- A world-renowned surgeon who is passionate about your patient care
- You’ll meet with Dr. Chu before the surgery day. We don’t fly in surgeons for the day like some practices.
- A leader in the industry, Chu Vision has been selected for more than 100 FDA clinical trials.
- Serving the vision correction needs of the Twin Cities for more than 20 years.
- Featured on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Channel 4 Morning News, CBS, ABC, and more.
- Chu Vision offers the most vision correction technologies in Minnesota to help you see and be your best.
- Dr. Chu was one of the first in MN to perform LASIK and trains surgeons across the country.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is the most popular laser refractive surgery in the vision industry. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world have had this remarkable laser eye surgery and can hardly believe how wonderful their vision is following their procedure. LASIK is FDA-approved and can treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and even astigmatism by carefully altering the shape of the cornea. Some of the best aspects of LASIK eye surgery include that it is remarkably fast and virtually pain-free, and that it offers lasting results.
At Chu Vision Institute, we want everyone to see the world through clear eyes without glasses or contact lenses. We know that sharp vision can have a tremendous effect on daily quality of life. In fact, having the most precise vision possible can optimize everything from performing activities at work to enjoying your hobbies. Schedule an appointment at our office in the Twin Cities to receive a LASIK consultation with an extensively trained eye surgeon and find out if laser vision correction could be the most effective refractive error treatment for you and your eye health.
CANDIDATES FOR LASIK
Due to recent advancements in LASIK technique, a rising number of adults might be great candidates for this treatment. This is great news, and while you might have been told by another eye doctor that LASIK eye surgery wasn’t a good treatment for you, it could be a good idea to look into it again. No one but a skilled ophthalmologist can accurately say whether anyone is a good candidate for laser vision correction. There are, however, a few guidelines that are true for most patients.
For one thing, patients need to be a minimum of 18 years of age. In addition, it is necessary that the patient has a certain level of corneal thickness. Also, some eye conditions, such as thin corneas or other medical concerns, might impact a person’s eligibility for LASIK; however, other refractive surgeries, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), may still be an ideal option. You don’t have to wear contact lenses or corrective lenses forever. Contact our office today to learn more and see if refractive surgery is right for you.
YOUR LASIK PROCEDURE
At Chu Vision Institute, LASIK surgery is an incredibly quick, precise, state-of-the-art laser eye surgery to improve vision. As an added positive, a considerable majority of people don’t experience any pain during their treatment. LASIK eye surgery usually lasts under ten minutes in total.
Prior to beginning the LASIK procedure, the person’s eyes will be fully numbed with special anesthetic eye drops to ensure there is no discomfort. Then, a small, round, speculum device will be put on each eye to hold open the eyelids. People receiving LASIK surgery never feel anything but a slight tension in the eye. Once the eye is secured, Dr. Chu will utilize advanced laser technology to create a microscopically thin corneal flap. He will then carefully fold the thin flap back and use the excimer laser beam to change the shape of the underlying corneal tissue. Once this is done, your eye surgeon will bring the flap back into its proper position. The cornea’s new shape helps light rays focus clearly on the retina. Remarkably, the cornea can heal itself back together without sutures. Most people who receive LASIK eye surgery may notice clear vision within one day.
RESULTS AFTER LASIK
A lot of patients notice sharper vision right after their procedure; however, a great deal of patients may have hazy vision for around one day. For the most part, eyesight is noticeably sharper by the next day, and the outcomes will continue to improve and stabilize throughout the next 8 – 12 weeks. Several patients will have spells of hazy vision, night vision issues, and light sensitivity as they heal and recover; however, these issues are normal and are typically reversed in a few months.
Dr. Chu always asks his patients to come back for a few follow-up visits in order to monitor their healing process. LASIK patients will also have to use prescription and moisturizing eye drops for 2 – 4 weeks following LASIK.
LONG-TERM CLEAR VISION TODAY
Current innovations in LASIK technology are allowing countless people to benefit from laser vision correction. If you have been informed years ago that you weren’t suitable for LASIK, schedule an evaluation at Chu Vision Institute to find out if your eligibility has changed. Patients who aren’t good candidates for LASIK may be qualified for a different vision correction option, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). We are here to give our Minneapolis laser patients their sharpest eyesight yet.
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