I had my consultation at the end of 2011, and was up for either LASIK or PRK. When the doctors found out that I was boxing they quickly recommended PRK rather than risk my eye fold opening after a punch if I had gone the LASIK route.
Months later I couldn't be happier. Sure, it took longer to heal and there was the inconvenience of having to get surgery one eye at a time but it worked. My eyes haven't been this clear since kindergarten.
Are they permanent? Definitely not since naturally everyone's eyes get worse around 40, but until then I can enjoy the luxury of not needing glasses or contacts, both of which I relied heavily before.