Chu Vision Institute Publishes Article On SMILE Vision Correction in Minneapolis

Published March 16, 2023
Bloomington, Minnesota -

Bloomington, Minnesota based Chu Vision Institute has released an article that delves into SMILE eye surgery. Chu Vision Institute is committed to the goal of transforming the lives of their patients through modern vision correction procedures. Those who want to learn more about the procedure should visit the following link: SMILE Vision Correction Minneapolis.

Chu Vision Institute explains that SMILE is the latest FDA-approved laser vision technology for both nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. SMILE is a minimally invasive, comfortable, blade-free procedure that does not require the creation of a ‘flap’ as is made during LASIK.

According to the clinic, SMILE laser eye surgery is great for patients who are dealing nearsightedness or astigmatism. Carrie Jacobs from Chu Vision Institute says, “For medical reasons, if you did not qualify for LASIK or PRK procedures, you might be able to benefit from SMILE instead. When you meet with Dr. Chu for your consultation, he will assess the overall health of your eyes and determine which laser vision correction surgery is right for your needs. If LASIK surgery or PRK are ruled out, SMILE could be an excellent alternative. Patients should be at least 18 years old with a stable eyeglass prescription.”

The procedure is very straightforward. After the patients’ eyes have been numbed with drops, the VisuMax femtosecond laser is used by Dr Chu to create a thin, microscopic disc of corneal tissue called a lenticule that rests right beneath the surface of the cornea. The lenticule of corneal tissue is then removed through a small opening, eliminating the need for a LASIK flap. SMILE is not performed on the surface of the eye, and there is no corneal flap, which means that the patients’ recovery time is often quicker than that of LASIK eye surgery or PRK.

As Chu Vision Institute explains, one of the best benefits about undergoing the SMILE procedure is that the patients’ vision often recovers very quickly after the surgery. In fact, the whole surgery takes about 10 minutes, and the majority of SMILE patients can resume their daily activities without any recovery time or interference (typically within 24 hours). SMILE is permanent, meaning that only a single procedure is needed to restore the patient’s vision to its full potential.

Chu Vision Institute states that they only utilize leading-edge equipment and the most advanced technology in all their procedures. The SMILE technology is based on the most recent SMILE FDA clearance from 2018, which permits the treatment of both astigmatism and nearsightedness (or myopia.) These innovative techniques expand the optical zones while also resisting the body’s inclination to regress the treatment.

Dr. Ralph Chu also holds the distinction of being the first and only eye surgeon to perform the SMILE vision procedure in Minnesota. He is a leader and a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology and has paved the way in the usage of many of the modern vision correction procedures in Minnesota. He has also been featured as an expert in ophthalmology on local and national TV interviews. Patients meet with Dr. Chu before, during and after their procedures, and they can expect caring, high quality treatment and service from every member of the staff at Chu Vision Institute.

Those who want to learn more about SMILE vision correction or the many other procedures offered by Chu Vision Institute should visit the center’s website for more information. Interested parties are encouraged to directly get in touch with Chu Vision, either via phone or email, about any questions or concerns.


For more information about Chu Vision Institute, contact the company here:

Chu Vision Institute
Carrie Jacobs
(952) 230-6200
Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420

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