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    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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  • Heaton Eye Associates
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    4.6 out of 5 stars

    Daniel O'Dunne
    Daniel O'Dunne

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 day ago

    I can't say enough about Heaton Eye Associates. The entire staff is kind, empathetic and professional. I especially want to give additional kudos to Dr. Nickel, my surgeon and Karla, an administrator that breaks down costs for patients. But, again, everybody that works at Heaton Tyler will help to put you at ease. I am already seeing better two days after my surgery. Dr. Daniel O'Dunne

    Nancy Charlton
    Nancy Charlton

    4 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 weeks ago

    Everything was very good except the wait time to see doctor. The doctor needed a little more concern for patients problem from accident. It felt a little robotic. Don't get me wrong he was very nice and did his job. He was knowledgeable but didn't give patient much time to talk otherwise it would have been 5 star.

    Alix Matthews
    Alix Matthews

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    Great experience overall for a routine eye appointment. Check-in was easy and staff was very friendly. I got called back 15 min after my scheduled appt, but they were quite busy (after lunch). The tech/nurse doing my initial eye exam/contact fitting was skilled and the machines were impressive. I met with Dr. Matthew Marshall after for an additional exam; he was very personable and even though he was clearly busy with all the patients, it didn't feel rushed. Optic shop folks were also friendly and helpful. Would recommend!!

  • Gena Kennedy Garrison
    Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:56am

    From my first visit until just this morning when I went to my post-op, I have been so pleased with everything. They explain everything and go above and beyond to make you comfortable through the entire process. Lasik was a huge success! Forever grateful to...

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    Frank Rose
    Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 2:21am

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Coming to Heaton Eye Associates in Tyler is like seeing an old friend that you have not seen in a while, and it’s just like you saw them yesterday.

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    Joanie Whitehead
    Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 9:30am

    Fast and very friendly!!

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    Kelly Garrett Lynch
    Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 4:53am

    Great place! Love doctor Hunter!

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    Kelton Keestinna Wilson
    Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at 5:14am

    It’s always clean , staff is friendly and they sanitize equipment right in front of you !! I love that !!
    Dr. Dossey treats my husband, son , grandmother and mother in law . He takes good care of each of them ....

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