Optometrist Bloomington, MN

Imagine Your World Through New Eyes

Caring, Cutting-Edge, Community-Focused Care

At Chu Vision Institute, our goal is to improve the everyday lives of our patients by allowing them to experience clear, healthy eyes. With a dedication to each individual we treat, Dr. Ralph Chu and his skilled team offer numerous services for every member of your family. Through comfortable, personalized care, we look forward to allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy life in a completely new way with restored vision.

Led by world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ralph Chu, our team is able to treat patients with a wide range of vision conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, and refractive errors ranging from minor to severe. Our work with laser vision correction and cataract surgeries has gained our practice recognition throughout the state of Minnesota.

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We make it a point to stay ahead of the curve by offering innovative eye care treatments that you can't find anywhere else in Minnesota, such as SMILE, reading vision correction, corneal inlays, and more. Our Bloomington, MN office has also gained recognition for our work with LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange, corneal cross-linking, keratoconus treatment, and laser floater removal.

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Our team at Chu Vision Institute comprises the most widely respected ophthalmologists and optometrists in the industry. Led by Dr. Ralph Chu, our team treats patients of all ages and with a wide range of conditions. Each of our eye doctors brings a unique skill set to the table to provide individuals across Southern Minneapolis with the personalized care they need.

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We believe that your eyes tell a story, and we want you to share your story with us. Our team is committed to granting all of our patients with clear sight. We have a passion for adding clarity to the world around you, and we want you to experience life with healthy eyes.

If you live in the suburbs of Southern Minneapolis or any surrounding areas, high-quality eye care is right in your backyard. At Chu Vision Institute, our team sees patients throughout the communities of Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, and Lakeville, MN.


"Exceptional. I felt like family as soon as I walked through the front door. Staff was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and my LASIK procedure went flawlessly. Like most folks, I did extensive research for months before my consult (word of mouth and online) I highly recommend Chu Vision for your procedure."



"Bare with my lengthy review but if you’re like me, I wanted to know what others true thoughts were and I scoured as many reviews as possible to make sure I was making the best decision for me and my eyes. I am SO, SO thankful for Dr. Chu and Dr. Heckman’s expertise and honesty. I decided it was time to get Lasik and went in for my consultation. From check-in to my latest follow up, everyone at the Chu Vision Institute was friendly, warm, and helpful. Due to some past corneal scarring, Dr. Chu recommended that I get Lasik on one eye and PRK (ASA) on the other. I was extremely nervous about PRK because of the slightly longer recovery time and I really just wanted to wake up and have 20/20 vision like my friends who have had Lasik. The day of my procedure, they made sure I had all my questions and concerns answered before they let me in to have my surgery. That was extremely comforting to me and Dr. Heckman explained why PRK was recommended over Lasik. Simply put, I wouldn’t have had a good outcome if Dr. Chu had performed Lasik on both eyes. Both procedures went well and Dr. Chu confirmed his right decision during the procedure which took all of maybe 10 minutes for both eyes. As instructed, I went home and rested and could literally see 20/20 the next day with my Lasik eye. The PRK eye takes a little longer to heal but can already see better! (I was worried my blurry eye would affect my vision, but it did not). Recovery has been great and will continue to get better in the next few weeks. Now my husband wants to get his eyes done. Chu Vision Institute has exceeded my expectations and I am very happy with my results!"



"I had cataracts removed from both eyes. Dr. Chu and his staff were wonderful to work with. From the exam to the surgical procedure and recovery, everyone was very professional and pleasant . I had a perfect outcome and would highly recommend the Chu vision Clinic."



"I’ve been going to Chu vision for about three years now and and I’ve had excellent service each and every time. They follow me yearly for my dry eye condition. They are extremely thorough and take the time to answer all my questions. Highly recommend them."



"I want to thank everyone at Chu Vision for the remarkable care we received recently.  The clinic has an immaculate protocol to prevent Covid exposure for all of its patients.  One might think that all the masks would prevent a warm, caring environment but not at Chu Vision!  To a person, everyone was warm and welcoming.  Dr. Chu was terrific and extremely thorough.  The clinic was able to assess my husband’s acute vision change using a remarkable variety of tests and tools.  What would have taken weeks at another clinic took only hours at Chu Vision.  We won’t ever go anywhere else.  Thank you so very much!"




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Chu Vision Institute

9117 Lyndale Ave S

Bloomington, MN 55420


M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm