has worked fantastic. My near vision at the computer has never been better and my distance is great too. I haven't had any problems with changing focal distance so it probably depends on the person (knock on wood) I'm hoping to get 7 to 10 years out of these babies before I have to go back in and get a correction. Most likely it will be to dial in the reading eye for distance and move on to reading glasses. It is so nice not to have to deal with finicky toric lenses anymore.

Wow. People keep telling me to ditch the contact lenses and go for eye surgery. Dunno. I hear that these things go wrong one in twenty. Those are good odds, but I wasn't born lucky...

I wear disposable contacts and they're no hassle at all, as long as you scrub your hands thoroughly before putting them in or taking them out.