According to an Arizona study published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (J Cataract Refract Surg  2015 Sep;41(9):1826-32), Ophthalmologists who perform reactive surgery, and their immediate family members, were significantly more likely than the general population to have had Laser Vision Correction on their own eyes.

Technology for LASIK has increased tremendously over the past 2 decades. LASIK is a well known procedure with an excellent track record. 

Modern testing can provide a surface map of the eye (topography) which can be used by computers to plan a special customized treatment for one's eyes.

Even if you are not a candidate for LASIK, there are often other options (PRK or Clear Lens Exchange)

Eye specialists are obviously understand the risks and benefits of LASIK better than anyone else. The fact that eye surgeons and their families have a much higher rate of Laser Vison Correction than the population, speaks the safety and efficacy of the procedure.