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

    Mimi Johnston
    Mimi Johnston

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 3 weeks ago

    I am impressed with the quality, knowledge and professionalism of the staff. They really wanted to make sure I understood everything pertaining to my cataract surgery. Dr Nickel was especially concerned that I understand all my options and together we could make the best choice for me. I also appreciated their kind and happy demeanor. I can tell they all enjoy their jobs!!

    Cynthia Allen
    Cynthia Allen

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 week ago

    Dr. Heaton performed cataract removal for both of us and astonishingly prayed before each surgery! Their staff is unbelievable and their care is awesome. Highly recommend if you find yourself needing some eye surgery!!
    October 2018 Annual follow up was swift and comprehensive. Great care as always!

    Sherry Martin
    Sherry Martin

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 3 weeks ago

    Dr Dossey is a kind, compassionate and highly skilled doctor and diagnostician. The office staff is friendly and accommodating. The tech, Gabriel, that preformed my visual testing was genuinely sweet and even prayed with me. I have been very please with the care I have received over the past several years. Thank you all!!

  • Viki Mullins
    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 6:48am

    Wait time was minimal, staff was very courteous and polite. Dr. Dossey is amazing. He did not rush his time with me. He even addressed a minor rash above my eye. He did not seem to be in a hurry and was concerned about my...

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    Christine Russell
    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 at 5:03am

    Friendly and they care about their patients

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    Heather Willingham
    Monday, October 22nd, 2018 at 6:56am

    I can’t say enough about how caring the staff of Heaton Eye Assoc. are! After wearing corrective lenses for more than 30 years, I can see without them thanks to Dr Heaton and all the staff! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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    Adriana Arvizu Rubio
    Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 1:37am

    After wearing glasses and contacts for almost 10 years, I had LASIK done with Dr.Nickel yesterday and it was great! Today I am able to see clearly without any correction. Dr.Nickel and the staff were very knowledgeable and caring.

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    Billy Foster
    Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 at 8:29am

    Courteous, professional, delightful and caring staff. I highly recommend Heaton Eye Associates.

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    Kim Allen Banks
    Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at 7:57am

    Heaton was great! I needed to get in pretty quick for my son, and they saw him the next day. I had been taking my son to other eye Doctors(walmart) and his prescription's were not accurate. They took time with him and were very nice...

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