Jessica Heckman, O.D.


Dr. Jessica Heckman is a board-certified optometry specialist with a special interest in managing eye diseases and extensive experience providing full-scope patient care. At Chu Vision Institute, she works closely with cataract and refractive surgery patients to provide effective pre- and post-operative care. She also oversees Chu Vision Institute's in-house residency program through Pacific University College of Optometry, serving as an instructor for ophthalmic technician students and optometric externs. Dr. Heckman has assisted with more than 20 clinical research trials at Chu Vision Institute and has lectured both locally and across the country.

Education and Training

Dr. Heckman earned her Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN before obtaining her doctorate of optometry (O.D.) and graduating with honors from the Pacific University College of Optometry. Afterward, she joined Chu Vision Institute in 2010. Dr. Heckman is proud to be able to use her talents and expertise to provide exceptional care for patients in her home state of Minnesota.


"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 :)"



"My experience with everyone at Chu Vision (cataract removal and lens implant) was nothing less than the absolute best care that I've had in a very long time, so professional, friendly and caring! My eyesight has not been this good in ages and it practically happened over night. Dr. Chu and his team are the best!!"



"Dr. Chu has created an environment for his employees to thrive. By continually being a role model and exercising positive word choice, it is evident that he and his staff are genuinely excited and happy for the outcomes of their patients. I have been in eye care for 15 years and would be honored to be a team member in an office like Chu Vision. I could not recommend a better institution to have lasik at- in fact, I have told multiple patients of mine that I would not go anywhere else and would not trust anyone but Dr. Chu with my eyes. Thank you!"


Office Visit

"My vision correction is experience at the Chu Vision Institute couldn’t have been better. Though their pre screen process Dr. Chu and his staff take extreme care to ensure you and your eyes are a good fit for laser correction surgery. Once it is was determined that LASIK was the best option for me, Dr. Chu’s awesome staff was on point getting me ready for my procedure. Dr. Chu even did a video call with me a couple of days before the procedure to answer any additional questions I had and to describe the procedure itself. The day after my LASIK procedure I was seeing 20/15 in both eyes !! The only regret I have is that I waited so long to get my eyes fixed. The Chu Vision Institute gave me my vision back and I am super grateful! Thank you all for taking such good care of me and my eyes. Best, Todd-"



"I’m so impressed with Chu Vision!! Everything inside is totally sanitized and they have a state of the art filtration system. I have never felt safer! It’s so clean, you could eat off the floor. The entire staff is incredible! Everyone is so friendly, welcoming and professional. I have been going to Chu Vision for the past 10 years and I will never go anywhere else. Thank you for your wonderful service!"



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