About Us

From our state-of-the-art clinic and surgery center to our team of physicians and staff who seek to provide the best LASIK and vision correction procedures possible, Chu Vision has the expertise and experience, coupled with a great bedside manner to make your experience a positive one. Experience the life-transforming potential of vision correction.

Founded in October 1999, we believe what we do changes lives. To help you see better, we first take the time to look at life from your perspective in order to connect you to leading-edge technologies and procedures that best fit your world today.

Chu Vision Institute

Chu Vision Facility exterior

Our eye care team at Chu Vision Institute is thrilled to provide comprehensive vision services to patients and their families throughout the Minneapolis Metropolitan area, including Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina, Eagan, Apple Valley, and Lakeville, MN. Our welcoming office features many amenities, including ample comfortable seating, veteran and handicap-accessible parking, free guest Wi-Fi, a number of private treatment rooms, wheelchair accessibility, and an on-site surgical center and laser suite where our more advanced procedures are carried out. Once you arrive, you will be greeted by a member of our team who will help you check in.

Our operating rooms are accredited by the ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care), which means Dr. Chu and his team are able to perform comprehensive surgical treatments while maintaining the highest standards in safety, cleanliness, and sterilization. In our surgery center, we house the most cutting-edge lasers and devices available in the eye care field. Our office also features a clean, quiet recovery area where patients will be taken and cared for following an operation.

Chu Surgery Center

Chu Surgery Center is an accredited, Medicare deemed status, ambulatory surgery center conveniently located adjacent to Chu Vision Institute. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and premier patient care, Chu Surgery Center represents the new standard in outpatient surgical services and personalized care.

SERVICES OFFERED

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Ralph Chu LASIK surgeon Minneapolis Ophthalmologists

Y. RALPH CHU, M.D.

Jessica Heckman, O.D.

JESSICA HECKMAN, O.D.

erin carlson o.d.

ERIN CARLSON, O.D.

Abby Bunnell, O.D.

ABBY BUNNELL, O.D.

Hosam Hassan O.D.

HOSAM HASSAN, O.D.

Our Team

JODI CHU – CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER

As Chief Business Officer, Jodi oversees the strategic planning, business development, marketing, budgeting, and financial management of our office. In her role, Jodi works closely with the rest of our management team to ensure that all areas of the company are operating efficiently and effectively. With several years of experience under her belt in finance and business management, Jodi is a key figure at our office.


Chief Business Officer
952-835-1235 phone
952-224-0391 fax
[email protected]

TAHNEE GEYEN – RN, CLINIC MANAGER

As our office’s Clinic Manager, Tahnee is responsible for overseeing many of our office’s day-to-day operations and ensuring that our patients have a wonderful, seamless experience. A trained registered nurse, Tahnee is able to utilize her medical expertise to help expertly run Chu Vision Institute and provide guidance to our patients and staff members alike.


Clinic Manager
952-835-1235 phone
952-224-0391 fax
[email protected]

CARRIE JACOBS – COE, CPSS, OCS, EXEC VP OF OPERATIONS

Carrie serves as the Vice President of Operations for all of Chu Vision Institute. In her role as our executive, Carrie oversees a number of the internal operations that help to keep our practice at the top. Carrie is a highly skilled organizer and planner, and she always conducts herself in a professional manner. With many certifications and skills under her belt, she is among the most qualified individuals in her field.


Exec. VP of Operations, Chu Vision Institute
Administrator, Chu Surgery Center Secretary
Secretary, Chu Vision Foundation
952-835-1235 phone
952-835-1092 fax
[email protected]

NIC JACOBS – MA, COT, CRC, OSA, VP OF CLINICAL RESEARCH

In his role as vice president of clinical research, Nic ensures that our office is always ahead of the curve of the latest enhancements and advancements in the field of vision. This allows our office to provide the most up-to-date services and learn new, effective techniques that generate life-changing visual outcomes. Nic is highly qualified and boasts a number of certifications.


VP of Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs
952-835-1235 phone
952-835-4768 fax
[email protected]

KATHY SANDVEN – PROFESSIONAL RELATIONS

As a professional relations and business development specialist, Kathy serves as the liaison between our office and the general public. Along with the rest of our team, she works hard to ensure that our Bloomington, MN office maintains its incredibly high reputation among our community. Kathy loves introducing new patients to our welcoming eye care center and building brand recognition.


Professional Relations
952-835-1235 phone
952.835.0534 fax
[email protected]

JAY STARK – CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

As chief technology officer of our state-of-the-art office, Jay is a valuable member of our team. He is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of our facility, ensuring that our devices work safely and effectively to provide optimal results to our patients. He is highly trained and has an impressive and diverse technological background.


Chief Technology Officer
952-835-1235 phone
952-835-0534 fax
[email protected]

SHARI WEST – CPSS, PATIENT CARE SPECIALIST

When it comes to providing you with the best possible patient experience, Shari knows exactly what to do and consistently rises to the occasion. At Chu Vision Institute, Shari works closely with clients of all ages to schedule appointments, offer valuable education, and ensure that they know exactly what to expect throughout their eye care journey at our Bloomington, MN facility. Shari values each of the relationships she has built with our patients and looks forward to continuing to optimize their eye care treatment.


Patient Care Counselor
952-835-1235 phone
952-835-0534 fax
[email protected]

JUDY WHATTON – OCS, BILLING SPECIALIST

As our resident billing specialist, Judy communicates with your insurance company to get the most out of your plan and schedules payments in accordance with your budget. She believes that providing exceptional services without creating financial strain is essential to an individual’s overall experience and allows people to receive the care that they need, regardless of their income. At Chu Vision Institute, Judy is the go-to person to ask about medical financing and payment plans.


Billing Specialist
952-835-1235 phone
952-835-0534 fax
[email protected]

Schedule your life-changing experience now!

See if you are a Vision Correction candidate.

Find out if a vision correction procedure is for you right now.