I far and away prefer contacts. I find glasses a hindrance for three reasons:
2) limited peripheral vision
3) I like to switch between wrap-arounds and goggles, depending on conditions. With glasses, you would need have to both prescription wrap arounds and either prescription goggles or your glasses plus OTG goggles. Prescription wrap-arounds have distortion because of the curvature, and are necessarily heavier. Prescription goggles have limited peripheral vision, and are heavier. OTG goggles plus glasses means having to mess with two things, an additional physical presence on your face and, again, limited peripheral vision.
Contacts free you from all of this -- you can choose non-prescription goggles and/or wrap arounds, giving you much greater choice, less weight, and less expense.
The downside of contacts is cleaning them. So I've switched to one-day disposables, which have come down significantly in price since they were introduced -- they now cost a little over $1/pair. Wear them for a day, and throw them out. In addition, since they're so inexpensive, if one pops out, you don't need to bother searching for it -- just carry a couple of spares in your ski jacket.
Using Google I found there are about 7 different models available. I went to my optometrist and, after he determined my prescription, I asked him to get me three pairs of each of them (since they're so cheap, he can easily get free samples of all of them from the lens companies). I tried each of these, and kept notes on the comfort and vision. In addition, I downloaded an eye chart and taped it to my living room wall to objectively test the clarity each offered. In this way, it was easy to pick out the best one for me. That was about 1.5 years ago, and I haven't looked back.
To put them in, I just open the packages, briefly rinse them with preservative-free saline (Arm&Hammer Simply Saline) and insert them. I then put in a couple of drops of GenTeal Mild to Moderate, followed by a couple of drops of Blink Gel Tears. After doing this I rarely have dryness, regardless of whether I'm using goggles or wraps. But you should experiment yourself to see what works best for you.
Hope this helps!
Edit: I decided against Lasik for two reasons. First, my corrected distance vision is between 20/15 and 20/13. I think Lasik is considered a success if you get 20/40. That wasn't good enough for me. Second, I would need reading glasses when using the computer and for any close work. Currently, to use the computer or do close work, I simply leave out my contacts.
Edited by chemist - 4/11/15 at 3:29pm