Carolyn, I think glasses are a great "cover-up" for dark circles and lack of eye makeup. I never wore mascara because of thick eyeglasses before lasik several years ago. Eye shadow, cover stick, but no mascara. Just wasn't worth the bother with the mag/minification of the thick lens. It seemed to chip off and get in my eyes if I ever tried.
After lasik, I thought for the first time ever, I'd be able to wear mascara and even eyeliner. Wrong. Dry eyes. I still need to wear glasses and when not wearing my glasses or goggles, wear hard contact lens. I have some fashion glasses to wear at those times and actually it helps keep breezes etc off the eyes. Since you have to wear glasses, I think the mascara might not be as important as you think. You have a great attitude. I will have lived my life never getting to wear eyeliner or mascara except for a very few times I "went wild." Somehow, I don't think anyone has noticed. When I get cosmetic packages with mascara and/or eyeliner, I pass them on to my daughter. She has a -9 correction and wears soft contacts PLUS eye makeup with no problem!
Don't trust any refractive surgeon with YOUR eyes.
The Dry Eye Queen