Hi!! I'm from Vancouver, Canada, and I got PRK laser surgery in Dec. 97. I got PRK instead of LASIK because LASIK has some more potential side-effects, but faster healing. I couldn't get even a CAT 3 medical(private) before. I had a prescription of 6.50 in each eye before(less that 20/200, couldn't see the big E on the top of the eye chart) and now have 20/15, so I can see below the 20/20 line. Just a bit of improvement!!!! Anyhow, I can seek employment in Canada, except the Air Force wouldn't take me, but I didn't want to go that route anyway. I would say "Go for it!!", because your country's rules may change. If not, it sure is worth not having the hassle of glasses or contacts! Just for the record, Canada requires 6 months after the surgery to get a CAT 3 medical, and 12 months for a CAT 1(commercial) medical. Good luck!!! Glen.