Had it in 2005. When I dropped my renewal paperwork off a couple of months later I brought the same paper my doctor had to fill out for my drivers license, reporting that corrective lenses are no longer needed. When I upgraded a couple of years later, I couldn’t find that paper. I asked the lady at the REC about it and she said that the paper didn’t matter anyway as long as my physical reported uncorrected vision.
Still no need for glasses. Good candidates are those that hadn’t had many prescription changes or at least only subtle ones. The surgery does not stop your eye from changing. So if you have to get a different subscription every couple of years, you will either have to get glasses again or have the surgery again when your eyes change. Some react differently to the surgery. Dry eyes is a common problem but usually goes away after some time. The day after the surgery I had 20/30 to 20/40 and it fluctuated between 20/15 and 20/30 for a couple of months before it settled at 20/20. My eye doctor had to reassure me that some people take longer and not to worry. I was a nervous wreck during the surgery and for 2 months afterward. The only side effects I have is slight dry eye. If I don’t have any rewetting drops I just rub the eye and that is good enough and it is only occasionally. The other side affect is that I am mentally sensitive about my eyes now, weather it had to do with worry during and after the surgery or that I was so use to having glasses on all the time. But the only problem that causes me is that I blink in almost every photo with a flash that I know is coming. It’s not a physical problem just my on little nervous tick. I look like an ass in all of our vacation photos that everyone else thinks is funny.
All of that being said it was worth it. No more foggy glasses, no more expensive sun glasses, and no more pain in the ass fidgeting with binoculars to line them up with glasses anymore.