LASIK, or laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, is basically surgery that attempts to correct myopia(near-sightedness), hyperopia(far-sightedness), and astigmatism (basically an optical defect where your eye can't focus or something -_-).
LASIK surgery is usually done in three steps. Preoperative is performed (you guessed it) before the operation, and usually involves learning about the structure and deficiencies of the patient's eye. Next would be the operation, in which the patient is awake yet given some mild sedatives, as well as anesthetic eye-drops. The operation also involves three steps, which include:
- Create a flap of corneal tissue.
- Remodeling of the cornea underneath the flap with a laser.
- Repositioning of the flap.
Most people who have undergone the surgery have been happy, with a 92-98% satisfaction rate. However, this doesn't mean LASIK is without its flaws. I will include a list posted on Wikipedia of the common complications:
- Surgery induced dry eyes
- Overcorrection or undercorrection
- Vitamin D deficiency from Sun sensitivity
- Visual acuity fluctuation
- Halos or starbursts around light sources at night
- Light sensitivity
- Ghost images or double vision
- Wrinkles in flap (striae)
- Decentered ablation
- Debris or growth under flap
- Thin or buttonhole flap 
- Induced astigmatism
- Corneal Ectasia
- Epithelium erosion
- Posterior vitreous detachment
- Macular hole
Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LASIK
Well, the worst part of it is, I wouldn't even qualify for LASIK xD. Apparently you need to have equal or better than 200/20 or so (don't know where I read that but I found it early in my research.. kind of bummed to be honest), whereas I have like 340/20 lol.
Oh well, it was still worth looking into. Do any of my readers that have had laser eye surgery get any of these side effects? If I could do it I would... :|
Thank you guys for the help in deciding, and of course, thank you guys for reading! ^_^
PS: apparently there is LASEK as well?? I'm going to do some reading on the differences..
Anyway, thanks again!