As a lifelong severely nearsighted guy, the very BEST news for me was when my eye doctor discovered I was developing cataracts!
Why are cataracts 'good' news, you ask?Because you can get intraocular lens replacement surgery... one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the world. Basicly they replace your clouded natural lens with a new lens ground in your glasses prescription. Your 'eyeglasses' are installed inside your eye where the cataract lens was. My nearsightedness used to be so extreme it couldn't even be measured compared to 20/20. You know it's bad when you can't see the wall chart, much less the big "E" at the top line! That was me. Long story short, I now have 20/30 vision uncorrected and don't have to wear contacts or glasses to drive. No more days of painful dust and sand blowing under my contacts. No more nightly contact lens cleaning routine. I now wear a light prescription pair of glasses and enjoy perfectly sharp vision. Night vision is also excellent. It was several years ago and the only downside is that surgery made it necessary to use reading glasses for very up close things. But most of us need reading glasses long before we have cataracts forming so that was no big deal. With recent medical improvements, that might not even be an issue any more. Check with your eye doctor. This was also covered by my medical insurance because the doctor saw that the cataracts were getting slowly worse over a period of a few months. That made it a "medical necessity" and, therefore "covered". LOL! At least that's what he wrote in the report to ensure the coverage. I'm sure it was probably true.
This beat the heck out of lasik which causes some patients to see a halo especially during night driving. I wouldn't recommend lasik, personally, if you are getting close to middle-age.