What about laser surgery?
Some people get good results from laser surgery, others end up no better off and there are also some real horror stories; cases where serious problems have arisen that cannot be reversed.
Apart from the risks, the justification for using surgery is no different from the underlying philosophy of using lenses: it is still suppressing symptoms rather than revealing the cause. There is clear evidence for this in the number of surgical cases which appear to achieve successful correction but then regress over time.
From the Bates perspective, "tatooing your prescription onto your eyeball" is a really bad choice, as it precludes you from ever experiencing your natural sight unhindered.