My ex had this surgery a few years back and he recommends it to everyone he knows with vision problems. He never had any issues after his operation and his eyesight has not deteriorated since then either. I don't know that the results might be the same for everyone but as far as I know, laser surgery is very safe and effective with today's technology.
My mother-in-law has had cataracts removed, not so long ago. I know it's different than simply correcting your eyesight, a bit more invasive. She is doing great, and she says she hasn't seen so well even when she was young.
I think before you get the surgery you need to have an appointment with your optomitrist and see if he thinks you are suitable to get the operation, mine told me a couple of years ago that seeing as my eyes have stopped deteriorating I can finally get it done but I am too scared. Does anyone know if it is painful?