Optometrist Bloomington, MN

Imagine Your World Through New Eyes

Caring, Cutting-Edge, Community-Focused Care

At Chu Vision Institute, our goal is to improve the everyday lives of our patients by allowing them to experience clear, healthy eyes. With a dedication to each individual we treat, Dr. Ralph Chu and his skilled team offer numerous services for every member of your family. Through comfortable, personalized care, we look forward to allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy life in a completely new way with restored vision.

Led by world-renowned ophthalmologist Dr. Ralph Chu, our team is able to treat patients with a wide range of vision conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts, keratoconus, and refractive errors ranging from minor to severe. Our work with laser vision correction and cataract surgeries has gained our practice recognition throughout the state of Minnesota.

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We make it a point to stay ahead of the curve by offering innovative eye care treatments that you can't find anywhere else in Minnesota, such as SMILE, reading vision correction, corneal inlays, and more. Our Bloomington, MN office has also gained recognition for our work with LASIK, PRK, refractive lens exchange, corneal cross-linking, keratoconus treatment, and laser floater removal.

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Our team at Chu Vision Institute comprises the most widely respected ophthalmologists and optometrists in the industry. Led by Dr. Ralph Chu, our team treats patients of all ages and with a wide range of conditions. Each of our eye doctors brings a unique skill set to the table to provide individuals across Southern Minneapolis with the personalized care they need.

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We believe that your eyes tell a story, and we want you to share your story with us. Our team is committed to granting all of our patients with clear sight. We have a passion for adding clarity to the world around you, and we want you to experience life with healthy eyes.

If you live in the suburbs of Southern Minneapolis or any surrounding areas, high-quality eye care is right in your backyard. At Chu Vision Institute, our team sees patients throughout the communities of Bloomington, Eagan, Apple Valley, and Lakeville, MN.


"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 :)"



"I came in for a Lasik consultation and Chu Vision is a well-oiled machine! Very organized and have the process of the exam and consultation down to a T. Everyone I encountered was very friendly! From the young man who checked me in at my vehicle, the exam and all the way to the end when I met with Amy Ray about scheduling and financing for Lasik. Love it and can't wait to put my eyes in your hands and get Lasik (spoiler...I'm an ideal candidate and will for sure be going to Chu Vision Institute)"


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"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!"



"I felt anxious at the pre op screening visit because I didn't understand how long the measuring process would take. Did I not ask enough questions? Did I not understand the explanations of the procedure? I'm not sure. But once I voiced my concern everything was explained to my complete understanding. The facility met or exceeded all the COVID protocols. It was close to home -- easy to access and had free parking. Dr. Chu was approachable and caring. Dr. Heckman was patient, caring and concerned about me as well as making sure Dr. Chu received the specs he needed to perform perfect surgery. THANK YOU!!!!"


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"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."




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Chu Vision Institute

9117 Lyndale Ave S

Bloomington, MN 55420


M-F 7:30am - 4:30pm