Our Approach To Vision Correction.

To help you see better, we first take the time to look at life from your perspective. Only then can we connect you to those leading-edge technologies and procedures that best fit your world today and where you see yourself tomorrow. Sound like an experience worth looking forward to? We think so, too.

Y. Ralph Chu, M.D.

Founder and medical director of Chu Vision Institute and Chu Surgery Center. Recognized international leader in refractive and cataract surgery. Fellowship-trained corneal specialist focused on changing lives (yours included). As an expert in his field, Dr. Chu is a recognized leader in refractive and cataract procedures. At his state-of-the-art facility, he provides the highest level of advanced vision care for all of his patients. View Dr. Chu's comprehensive bio to learn more about his vast qualifications, training, and provided services.

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Vision Correction For All

Chu Vision Institute attracts patients from all over the Twin Cities metro seeking the best in eye care and corrective vision surgery. Whether you’re from Minneapolis, St. Paul, Bloomington, or beyond — Chu Vision Institute is committed to employing the latest corrective vision surgery techniques and providing the highest quality patient care.

Our Optometrists

Chu Vision Institute is the embodiment of Dr. Ralph Chu’s passion for providing an unforgettable patient experience while furthering the practice of ophthalmology. Learn more about the people committed to living out his mission — to preserve and improve vision.

Jessica Heckman, O.D.

Dr. Jessica Heckman specializes in the care of a variety of eye health issues ranging from glaucoma to refractive surgery patients. No matter what issue the patient is experiencing, Dr. Heckman leverages her passion and education to provide patients with the highest quality of care. She takes the time to guide each patient through their options and takes into account each patient's lifestyle and vision requirements to formulate a customized plan.

Jessica Heckman, O.D.

Erin Carlson, O.D.

As an exceptionally experienced doctor of optometry, Dr. Erin Carlson proudly brings her refined skills and expertise to Chu Vision Institute. She is dedicated to meeting the vision needs of families in and around the Bloomington, MN community with personalized, compassionate care. Find out more about Dr. Carlson’s specialized education and training, upon which she draws to deliver quality of life improvements to the patients she is privileged to treat.

Erin Carlson, O.D.

Our Team

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Our Eye Surgery Center

State-of-the-art technology. Contemporary, comforting interior. Conveniently located for minimal interruption of daily activities. Chu Vision Institute represents the new standard in outpatient surgical services and personalized patient care.

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Our Foundation

When you see the transformative power of clear vision firsthand, you want to share it with the world. Thanks to your generosity, Chu Vision Foundation is able to deliver on its vision around the globe.

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Chu Visiojn Foundation

Refractive Surgery Council Vewrified

Chu Vision Institute is proud to be part of the RSC Verified program. The seal reflects our commitment to providing you with the information you need to make the right decisions for your vision correction. The RSC Verified seal also represents a promise and a standard for information that is unbiased and based on the latest science. Information you read with the RSC Verified seal has been developed under the guidance of the Refractive Surgery Council and meets the highest standard for quality and accuracy. Information with the RSC Verified seal will ensure you have the information you need to make an informed decision about your vision correction options.


Our Awards and Recognitions

Patients aren't the only ones with good things to say about us. Check out what those in our local and professional communities see in Chu Vision Institute.

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Chu Vision Awards

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