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    “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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    4.8 out of 5 stars

    Danny Smith
    Danny Smith

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 4 months ago

    Dr. Nickel did cataract surgery on both eyes. He also did surgery to lift my eye brows and improve my side vision. All surgeries went well and at 73 years old I see 20/20. I will not go to any other Dr. He is a fantastic Doctor. The clinic staff are very professional and the service is great.

    Clara Wade
    Clara Wade

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 9 months ago

    I had an excellent experience at Heaton in Tyler! 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!

    Justin Jones
    Justin Jones

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months ago

    I had all Lazer LASIK eye surgery done in the beginning of 2017 by Dr. Nickel. Had surgery done on both eyes and the entire experience was both pleasant and life changing. I have nothing but good things to say for East Texas Heaton eye associates. I went in there with high expectations and every employee in that building exceeded my expectations. I used to have to wear annoying contacts or ugly glasses well now I have perfect vision would highly recommend LASIK to anyone on the fence about it.
    Like I've told pretty much everyone I know I'm not a rich dude but to me this surgery was worth at least ten times what it actually cost. Easily one of the best investments I've ever made and one of the happiest days of my life 🙂

  • Shawna Gauntt-Hicks
    Shawna Gauntt-Hicks5 starFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 12:04pm

    Dr. Hunter has been my 23-weeker's doctor since he was in the NICU. He's amazing!!!

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    Buddy Logan
    Buddy Logan5 starFriday, March 24th, 2017 at 7:07am

    I got LASIK here. The staff, Noah Landrum, and Dr. Nickel were top notch. Very professional. They made what should be an anxiety inducing procedure super-easy. I just got off the phone with my dad telling him to get it!

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    Kim Wolfe
    Kim Wolfe5 starThursday, March 23rd, 2017 at 4:26am
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    Susan Driskill Daley
    Susan Driskill Daley5 starWednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 11:07am

    Great people who care about you... short wait time.. got an appt same day I called!!

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    Jimmy Avant Jr.
    Jimmy Avant Jr.5 starFriday, March 10th, 2017 at 7:57am

    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Dealt with Noah from the start and he was very easy to deal with and answered any question I had. Dr. Nickel did my Lasik and was very professional. Told me everything to expect and walked me through the whole...

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    Pat Lavender
    Pat Lavender5 starWednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 2:23pm

    I had cataract surgery on both eyes last spring. The Heaton staff was so helpful and kind. I never had any problem.
    But the thing that meant the most to me was the fact that Dr. Todd Nickel prayed with me before he did...

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