The worse my nearsightedness and astigmatism get, the more I think about laser vision correction, since peripheral vision gets worse and it's just harder in general to see even with new glasses. But when an ophthalmologist who examined me once for a different problem told me that his glasses were even thicker than mine, I asked him why he hadn't had Lasik, and he said "because extremely nearsighted eyes like ours have a higher chance of having negative side effects from the surgery." Fear of that has kept me away from surgery so far, since I figured he knows better than I do about those things. I keep kind of wishing for cataracts so that I can have lens replacement, which I understand they will do without cataracts in Europe, but not here apparently.
I feel like "damned if I do, damned if I don't." Meanwhile I'm getting more and more like Mr. Magoo...