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

    Mimi Johnston
    Mimi Johnston

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 2 months 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 month 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!

    Jaton Broach
    Jaton Broach

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 week ago

    Dr. Nickel and staff at Heaton Eye Associates went above and beyond meeting my expectations for LASIK. Appointments were made quickly, the flow of exams during my appointments were quick and efficient, and my questions were answered throughly putting my mind at ease. The day of surgery was fantastic. The room was dimly lit, and I was given a nice warm blanket to keep me comfortable. The procedure itself was quick, and Dr. Nickel and staff talked me through the entire thing. I am two days post-op and am seeing perfectly! I highly recommend Heaton Eye Associates!

  • Hope Perez
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 2:42pm

    WOW!! Where do I start, it’s was a great experience from the time that I made it to the front desk and the person there greets you with a smile and so polite. I didn’t wait long at all and within minutes I was cuffed,...

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    Whitney Bobbitt
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 10:06am

    I had my lasik surgery here last Wednesday. Dr. Nickel and staff were fantastic!! Thanks to them I can see better than ever!😀

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    Raekeia Jenkins
    Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 6:25am

    My 9 year old son see’s his eye Dr here not only is he a great, friendly, dr but he is good at what he does i would recommend Dr Marshall to any child needing a Dr. Thank you Heaton Eye Associates’s ‼️❤️

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    Patricia Williams
    Sunday, November 25th, 2018 at 2:55am

    Great personal,friendly and professional.

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    Lloyd Hale
    Saturday, November 24th, 2018 at 6:12am

    Great group of people at Heston’s Eye Associates.
    Everyone of the partners that I interfaced with, from the the receptionist, the young lady that tested my eyes, Dr. Nickel and the young lady explained all of my eye surgery options were very professional. I...

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    Erin Coleman
    Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 10:36am

    Dr. Hunter is the best! He is so wonderful with children. They don’t even know they are getting their eyes checked, they just think he is playing with them! He performed my daughters eye surgery and completely corrected her eye issues! I highly recommend him!

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