That's how a friend's father, an eye surgeon, put it.
It doesn't always go right, and (yes, rarely) it goes very wrong. There are no take-backs with the laser surgeries.
If you must, do the surgery that is reversible - they insert a small piece of plastic that corrects the lens shape.
My opthamolagist relative also says this, so for now I have listened. Maybe in another 10 or so years when I'm not so professionally tied to looking at screens all day and...
Then again, my sis already had it done.