Patient Testimonials

LASIK Testimonials

“I had LASIK done in both my eyes and the next day at my follow up I was seeing 20/20! I’ve been dealing with glasses or contacts since the 5th grade (I’m 30) and as I’ve gotten older, my eyes have become dry, making my contacts very uncomfortable. I don’t know what took me so long to finally do this! I’m not in any pain whatsoever. The waiting area at the surgery center was very comfortable, and every staff member at the Longview and Tyler location were exception! Thank you all!”

Dannielle S.

“I had my LASIK surgery Jan 12 and I am so excited to say that just one day after, I’m driving around without glasses! It’s an unbelievable feeling. I’ve worn glasses for 16 years and being able to walk out of the house without them is amazing. The whole experience deserves a 10. Thank you to all the staff and doctors for this wonderful experience!”

Paloma R.

“Dr. Hardin did my LASIK. The day after I had 20/15 vision – it is a great feeling knowing I don’t have to deal with corrective lenses anymore!”

Matt V.

“I had an excellent experience at Heaton! From the first free exam to getting me in the car after the surgery, everything was top-notch! I especially liked their surgery center which was dimly lit, and super relaxing and plush. One of the things that stood out to me, was Dr. Nickel asking if he could have a short prayer with me before the surgery. It was a very gracious and personable gesture. I am now seeing 20/15! I will definitely be recommending them to all who will listen. Thank you!”

Clara P.

“Awesome experience! Best staff ever, well worth the drive from Louisiana!! 20/15 overnight!!”

Cody C.

“I recently had LASIK with Dr. Heaton and cannot express how great my vision is now! The process was very thorough and I felt comfortable the whole time. Thanks to the wonderful staff that always had smiles on and were genuinely considerate with all of my needs. I would HIGHLY recommend Heaton Eye Associates to anyone that is remotely interested in having LASIK surgery done. It’s a very fast and painless procedure that will last me a lifetime!”

Danielle M.

What Our Patients Are Saying About our Doctors

“I’ve needed glasses since my college days, and they have made it more difficult to play sports and limited my life in general. I wanted to be free from the restriction of glasses! I chose Heaton Eye Associates because they had great reviews, and as a doctor myself, I trusted Dr. Muirhead – we both graduated from the same medical school!”
– Dr. Kyle Howard, Pediatrician in Marshall
(Photo of Joel Muirhead, M.D. and Dr. Kyle Howard)

“After my husband had such an amazing experience with Dr. Nickel, I decided to take the leap too! From the first visit to the surgery, I’ve met some of the kindest and most professional eye care pros. As a cherry on top of a great experience, Dr. Nickel prayed with me before surgery. I highly recommend Heaton Eye Associates!”
– Rachel R.
(Photo of Todd Nickel, D.O. and Rachel R.)

“I wanted to see clearly without contacts and glasses. I love that I will be able to enjoy clear, crisp vision for years to come! I chose Heaton Eye Associates because they have a wonderful reputation, and trusted doctors and staff.”
– Heather G.
(Photo of Joel Muirhead, M.D. and Heather G.)

“I was ready to be out of contacts and glasses, and I chose Heaton Eye Associates because they have a great reputation. Everyone who worked with me made me feel comfortable and well taken care of. I recommend Heaton to anyone I know!”
– Melissa K.
(Photo of Charles Heaton, M.D. and Melissa K.)

“My experience with Heaton has been absolutely amazing! The staff and doctor made me feel like part of the family. They kept me comfortable and worry free during my procedure. Dr. Hardin walked me through all the steps while I was having my LASIK so I felt completely safe, and there was no pain at all. I’m so happy with my decision!”
– Ashley W.
(Photo of Thad Hardin, M.D. and Ashley W.)

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    4.6 out of 5 stars

    bri crowe
    bri crowe

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    My visit at Heaton Eye Associates was great. When i arrived i was greeted with friendly smiles and in a hassle free environment. My wait was not long and the assistant was very polite. I really appreciate how attentive you are to your patients. My doctor was great he was able help me understand what I can do in order to assist me in the areas that i had concerns. I truly appreciate all of your help and your kindness. Thank you.

    John Hart
    John Hart

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    Had double cataract surgery with Lifestyle Lens Replacement. I could not have been more satisfied!!! Charlie and his whole staff made me feel like family. It is awesome not having to wear glasses for anything any more. Thank you Heaton Eye Associates!!!

    Nell Irvin
    Nell Irvin

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    Everyone at Heaton Eye Associates greets you with a smile. They're very friendly as well as professional. All of the staff members and doctors are wonderful. At each visit I receive excellent care delivered with a heavy dose of kindness. I HIGHLY recommend putting all of your eyecare needs into the very capable hands at Heaton Eye Associates.

  • Hilario Perez
    Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 6:06am

    This is the premier eye clinic in east texas, wonderful Doctors and staff make sure that you’re attended and taken care of. Ive had three eye exams and recently Lasik in their Tyler office, Dr Muirhead and his staff made my experience painless and relaxing....

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    Dakota Flanery
    Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 at 3:35am

    Just recently got my Lasik done, and I have to say without a doubt, it was the best experience I’ve ever had. The staff was incredible, and the procedure was painless. They’re perfection at their craft. Dr. Hardin was phenomenal.

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    Vicki Berst Lewsader Ptk
    Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 3:46am

    I had my cataracts in my right eye removed on September 11, 2018. The staff was great and the surgery went well, and I will have the cataracts in my left eye removed on September 25th, 2018! Then no more wearing of glasses, just readers!

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    Terry Roberson
    Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 3:42am

    very good at what they do

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    Darlene Tubbe
    Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 2:41am

    I appreciate Dr Heaton very much.
    I love the way he talks to you.

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    Morgan McDonald
    Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 10:03am

    I had a great experience with Dr. Heaton while getting lasik. I was really anxious and was thankful that he prayed with me before my surgery. I would highly recommend!

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