Hi guys. I am 15, and have been wearing glasses/contacts since I was 6. My vision is at -4.25 and -4.00 and bad vision runs in the family. I have been tired of the hassle of glasses and contacts. I look better with contacts, but they constantly make my eyes red and itchy, and overall they kind of are a big part of my life in a bad way because I constantly have to screw with them. I have gone to my eye doctor before and he basically said that it's normal. Glasses, on the other hand, constantly get grease or fingerprints on them and give me a headache. Both of them are expensive, and I want to get laser eye surgery. -I have researched on it, and it basically says to wait until you stop growing, so wait until you are around 25. Is this true? -How long does the procedure take? -Does it hurt, or is it more annoying than painful for the first week? -How much does it cost? I was thinking of joining the military out of college, and I heard of getting discounts? -Does it give you perfect vision everytime? -Do I ever have to redo the procedure? -Can something go horribly wrong, like, I go completely blind?