I had been told by many friends that the procedure was easypeasy for the patient. My experience has been of considerable discomfort, only comparable to former failed attempts to use contact lenses. I have 'dry' eyes, because I have had rheumatoid arthritis. Now six weeks after the first eye and three weeks after the second eye, there is little improvement. I am afraid that because my insurance did not cover a top flight hospital (or surgeon) I have not received the optimal procedure. I am just hoping that my eyes can feel normal again. Life was better with cataracts.