An overwhelming majority of patients after LASIK experience a life that is no longer burdened by glasses, contact lenses or corrective lenses of any kind. LASIK recovery is brief with minimal time between the procedure and when the patient sees with clear vision. They have the vision they once had or had always hoped to have. A recent review of international research, shows that nearly 96 percent of LASIK patients are satisfied with the outcome of their eye surgery recovery and results. Recovery periods are far shorter for LASIK patients when compared with patients undergoing other procedures. PRK or LASEK have longer recoveries than LASIK because no flap is created with these other procedures.