Roger, my doctor said the laser work is done as an outpatient and takes about 30 min. Obviously will need to be driven home afterward and will be a few days (told my wife two days) before I'm good to go again. BTW, one of our local sports announcers had it done at a local clinic and raved about how he got rid of his glasses and was ecstatic. So perhaps they've got it pretty well perfected already.