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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    4.6 out of 5 stars

    Preston Izard
    Preston Izard

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    I have been going to Heaton Eye Associates, (Drs. Heaton and Marshall, for about 5 years. I am 69 years old and have seen a lot of eye doctors over the years (Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, back to Texas, Louisiana, back to Texas) and find Heaton Eye Associates to be TOP-TIER. i recently had a cataract procedure. And, everything went like clockwork. Dr. Heaton did what he said he was going to do, I did what Dr. Heaton told me to do and, walla, I can see again! What's not to like?!
    Sidebar - I just love to watch/study good organized operations. Any good organized operation. Heaton Eye Associates is one of the best run, best organized, busy operations I have seen. Everyone is moving with a purpose. They never fail to timely adhere to my appointment time. I hate waiting. Everyone is polite, competent and acts like they are happy to be a part of Heaton Eye Associates.

    Kyla Harris
    Kyla Harris

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 day ago

    I Had Lasik at Heaton Eye Associates it is hands down the best thing I have ever done. I would like to thank them for the gift of sight. This is a life changing experience. I have worn glasses or contact lenses since I was 7 years old. Without glasses or contacts in I was only able to see hand motion. That means if I got up in the night I had to find my glasses to get around. I want to tell you from start to finish how Wonderful the Heaton Eye Associates Team is! I was nervous about the procedure but the staff and setting was relaxing and reassuring. Everything went great! I woke up after my long nap at home after surgery and it just happened to be in the middle of the night. The moon was very bright that night and I was almost moved to tears because I could see the detail of the window and what was outside in DETAIL!!! WITHOUT GLASSES!!. It was life altering and I wish I had decided to check into it sooner. I have the gift of great sight from an Amazing group of skilled surgeons and no longer spend money on glasses or Contacts! Make an appointment as soon as possible with them you will not be sorry!!

    Phyllis Genest
    Phyllis Genest

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 3 weeks ago

    Everyone was very friendly and efficient, and answered questions so that I could understand. I didn't have to wait to be seen, and the environment was comfortable and clean. Dr. Marshall was very nice, and helpful with my concerns.

  • Brian Nelson
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 7:24am

    I just want to take a second and thank everybody at Heaton Eye Associates. They changed my life I had LASIK yesterday 2/20/19 and woke up with 20/15 vision this morning. Dr. Muirhead ensured me that I was in good hands as well as all...

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    Jodi Hall Alexander-Bryant
    Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 6:20am

    The staff and my doctor are professional and caring.

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    Vickie Truelove
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 6:08am

    I've been going here for five years love it!

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    Brittany Cook
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 4:01am

    Dr Risner is the best! He is always takes care of me.

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    Judy Hunter Hellman
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 8:58am

    Very friendly patient kind staff! Welcoming atmosphere! I'm convinced, I'm changing eye clinics to Heaton!!! I recommend this facility to people off all walks of life! 😀

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    Kelly Shaver Tucker
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 at 7:13pm

    Dr Heaton and his entire staff are very professional and super friendly. I couldn’t have had a better experience with Lasik! If you’re considering it! This is the place to come for all your eye care needs!

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