I had Lasik surgery today at about noon. Right now I am, with no difficulty, reading even the finest print on the computer without glasses. When I look across the room my vision is not as good as it was with glasses/contacts, but will improve over the next several days. My wife had the surgery a few days ago and her reaction was the exact opposite - excellent distance vision immediately and a gradual improvement in reading.
If you require corrective lenses, you should really check this out. Had the technology been available, with the same dependability, etc. years ago, I could have saved thousands of dollars and years of inconvenience.
I have been wearing glasses or contacts (lately, contacts with reading glasses) since I was 8 years old. I can't believe I won't need them any more.