The Chu Vision Institute Procedures
Today, many different options exist to help the majority of people who wear glasses or contact lenses reduce or eliminate their dependence on their corrective lenses. Vision correction surgery modifies the cornea and/or the lens in order to focus light on the back of the eye without the need for corrective lenses.
Chu Vision Institute is not only unique with its commitment to offering leading-edge technologies but also strives to deliver comprehensive patient education. The patient is empowered to make the best choice to improve their vision and transform their lives.
LASIK was introduced in the early 1990’s and today is the most popular vision correction procedure for correcting refractive errors. In 1998 the FDA approved advancements in LASIK using the excimer laser for treating nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, by reshaping the cornea with laser’s ultraviolet light.
The IntraLase™ Method (also called iLASIK) is a blade-free approach to creating your corneal flap, the thin flap of tissue that the doctor folds back in order to perform your LASIK procedure.
Advanced Surface Ablation (ASA), also called PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratectomy), is the process of using the excimer laser to reshape the cornea so light is focused naturally on the retina.
Are you having trouble reading up close? It seems to happen overnight. You suddenly can’t read a menu, see your alarm clock or review the scores on your golf card.
Phakic Lens Implants
Phakic lens implants can be a solution for patients who are unable to have LASIK due to a high prescription, history of dry eye, large pupils, or thin corneas.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive lens exchange (also known as Clear Lens Exchange or Refractive Lens Replacement) is a surgical procedure designed to reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses or contact lenses for people over 40…
Limbal Relaxing Incisions
Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) is a surgical procedure performed to help correct astigmatism. With astigmatism, the cornea is shaped more like a football than a basketball.