Caring, Cutting-Edge, Community-Focused Care for Minnesotans

At Chu Vision Institute, our goal is to transform the lives of our patients through modern vision correction. Dr. Ralph Chu and our skilled team of doctors offer advanced vision correction procedures for patients aged 18-80 and beyond. Through our personalized approach, we look forward to helping you enjoy life in the True North with the vision you deserve.

Led by world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ralph Chu, Chu Vision Institute offers more FDA-approved vision correction procedures than anyone else in Minnesota. Patients routinely travel to Chu Vision Institute from around the country, seeking our doctors for the latest advances in vision correction, modern cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment, keratoconus, and more.

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Our Services

Patients trust us to stay ahead of the curve by offering innovative eye care treatments you won’t find elsewhere in the Twin Cities. Technological advancements such as SMILE, reading vision correction procedures, and the EVO ICL lens are all available under one roof, right here at Chu Vision Institute. 

At your complimentary consultation, you will discover more FDA-approved vision correction procedures than anywhere else in the area, and our doctors will recommend a specific treatment plan for your unique eyes. 


    A highly popular laser eye procedure that has gained worldwide recognition for the life-changing results it has produced for millions of adults during the last two decades.

  • Advanced Custom Cataract Procedures

    Including traditional & refractive cataract surgery with multifocal technology that corrects presbyopia (over-40 vision) and can eliminate the constant dependence on readers and bifocals.


    An implantable contact lens procedure is a great choice for patients who are not candidates for LASIK or simply want another option. Biocompatible, reversible, and designed to work in harmony with the eye’s natural lens.

  • Custom Lens Replacement (RLE)

    For anyone frustrated with reading glasses and bifocals, this procedure is designed to reduce and even eliminate dependence on glasses, restore vision at multiple distances and prevent cataracts.

  • PRK

    The first laser eye surgery, designed to address and correct refractive error.


    This innovative one-step laser vision correction procedure has patients back to workouts, swimming and even wearing eye makeup within 24 hours.

Our Doctors

At Chu Vision Institute, our team of doctors work together and alongside your optometrist to help you enjoy the crisp, clear vision you deserve. Led by Dr. Ralph Chu, our doctors will create a customized treatment plan designed for your unique eyes, hobbies, career, and life goals.

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Jessica Heckman, O.D.


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Abby Bunnell, O.D.


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Your Eyes, Your Story

Our eyes affect how we experience the story of our lives, from the smallest details to the way we see the entire world around us. We want to help you write your own story, on your own terms, with the freedom to see and experience everything you want. 

Find out more about how we help patients – from across the street to across the world – write (and sometimes re-write) their own stories through better vision.


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