I had mine done in 2003 in Manchester. I had LASIK and I find it fantastic!! I was borderline accepted as I have very thin corneas ad was pre warned that I wouldn't be able to have further surgery if there were side effects. However, it took about 3 mins in total for both eyes and was totaly painfree. The joy of being able to see my mums face as I walked out of the room was amazing. The night before rich did a visual acuity test on me and I couldn't even read the bottom line, that night I was Reading the to line no bother!!!! I have only one side effect and was told that because of the thin cornea that it would def happen and that is that I get small halos around street lights at night. It's not bad enough to affect my driving and I have learned to live with it. I would recommend this procedure to anyone. I had no pain but the feelbg of having an eyelas in my eye for a few hours. I went back to work the next day!!!