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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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    4.4 out of 5 stars

    Lizz Kea
    Lizz Kea

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    I had LASIK with Dr. Nickel in August. I’ve been wearing glasses or contacts since I was 7.... now I see 20/20 after my surgery and my vision has never been better.... it has been absolutely life changing!!! Dr. Nickel walked me through the whole procedure as it was happening, I experienced absolutely NO discomfort, was ready to drive by the next morning, and the staff was amazing. This place is second to none- if you need ANY vision care, go to Heaton!

    Tatiana Ortega
    Tatiana Ortega

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 3 months ago

    The whole experience from start to finish was amazing!
    Such a great staff and business!
    Everyone greeting me some by name by just the second visit.
    I am so grateful for this second chance at having my vision back!
    Thank you Dr. Nickel!
    Thank you everyone at Heaton Eye!
    I am forever grateful ❤️

    Andrea Rowe
    Andrea Rowe

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months ago

    I have had the best experience from day one with Heaton Eye Associates. From getting me in same day when I called for my free LASIK evaluation, to my post op visit following my procedure, the staff were always kind and caring.I have used glasses or contacts for many years and now I no longer have to thanks to Dr.Nickel and the entire wonderful team at Heaton Eye Associates. I could even see better than 20/20 on day one after my LASIK!!

  • Kelly Koinm
    Monday, February 12th, 2018 at 12:07pm

    I had my lasik surgery done on both eyes and Dr. Todd Nickel was awesome. He made me feel very comfortable with the procedure and answered all of my questions. I highly recommend this group for lasik surgery. One of the best decisions I have...

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    Kelli Potts
    Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 11:54am

    Loved Dr. Heaton and his entire staff! Lasik was the best decision ever!!

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    Madison Neyland
    Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 3:40am
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    Michael Cooper
    Monday, January 22nd, 2018 at 10:20am

    My experience with Heaton Eye Associates was so easy that I almost forgot that to have eyesight returned is a miracle.

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