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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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    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Alix Matthews
    Alix Matthews

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 3 weeks ago

    Great experience overall for a routine eye appointment. Check-in was easy and staff was very friendly. I got called back 15 min after my scheduled appt, but they were quite busy (after lunch). The tech/nurse doing my initial eye exam/contact fitting was skilled and the machines were impressive. I met with Dr. Matthew Marshall after for an additional exam; he was very personable and even though he was clearly busy with all the patients, it didn't feel rushed. Optic shop folks were also friendly and helpful. Would recommend!!

    Nathan Mimms
    Nathan Mimms

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 week ago

    I had the LASIK procedure yesterday with my follow up this morning. I have gone from 100% dependence on glasses to 20-15 vision. My only regret is not having this procedure done sooner. Staff at Heaton Eye Associates is beyond awesome. Dr. Heaton made me feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure. They did an amazing job explaining every step from beginning to end. I would highly recommend LASIK at Heaton Eye Associates.

    Karla Evans
    Karla Evans

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 day ago

    Having LASIK surgery was one of my best decisions. Believe me when I say it is life changing. I was very satisfied with the quality of care I received from Heaton Eye Associates and my surgeon, Dr. Nickel.

  • Hunter Harris
    Saturday, June 16th, 2018 at 1:14am

    Great experience. Could not be happier with my eyes.

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    Chas Falkenberg
    Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 8:14am

    dr dossey is a great..... caring..... doctor....staff also super...only compliant over many....many visits......an occaisional very long visit.... 2 hours plus....again.....super people.....well worth wait.....thanks to all

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    Karen Hafermalz
    Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 4:57am

    Great staff. Very friendly and helpful. Everyone knows how to do their jobs and they do them well. Very professional everytime we go in to see Dr Hunter.
    Dr. Hunter takes his time and makes sure that you feel comfortable and you understand...

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    Tim Lanthrum
    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 9:32am

    The day was fine. Service moved along well and the associates were knowledge and friendly. I am sure Dr Nichel will take good care of my cataracts when I'm ready.
    Thank You.

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    Darlene Morgan Graves
    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 8:45am

    Outstanding Staff and Caring Dr Nickel. My nurse was incredible!! Examined my eyes � with knowledge and devotion. Very impressed!! Dr Nichol made me feel confident that he will take care of my eye problems. Thanks to my lovely cousin (Judy) for recommending him.

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