Had it done about a year ago. Best thing I ever did. My vision wasn't horrible but got tired of dealing with glasses when in front of a screen or driving. I could read a page online without glasses but had to really focus at times (causing eye fatigue, dry eyes, headaches, etc.).
The lasik consult where they do all sorts of measurements took almost 2 hours. The actual procedure a week later probably took 3 minutes. They usually give you a Valium pill to help you relax but I don't even think I needed it. The procedure was entirely laser so nothing ever touches your eyeball. Some of the older technology uses a blade to "shave" your eyeball so if you see a cheap price, that's probably why.
For a couple seconds during the procedure, you see nothing but gray which is a bit freaky but they warn you ahead of time. Drove myself home afterwards and vision was already better than before. Vision kept getting better for a few days and then peaked a bit better than 20/20. Been that way since. Worst part was having to use eyedrops for about a month afterwards since they got dry pretty quickly.
Trying to convince the wife to do it but she wants no part of anyone being that close to her eyes.
If you are thinking of having lasik surgery, do some thorough research on the risks first. For example, this website: http://www.lasikdisaster.com/
One person I know who had lasik surgery, afterwards I literally did not recognize her. Her eyes had no sparkle any more. They looked dead, and to me it made her look unattractive. That's the only way I can describe it. It was really creepy to me.
The other thing I remember is that there was a guy on the same Mt. Everest expedition as John Krakauer, who wrote the book "Into Thin Air" who had had laser surgery on his eyes and had severe problems seeing at high altitude.
Those two stories/incidents were enough to convince me that messing with your eyes just to get rid of glasses isn't worth it.
You're lucky. The eye doctor I saw (pun intended) wouldn't give me the OK to drive until I'd had both done and there were no complications with them. Perhaps it's dependent on how bad the cataracts were in the first place.
As you can imagine by it being New Jersey, there are a lot of electrician in my densely populated area. My business currently shows up in the 3 pack of 2 towns and further down in the map listing of at least 2 others. And that's fine.
What I am doing now is condensing my service area to the closest towns to me. So I just wanted to be sure that making my service area smaller in My Business wasn't going to hurt me in any other way.