After going through the vast majority of this winter there are only a few additional thoughts I have on the lasik experience:
1. When my eyes get tired, they are tired. Itís time to shut them for a bit, otherwise Iím blinking for the rest of the evening and they feel slightly irritated.
2. I still get dry eye occasionally, which rarely (never?) happened before Lasik, but itís a pretty minor experience. A bit of rest, or hanging out in a slightly humid environment fixes them up pretty quick. One other trick I can use in emergencies is to put a eye drop or two in each eye and close them for five minutes or so, that usually gets them back on track. The one time when the dryness of my eyes is more apparent than others is when driving with the A/C on - airflow on my face without enough humidity will suck the moisture right out of them. Itís quickly remedied by turning off the A/C for a few moments in most cases.
Thatís about it. The vast majority of the time I donít think about my vision or have any issues with it. Still have 20/20 or better and am very satisfied with the experience.
In interest of full disclosure Iíll state that my near-sight vision is a bit worse than it was a few years back, but I started to notice that a bit before the Lasik. That particular issue is a side effect of age, not eye surgery :^). I just need to stop opting for the highest resolution possible in the smallest screen size when buying computer monitors, for day to day reading and non-monitor activities my vision is still great.
Rating of Lasik so far: Absolutely worth it.
For those of you who want a second opinion, there was a article on Lasik in Consumer Reports at some point in the last several months. Here is a link to a tidbit about it: Consumer Reports