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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    4.8 out of 5 stars


    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 1 month ago

    I just had surgery by Dr. Heaton for a cataract lens replacement with significant astigmatism. I am delighted with the perfect vision that I now enjoy. Within hours, my vision has become perfect for both distance and up close reading. Also, there was absolutely no pain or discomfort experienced whatsoever. Dr. Heaton is a very skilled surgeon and is a Godly person to boot. He prayed with me before the surgery. I highly recommend him . You can trust him with your vision . Joe Pulliam, Tyler, TX 12/15/2021

    Gulam Harji
    Gulam Harji

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 11 months ago

    The attention to patients is their #1 desire. To meet this requirement there maybe some delay getting to you. However once you are assigned an examination room the flow picks up.
    Dr. Charles Heaton has been my specialist close to 27 years and I trust his expertise and judgement.

    Bob Reese
    Bob Reese

    5 out of 5 stars

    posted 10 months ago

    Very well organized and informative. Seemed very knowledgeable and patient explaining details.

  • Rachel Willis
    Sunday, May 24th, 2020 at 6:50pm

    I had a good visit there.They was very pleasant

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    David Sikes
    Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 at 1:59pm

    Three words come to mind when I think about Heaton Eye Associates... awesome, awesome, and awesome!!!! Awesome staff, awesome doctors, and awesome experience!!!! I had LASIK done here after a lot of research and so thankful I chose to stay local, as many have said...

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    Carol Collier Ballard
    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 5:16pm

    They are very friendly and courteous. They dont rush you through the tests. I love Dr. Heaton and his nurses! I would recommend them to everyone.

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    Terry Beall
    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 4:30pm

    love the atmosphere, the employees and Dr Hunter.

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    Brandon Gilpin
    Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 1:23pm

    Wonderful staff and surgeons who give sight to the blind. I couldn't ask for more!

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    Melvin Smith
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 5:57pm

    Service is pleasant and the Doctor I see seem to really be concerned.

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