Real Patient Ted Shares his Story of Cataract Surgery with the Light Adjustable Lens at Chu Vision in Minneapolis

Ted waited four years for the right technology to come along to correct his vision after cataract surgery! Dr. Chu and his team take into account the best option for each patient’s unique needs. He wants everyone to wake up every day seeing their best.

Ted opted for the Light Adjustable Lens for his cataract surgery and it has made a world of difference in his golf game, tennis game, driving experience, just everyday life! It’s just “easier” when you can see the world clearly!

With Standard Cataract Surgery, our team takes detailed measurements to best calculate the right prescription for your new lens. These calculations cannot account for the way your eye heals. With the Light Adjustable Lens, the team makes those same measurements, and then once your eye is healed, Dr. Chu and his team can use a special UV light to make small adjustments to the prescription so you can see even better!

Watch Ted talk about his experience with this life-changing procedure:



My name is Ted Taney, and I underwent the light adjustable lens procedure. It was an amazing experience; the procedure was easy, simple, and the results were incredible. I have a beautiful wife and three amazing daughters. Professionally, I work as a financial adviser. I love to golf, play tennis, and be active. I also enjoy going to movies, concerts, and sporting events, engaging in a variety of special activities.

It reached a point where, when I played golf, I couldn’t see the ball. If I hit it 150 yards away, I lost sight of it. Only if someone complimented my shot would I know to walk straight ahead; otherwise, I had to guess whether to walk right or left, knowing I hadn’t hit it down the middle. It was as if a film covered my eyes, or when playing tennis, I couldn’t see the ball quickly enough; it seemed to get on top of me too fast.

Dr. Chu, who had been my neighbor for 15 years and boasts an excellent reputation, advised me against rushing into cataract surgery due to my cornea’s shape. He preferred to wait for advancing technology that would better suit my needs and promised to keep me informed. True to his word, he contacted me less than a year ago with a promising option. The call felt like a game-changer and a life-changer, significantly boosting my trust in him. After the surgery, it was as if I had a new HD TV. The autumn trees looked incredibly vibrant, and my golf game improved dramatically due to the clarity of vision.

The testing process was thorough, and I got to know the team well. Despite the complexity of the surgery due to my cornea situation, which initially made me nervous, Dr. Heckman and the team provided excellent support, easing my concerns. I had worried about still needing glasses after the surgery, but fortunately, I only need them for close-up work.

Dr. Chu recommended the light adjustable lens as a state-of-the-art solution perfectly suited for me. Receiving information about the procedure was exciting, and the entire process alleviated my anxiety. Waking up from surgery to Dr. Chu reassuring me of its success was profoundly comforting. The initial blurriness was part of the recovery, but within days, the improvement was remarkable, leading to 20/20 vision.

Everyday life, from watching TV to driving, became clearer and brighter. It’s easy to take such improvements for granted, but they significantly enhance quality of life. I wholeheartedly recommend Chu Vision to anyone considering similar surgery. Recommending them comes with confidence in their exceptional service.

In summary, the light adjustable lens procedure has been transformative for me, eliminating the eye strain and fatigue I previously experienced. I am grateful to Dr. Chu and his team for their professionalism and care, making me feel like part of a family. Their dedication is a testament to the quality of service provided, and I cannot recommend Chu Vision highly enough.


Dr. Ralph Chu LASIK surgeon Minneapolis Ophthalmologists

Board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Ralph Chu is a fellowship-trained corneal specialist and a nationally recognized leader in refractive and cataract procedures. His specialty areas include cataract, LASIK, cornea, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries for patients in the Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Twin Cities areas.

Posted on February 22, 2024

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