Both have complications like dry eye,halos,infections etc,both are permanently imprinting your glass prescription on your cornea.
THANK YOU FOR ASKING, AS A LIFETIME HIGH MYOPIA PERSON, WHO IS SELF CONSCIOUS ABOUT MY OWN 'THICK' GLASSES, I STILL SAY A LOUD NO. DO NOT PERFORM ANY UNNESSESARY PROCEEDURES NO MATTER HOW SAFE IT IS OR HOW GOOD THE DR IS. UNLESS THERE IS A MEDICAL REASON AS "THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN SEE" THEN DONT!! YOU CAN FIND NIGHTMARE STORIES OUT THERE- EVEN IF IT IS ONLY 2% DONT BE ONE OF THEM. YOU,, WHAT IS YOUR RX THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO CORRECT? YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL BE HAPPY TO CONTINUE LOVING AND ACCEPTING YOU IN GLASSES OR CONTACTS. WRITE BACK FOR MORE.. CIAO, MARSHALL
I too strongly agree with marsh613 opinion,do not consider refractive surgeries.
The steady growth of LASIK and other refractive procedures and many many polls that ask if these patients are "happy" -----and they are indicate that lasik is a very satisfying, very safe procedure for MOST people. Nothing in life and medicine is totally risk free.
See two refractive surgeons for opinions about lasik on your eyes. Then make you choice. Remember this eyecare forum attracts UNHAPPY people with eye problems. The happy lasik patients don't come here to crow about this wonderful success.
Find a referactive surgeon near you at www.aao.org
I had lasik years ago when it was still new. Never regret it. Got rid of my thick glasses. I remembered fumbling for my glasses first thing when i woke up. The side effects were starburst and poor night vision. But it got better over time which could be due to my myopia regressing and now stabilised at -1.75. Which is cool as i have excellent near vision. My retina was torn not too long ago, which was laser treated. I think it was bound to happen being highly myopic. Some of my friends and collegues had lasik too and i am amazed how different they look without their glasses. More cool and more confident. I think Lasik technology has progresses so much that myopia can now be easily and safely corrected.