About four years ago, I had two procedures...Lasik in one eye and PRK in the other eye. One of my corneas wasn't thick enough to one of the procedures (can't remember which was which), but they were still able to correct the vision with the other procedure.
I, too, had worn glasses from the time I was about two or three, and we're talking thick lenses, plus I had contact lenses from the time I was in the first or second grade. I had very, very bad eyes, but a really great surgeon down in south FL was willing to work with me to get my eyes ready.
It was an amazing
experience. You'll smell a burning smell during the procedure, but it doesn't hurt. You'll notice some pressure, but again no pain. The feeling you'll have when you sit up and can see across the room...
I cried when the doctor asked me what time it was, and I could read the clock on the wall across the room. All the way home, I acted like a kid who had just learned how to read..."There's Publix, that street name is 'so-and-so'."
I drove myself to my follow-up appointment (20 minutes away) the next day. I was shocked!
Your vision will continue to improve over several weeks as the healing processes finishes.
Good luck! Let us know how it goes!