I'm nearsighted and have worn glasses on and off since I was about 10. I wore contacts through most of my 20s, but returned to glasses
in my 30s.
Now that I'm in my 50s I'm in that stage where my near vision is starting to deteriorate and I'm slowly becoming
far-sighted. The first real manifestation of this
was when flying at night, when I was experiencing massive eyestrain reading charts in my lap, but could see outside the plane just fine. So
I got progressives the last time I got new glasses, and I'm fine.
I don't wear glasses when I'm not driving or flying.
I prefer a soft-focus world. :-)
Am I a candidate for laser eye surgery? According to the web sites, not really. I could get good distant correction, but would then
need glasses for reading. Since I need glasses to drive and to fly anyway, I'm not
sure this would buy me anything.