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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  • Heaton Eye Associates
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    4.7 out of 5 stars

    Dean Harvey
    Dean Harvey

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    Dr. Heaton and his team provided a perfect experience for me . I had elective lens replacement to get rid of the need for glasses. I am truly amazed at how well I can see without glasses and was very impressed with the entire staff at Heaton's. I too wish I could give more than 5 stars. It has been a great experience and of course I give God the most credit which Dr. Heaton would fully understand.
    Best wishes to all at Heaton Eye Associates!

    DeborahSmith Weesner
    DeborahSmith Weesner

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 week ago

    Best doctor ever , assistants well trained and very helpful. I was made to feel very relaxed and in good hands. I would go no where else for all my eye care needs . Thank you so much for treating me with such kindness .
    Sincerely, Deborah Weesner

    Tommy R Lout
    Tommy R Lout

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    Had a great time. Little anxious for my first time surgery. All went well.
    All the people were courteous and kind.
    A 100% team effort!

  • Lynn Speer White
    Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 6:04am

    Heaton Eye Associates are the best! I only trust my eyes to Dr Nickel or one of their other Drs. The staff is always friendly! Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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    Jordyn Rainwater
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 1:07pm

    Dr. Hunter was amazing working with our newborn and very reassuring for first time parents.

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    Ann Laubhan
    Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 5:26am

    Dr Nickel and all the staff at Heaton Eye Associates were great .

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    Carrie Gilley Smith
    Saturday, November 9th, 2019 at 8:12am

    The staff at Heaton Eye Associates are courteous, friendly and efficient, from the check in to check out. Dr. Hunter is awesome, he has seen my daughter for 15 years. He is attentive, listens and takes the time to explain my daughter's condition and the...

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    Char Williams
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 8:21am

    Awesome people, very knowledgeable.

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    Richard Freeman
    Friday, November 8th, 2019 at 6:53am

    The staff was very goodwithhe exam and very thorough with the results ,,highly recommended

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