This is something I'd have to consider because I'm not a candidate for LASIK. My eye doc says that someone is working on an ICL-like procedure that will attached the lens to the muscles and it remains flexible so that reading glasses post 45 y/o aren't needed like they are today with cataract surgery. My other option would be Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) but the recovery time for that is a lot longer than flap-based LASIK.I know no one seems interested in eye surgery, but there is an alternative to LASIK. I wasn't the greatest candidate for laser surgery myself, so I opted for IOLs (Visian ICLs) and I am very happy with them. The healing time is much faster than with LASIK, the visual clarity is better than I ever had with glasses or contacts, and the surgery is completely reversible, so when I start to lose my ability to read close (I'm 33), I could get them exchanged for something better. They actually make a lens that will focus for you, much like your own natural lens. But usually it's cataract patients who get those.