Posted: Sep 10, 2018
One of the best parts of our job is hearing how our patients’ lives are changed by their procedures and their experiences with us. Today, we got to speak with Jessie who has been enjoying her new vision for just about an entire year!
Posted: Sep 07, 2018
As we age, our eyes naturally change and risk for eye disease increases. There are five important (yet simple) things you can do right now that will help your eyes stay healthy at any age.
Posted: Aug 24, 2018
If you live in St. Paul or Minneapolis, you have likely heard of the new ride share scooters that have seemingly appeared overnight in the cities. Bird and Lime are the two companies who have recently landed. These new scooters are exciting and fun, but there are important safety factors to keep in mind before you, or your loved ones, begin driving a scooter.
Posted: Aug 17, 2018
Let’s face it, we have all been there. You just got to your friend’s cabin for a fun weekend getaway when you realize you forgot to pack your contact lens solution! If you didn’t bring your glasses along, you are likely to misuse your contact lenses and put your eyes in danger. When wearing contact lenses, there are five top safety precautions to remember in order to keep your eyes safe and seeing their best.
Posted: Aug 10, 2018
Summer isn’t over yet but getting ready for school is likely on your mind as stores begin to stock school supplies and clothes for cooler weather. Notebooks, pens, a new laptop, dorm room accessories and cool school gear are all likely on your list to prepare for this fall, but the number one item that should be added to your checklist is LASIK! Whether you have been in school for what seems like forever, or if you are just starting college, LASIK can help you get more out of your school year.
Posted: Aug 03, 2018
Do you have trouble seeing clearly at a distance, up close or while reading? If so, you likely have a refractive error. A refractive error is caused when the eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in a blurred image. This is likely due to an issue with the shape of the eye, the cornea, or the lens inside the eye. Refractive errors are extremely common. According to the National Eye Institute over half of all Americans experience a refractive error that can be corrected. LASIK, or other forms of vision correction surgery can improve the most common types of refractive errors including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
Posted: Jul 26, 2018
We love to hear what our patients have to say about their experiences with us and their procedures here through reviews, video testimonials and interviews! Today we got to speak with Carolyn, a Chu Vision Institute patient who had LASIK in 2016. She had some really great insight into how impactful LASIK can be.
Posted: Jul 23, 2018
An FDA clinical trial is a study used to determine the safety and effectiveness of medical devices or medications. FDA Clinical trials are usually performed in phases, each lasting a predetermined amount of time, designed to test different aspects of a medical device or medication such as safety, effectiveness and benefits.
Posted: Jul 13, 2018
You have looked forward to your summer vacation all year long, visiting your family cabin, going camping or watching your friend walk down the aisle at her destination wedding. With summer heating up, now is a great time to consider LASIK so your eyes are ready for all of the fun your summer vacation has to offer.
Posted: Jul 06, 2018
Keratoconus is a condition which affects the cornea (or clear front layer) of the eye. As keratoconus progresses, the cornea begins to bulge into a cone shape causing distorted and blurred vision. Other symptoms of keratoconus include increased light sensitivity and frequent changes in your glasses prescription.
Posted: Jul 03, 2018
July is UV Safety Month and a great time to increase your awareness on how to protect your eyes. There are three types of UV rays - UVA, UVB and UVC. Similar to your skin, your eyes need protection from these harmful rays in order to stay healthy. There are some simple and effective ways you can protect your eyes this summer, and even all year round, as UV ray danger is not confined to the summer months.
Posted: Jun 26, 2018
Cataract surgery can not only allow you to live your best life, but it has been proven to actually help you live longer.
Posted: Jun 18, 2018
LASIK is an investment into your eyes, and your future. The decision to have LASIK is an easy choice, but where to have LASIK might not be. Consider your last major purchase, maybe it was a new home, computer, smartphone or new car. When considering these major purchases you want a more effective product. Quality is worth the investment, and vision correction is no exception.
Posted: Jun 08, 2018
June is Fireworks Safety Month and it’s also the busiest time of year for firework-related injuries. All types of fireworks are dangerous, even seemingly harmless sparklers. Sparklers can reach 3000°f and were responsible for 900 emergency room visits in 2016, according to the fireworks annual report.
Posted: Jun 01, 2018
Spring is in the air! Along with the coming of the wonderful warmer weather, comes the start of wedding season. For those getting married this year, congratulations! Getting married is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. Of course, you want your day to be perfect, but you also want to be able to enjoy every second of it and soak in every detail.
Posted: May 25, 2018
Plenty of reasons exist to quit smoking. Cigarettes are expensive, your teeth and fingers get stained, smoking is highly addictive, and most importantly it is dangerous to your health! Smoking affects every part of your body including your lungs, heart, nervous system, digestive system, and reproductive system. Thought it couldn’t get any worse? Smoking also increases your chances of developing eye related diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy and dry eyes. Continue reading to find out more about the effect smoking has on the health of your eyes!
Posted: May 18, 2018
Our blog Could You Have Cataracts? Can help you understand what a cataract is and some common signs or symptoms of cataracts. If you are a couple of steps ahead, and already know you have cataracts, you might be considering surgery. Cataract surgery can seem scary, but it is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States and can have amazing outcomes! Below are some frequently asked questions to help you decide if cataract surgery is right for you.
Posted: May 11, 2018
On May 19th the Chu Vision Foundation is hosting the 2nd annual See It Forward 5K, a 5K run/walk and kids fun run to raise money in support of their mission to properly diagnose and treat preventable blindness in underserved communities locally and globally. Continue reading to learn more about the Chu Vision Foundation.
Posted: May 04, 2018
We were all beginning to think this day may never come, but spring is finally here and summer is right around the corner! We can now enjoy warm weather, sunny days, and more time outside. Summer is a great time for everyone but especially for teachers. You work hard all year, and summer is a time to step back and take a breather. It is also the perfect time to have LASIK and get the vision you have always wanted!
Posted: Apr 27, 2018
Graduation is such an exciting and important time in your loved one’s life. It is the beginning of the next chapter and the start of their future! Giving your graduate LASIK is giving them a gift that will impact their future. If your graduate plans on traveling the world, continuing their education, or heading into the workforce, LASIK can help!
Posted: Apr 20, 2018
Makeup is part of many women’s every day routine. Without realizing it, your beauty regimen could be putting your eye health in danger. Healthy eyes are pretty eyes, follow the tips below to ensure your eyes stay healthy while wearing your favorite shade!
Posted: Apr 12, 2018
Are you expecting a refund this tax season? If you are, I’m sure you are already planning a thousand ways to spend that money. There are always new trips to be taken, new outfits to buy, and a whole laundry list of items waiting for when you have some extra money. But instead of spending your refund on something with a short lifespan, why not invest your refund into your future. With LASIK, you aren’t just getting clear vision, you are getting an improved quality of life.
Posted: Apr 02, 2018
We want to make sure you are living your best life with clear vision, and while cataracts may not be preventable, understanding cataracts and what causes them is an important step in getting the clear vision you deserve.
Posted: Mar 30, 2018
Did you know most Americans spend about one-third of their lives working? In honor of workplace eye wellness month, and because you spend so much time at work, we are going to give you some tips for keeping your eyes healthy and happy!