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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  • Heaton Eye Associates
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    4.7 out of 5 stars

    jonah landrum
    jonah landrum

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    Very professional and caring staff. Quick and efficient. As soon as I walked through the door I was instantly greeted with a "good morning, how can we help you today?". Customer service now days seems like a lost art so I was extremely pleased with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. Cynthia did a great job with my initial lasik exam. Followed by Carla patiently answering any questions I had. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and informative.

    Randy Cooper
    Randy Cooper

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 week ago

    Absolutely wonderful experience every time I visit Heaton Eye Associates. They are a well run organization: Welcoming staff, well informed, listen intently to their customers, very accommodating, desire your visit to be a wonderful experience, willing to help you in every way possible, do everything they can to streamline your stay so time is not wasted, and make you feel as if you are the only one they are there to serve that day.

    I would highly recommend you visit one of their offices and get the absolute best eye care hands down.

    jarrod collins
    jarrod collins

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 3 weeks ago

    From the first minute that you walk in the building you are greeted by friendly staff. ALL the doctors to nurses an all the staff are top notch. Probably the most professional ran an staffed facility that I have ever been to. I have nothing but great things to say about this place. I would greatly recommend this place to anyone who needs glasses or lasik surgery. The most enjoyable encounter I have ever had at a optometrist office ever.

  • Howard Kirkpatrick
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 6:27am

    They care about their patients and have great services. They also are friendly and make you feel welcome.

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    Donnie Stansel
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 6:26am

    Professional and informative . Staff very friendly

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    Colleen Rushing
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 at 5:36am

    They are amazing they helped my little girl so much her vision has doubled in just 4 months

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    Ben Walley
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 7:29am

    The staff and the Doctors are courteous and very friendly. The assistants called me back to examine my eyes and were prompt and knowledgeable. I would recommend Heaton Eye Associates to my family and friends.

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    Shani Renee Bishop
    Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at 3:58am

    I just had lasik surgery here and I highly recommend it. If you’re on the fence about the surgery I promise its worth it. Its the day after and I’m seeing better than 20/20! The staff was always helpful and kind through the entire process....

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    Pam Holcomb
    Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 9:52am

    I can see 20/20 without glasses or contacts for the first time in 35 years. The staff at the LASIK surgery center were so kind and helpful - especially my nurse Jennifer. They all explain things from beginning to end and keep you informed all...

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