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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    4.7 out of 5 stars

    viki holmquist
    viki holmquist

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    Dr. Nickel is an exceptionally wise, caring, dedicated eye doctor and surgeon. He is attentive and listens carefully, makes well thought out plans for eye health and respects me as part of the team. A finer doctor you cannot find. I HIGHLY recommend and trust him. The staff is warm and welcoming...I felt they greeted and treated me with respect and knowlege. I am truly happy with the care I receive at Heaton Eye.

    Diana Barham
    Diana Barham

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 6 days ago

    I had LASIK surgery here and it has been a wonderful process. I was absolutely terrified of the procedure itself due to my own irrational fears but the staff at Heaton was so comforting and reassuring and as soon as it got started I was put at ease. I had horrible vision before, you could vaporize ants with my glasses in an instant 🤣🤣. But seriously, I had the thinnest lenses out there and they were still just over a quarter of an inch thick. Dr. Nickel did an amazing job and has listened to all of my questions with great patience. I've felt heard at every appointment and everyone has been very friendly and welcoming.

    Victoria Brewer
    Victoria Brewer

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 6 days ago

    At Heaton Eye Associates, Tyler, tech Kelly was kind, professional and thorough. She listened to my med history and answered my questions in a way that I understood. Dr. Guenther and the five staff members I encountered were friendly and professional. I came away from my first appointment feeling I had the right treatment plan. As my body matures, ahem, ages, I feel I have the best team for my vision care. Thanks Heaton Tyler!

  • Mike Werner
    Friday, June 14th, 2019 at 5:47am

    Got me in timely manner! Very friendly staff!

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    Jim Loyd
    Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 5:09am

    Have had nothing but oraise for Dr. Heaton !

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    Sara Aiken
    Monday, June 10th, 2019 at 9:38am

    Dr. Heaton and his team were amazing and helpful. LASIK was so easy and painless. They take good care of you there. I highly recommend them.

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    Joeann Kirven-Smith
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 7:29am

    Very friendly and attentive to your needs. Dr. Dossey is wonderful!😍

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    Eulogia Ramírez
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 5:14am

    Ours experience was outstanding!! Dr. Hunter is great with kids. My son is autistic and he was excellent with him. Best👨‍⚕️ in town.🙌👍

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