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.


"Today after years of waiting to get LASIK I took the leap. Terrified as I was, all of the wonderful staff was amazing and kind. Dr. Chu talked me through the whole procedure, which is honestly an outstanding experience. I could not recommend Chu Vision Institute any higher! Perfect 10 :)"



"I had LASIK at Chu Vision last week and couldn’t recommend them highly enough. They provided a great consultation and advised on the best procedure for my eyes. Every detail (large and small) was planned for, and the whole process was very smooth. Best investment I’ve ever made!"



"I had LASIK performed by Dr. Chu and the entire experience was wonderful. All of the staff members were extremely nice and helpful - from the check in person who coordinated my visit to the tech who explained what all of the tests were and why they were needed during my evaluation appointment. Dr. Chu personally has a web call with you a few days before your surgery to ensure you do not have any other questions and are still comfortable with moving forward. The day of the surgery, Dr. Chu checks in with you right before you enter the laser room, performs the surgery himself, and then follows up immediately after by looking at your eyes to ensure everything went well. Chu Institute isn't the cheapest LASIK option, but it is clear why they are viewed as a leader in this field throughout the nation. From the knowledge and professionalism of the staff, to the attention that is received from Dr. Chu himself, to the best and latest technology to ensure the optimal results for your vision, they are worth the little extra. I personally wouldn't want my procedure done through a Groupon on a 10 year old laser system - your eyes are worth more than that."



"I cannot say enough! I got LASIK through Chu Vision and everyone was informative and friendly throughout the entire process. They still answer every question with a smile! 11 out of 10 experience!"



"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!"




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Chu Vision Institute

9117 Lyndale Ave S

Bloomington, MN 55420


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