Does it feel like your arms just aren’t long enough to read a magazine or see the numbers on your cell phone? Are you finding yourself dependent on reading glasses? We’ve all seen the scenario: A table of people at a restaurant passing around a pair of reading glasses so that everyone has an opportunity to read their menu.

A new procedure may be able to rid you of the hassle of reading glasses once and for all.  One of the nation’s leading ophthalmologists, right here in our backyard, is participating in a clinical trial to do just that.

Founder and Medical Director of Chu Vision Institute, Dr. Y. Ralph Chu was selected as one of three doctors in the country — the first in Minnesota — to participate in a research trial evaluating a new corneal inlay.  The inlay is implanted with just one 15-minute procedure, and is designed to improve near vision and reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses after cataract surgery.


Dr. Chu is recognized as an international leader in refractive and cataract surgery.  With more than 50 clinical evaluations or FDA clinical trials to his credit, Dr. Chu has lectured and taught physicians on nearly every continent including Asia, Australia and Europe and is a much sought after speaker, both nationally and internationally. 

Dr. Chu takes pride in greeting every patient with a personal approach, insisting that Chu Vision stands for “a different model of health care” where Dr. Chu and his staff truly partner with patients.

If your near vision isn’t quite what it used to be before cataract surgery, this study may be right for you.  To learn more, click here, call 952-835-1235 or email