1507 Westover Terrace
I was required to have a field vision test at my optometrist's practice. It is due to my having beginnings of macular degeneration. I am 82 years old, and The State of North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles sent a letter to mShow moree stating that I needed to ascertain my peripheral vision scores on a form for review by their medical department. That was the reason for my visit today. The staff put me at ease, gave me a time slot of an hour for my exam, checked many visual issues with and without glasses, and filled out the form for me. I was nervous and didn't understand why I needed this test since I see either Dr. Kathryn Hecker or Dr. Chaunhi Van semi-annually and have outstanding service at this eye-care center. My final results were reassuring. I have no visual restrictions that might affect my driving ability, and there are no concerns about my ability to operate a motor vehicle; there is no recommendation from this specialist for a DMV follow up; Thank you, Dr. Van, for the thorough required exam you and three of your excellent assistants provided for me. This eye center is the top of the line, and I recommend both Dr. Van and Dr. Hecker for giving both professional service and caring support. Fern Ragan
Dr. Hecker came highly recommended by my retna Dr, Dr. Mathews. I was extremely apprehensive about cataract surgery but he assured me Dr Hecker was one of the best in the area. It took a couple of months to get an appointment wShow moreith her but it was worth the wait. I felt comfortable with her the moment I met her. She explained options for implants, answered my questions and helped me make the best decision for my needs while taking into consideration that I have MD, am a possible candidate for glaucoma and have a stigmatism. I just had my right eye done without any issues whatsoever. My next surgery is scheduled to take place in four weeks. Once the two are complete and have had time to heal, I am confident I will get my close up vision back so I can go back to doing the things I love and have missed since my close up vision went south.
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Kathryn J. Hecker, M.D., F.A.A.O., is a board-certified comprehensive ophthalmologist. Dr. Hecker has been serving Greensboro and the surrounding areas since 1997. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Central Michigan University, with a minor in biology, and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. She then worked for six years as an elementary school teacher in Texas. After putting herself back in school, she received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, a highly ranked medical school, where she graduated in the top quarter of her class. She then completed a year of training in Internal Medicine at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, an affiliate of the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System and a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She then went on to complete her Ophthalmology residency training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Hecker is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Since her original board certification in 1997, she has maintained the rigorous standards set by the American Board of Ophthalmology for maintenance of board certification. Her training and background experience in the field of education have enhanced her lifelong passion for education and facilitated a natural transition to caring for her patients. She remains committed to providing every patient the best care possible through a team of skilled and compassionate physicians and staff.
Dr. Hecker holds the following professional affiliations:
Dr. Hecker has over 22 years of experience performing thousands of cataract and lens implant surgeries, as well as extensive experience in evaluation and management of diabetic eye disease, eyelid lesion surgery, and medical and surgical management of glaucoma.
Dr. Hecker is qualified in the following areas:
Dr. Hecker and her husband Rick are animal lovers. In addition to many other activities, they enjoy walking their four dogs and traveling.
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1507 Westover Terrace
Greensboro, NC, 27408
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My appointment was very informative. Everyone was helpful. All of their information made me feel more relaxed and ready to have the surgery. I would recommend their practice to anyone that needed eye surgery. Very friendly office.
Dr. Hecker is awesome and staff are courageous and office is run very smoothly.
Very kind & thoughtful. Appointment moved along nicely. I enjoyed my experience.
They convince that they will take care of what's broken and SO very nice
Everyone was professional.
Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Dr. Van and staff made me feel very comfortable. They take extra precautions to keep the facility clean. I would highly recommend this practice!
Excelent personal attention
Very good except long wait between technician and doctor
They are professional, and answered all my questions
Very punctual and professional.
Everyone was very pleasant and accommodating. Dr Van is quite thorough.
The staff and doctors are very knowledgeable and attentive to the patients needs. I’m very satisfied with the care they provide.
Great care by all staff
I was seen after a very short wait, the persons performing the tests were very pleasant and efficient, and Dr. Van explained my condition and answered all my questions thoroughly.
Hecker Eye Care has the best service and care ever. Front desk staff is very cordial and all assistants are professional and thorough . Dr. Vaughn is great at discussing and addressing concerns. Love them all
Dr.Van is very knowledgeable and is genuinely concerned about her patients. Dr.Van explains what is happening with your eyes and discuss the plan of care with you. Dr.Van is a great doctor.
Dr. Van is just great! She is very thorough and knowledgeable about her specialty. She is also easy to talk with and includes you in the conversation about your care! Hecker Eye Associates is a great grouo! I have been going there for years.
I have been going to Hecker for years and I wouldn't trust my eyes to anyone else. I have been seeing Dr. Van for 2 years and I absolutely love her professional manner, friendliness, knowledge and personality.
Very courteous and thourough staff. Dr. Van is a fine opthamologist.
Every visit is so pleasant. The staff are very patient and kind. The nurses will put you at ease during your visit. The doctors are very well pleasant and have excellent service to their patients.
Very personable and knowledgeable.
Dr. Van is very professional, knowledgeable, yet personable.
Every through and efficient. Staff is always great!!!
Dr. Van and her staff doing outstanding job making it patient feel safe and appreciated
Very thorough exam.
Dr. Hecker came highly recommended by my retna Dr, Dr. Mathews. I was extremely apprehensive about cataract surgery but he assured me Dr Hecker was one of the best in the area. It took a couple of months to get an appointment with her but it was worth the wait. I felt comfortable with her the moment I met her. She explained options for implants, answered my questions and helped me make the best decision for my needs while taking into consideration that I have MD, am a possible candidate for glaucoma and have a stigmatism. I just had my right eye done without any issues whatsoever. My next surgery is scheduled to take place in four weeks. Once the two are complete and have had time to heal, I am confident I will get my close up vision back so I can go back to doing the things I love and have missed since my close up vision went south.