Any person who has chances of being hit, punched, or poked in the eye should consider PRK/LASEK rather than LASIK. Although the LASIK flap heals very well within a week of the surgery, severe trauma may move the flap. We recommend wearing protective goggles when engaged in sports/situations where you could be hit in the eye. This is good protection anyway, even if you did not have LASIK. With PRK/LASEK, there is no corneal flap and the eye goes back to the exact same shape as before the procedure.