ABOUT READING VISION CORRECTION
In our 40s and 50s, we begin to experience the frustrating effects of blurry near vision. Everyday tasks, like sending text messages or reading a menu in a restaurant, can be a struggle, leading to frustration in our daily lives. In these cases, we end up depending more and more on pesky reading glasses to see up-close. At Chu Vision, we offer several options that can help eliminate or reduce your dependency on reading glasses and restore your close vision. Reading vision correction has presented women and men alike with the opportunity to put away their specs, reading and seeing with more ease than ever before. If you've noticed your near vision deteriorating or depend on reading glasses for everyday activities, contact our office in Bloomington, MN and schedule your consultation with world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ralph Chu.
"I had LASIK at Chu Vision last week and couldn’t recommend them highly enough. They provided a great consultation and advised on the best procedure for my eyes. Every detail (large and small) was planned for, and the whole process was very smooth. Best investment I’ve ever made!"- J.M. / Google / Apr 26, 2021
"I had LASIK performed by Dr. Chu and the entire experience was wonderful. All of the staff members were extremely nice and helpful - from the check in person who coordinated my visit to the tech who explained what all of the tests were and why they were needed during my evaluation appointment. Dr. Chu personally has a web call with you a few days before your surgery to ensure you do not have any other questions and are still comfortable with moving forward. The day of the surgery, Dr. Chu checks in with you right before you enter the laser room, performs the surgery himself, and then follows up immediately after by looking at your eyes to ensure everything went well. Chu Institute isn't the cheapest LASIK option, but it is clear why they are viewed as a leader in this field throughout the nation. From the knowledge and professionalism of the staff, to the attention that is received from Dr. Chu himself, to the best and latest technology to ensure the optimal results for your vision, they are worth the little extra. I personally wouldn't want my procedure done through a Groupon on a 10 year old laser system - your eyes are worth more than that."- P.P. / Google / Mar 11, 2021
"I cannot say enough! I got LASIK through Chu Vision and everyone was informative and friendly throughout the entire process. They still answer every question with a smile! 11 out of 10 experience!"- C.F. / Facebook / Feb 11, 2021
"Bare with my lengthy review but if you’re like me, I wanted to know what others true thoughts were and I scoured as many reviews as possible to make sure I was making the best decision for me and my eyes. I am SO, SO thankful for Dr. Chu and Dr. Heckman’s expertise and honesty. I decided it was time to get Lasik and went in for my consultation. From check-in to my latest follow up, everyone at the Chu Vision Institute was friendly, warm, and helpful. Due to some past corneal scarring, Dr. Chu recommended that I get Lasik on one eye and PRK (ASA) on the other. I was extremely nervous about PRK because of the slightly longer recovery time and I really just wanted to wake up and have 20/20 vision like my friends who have had Lasik. The day of my procedure, they made sure I had all my questions and concerns answered before they let me in to have my surgery. That was extremely comforting to me and Dr. Heckman explained why PRK was recommended over Lasik. Simply put, I wouldn’t have had a good outcome if Dr. Chu had performed Lasik on both eyes. Both procedures went well and Dr. Chu confirmed his right decision during the procedure which took all of maybe 10 minutes for both eyes. As instructed, I went home and rested and could literally see 20/20 the next day with my Lasik eye. The PRK eye takes a little longer to heal but can already see better! (I was worried my blurry eye would affect my vision, but it did not). Recovery has been great and will continue to get better in the next few weeks. Now my husband wants to get his eyes done. Chu Vision Institute has exceeded my expectations and I am very happy with my results!"- E.M. / Google / Oct 20, 2020
"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!"- J.T. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
CANDIDATES FOR VISION CORRECTION
If you are over 40 or 50 years of age and have been diagnosed with presbyopia or have to rely on glasses to see up-close, then you may be a wonderful candidate for reading vision correction. This surgery is performed identically to a refractive lens exchange since the lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens. To find out if this treatment is right for you, you will need to attend a consultation with Dr. Chu or a member of his team to receive a comprehensive eye assessment. The type of IOL you receive will be decided during this appointment as well.
Reading vision correction is a surgical procedure designed to reduce or eliminate the need for distance glasses or contact lenses for people over 40. This procedure involves the removal of your natural lens and replacing it with an IOL. The intraocular lens you receive will depend on your unique needs. Some of the options we offer at our Bloomington, MN office are:
- The Crystalens®, an accommodating intraocular lens (IOL), is designed to correct a wider range of vision issues following cataract surgery.
- The Trulign® lens has an additional benefit of correcting astigmatism, as well as correcting vision at all distances.
- The AcrySof® ReSTOR® multifocal IOL is designed to help patients see in multiple ranges of vision (from up-close to far away) following cataract surgery.
RESULTS AFTER YOUR IMPLANT SURGERY
After your surgery, you will need to return to our office in Bloomington, MN for at least one checkup. As your eyes begin to heal and recover, you will notice a stark improvement in your ability to see up-close and read without glasses. Following your procedure, Dr. Chu or a member of his team may prescribe anti-inflammatory eye drops to reduce your chance of developing an infection. You may notice some mild discomfort as you heal, but this sensation will diminish on its own after several days.
READING MADE EASY
Just because age-related vision loss is natural and expected doesn't mean you have to deal with the repercussions. At Chu Vision Institute, our highly skilled team of eye doctors is thrilled to offer revolutionary care to men and women aged 40 and over who have grown tired of relying on reading glasses to see up-close. Reach out to our team in Bloomington, MN to find out if reading vision correction is the right choice for you.
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