Bloomington, MN based Chu Vision Institute recently published an article on LASIK for residents in the Minneapolis area. LASIK refractive surgery is the most popular vision correction procedure in the United States, and the team is pleased to provide this exemplary service to their community. Anyone can learn more about the procedure on the clinic’s website before they get in touch to schedule their next appointment: LASIK Minneapolis.
As the clinic proudly shares, Dr. Ralph Chu was one of the first in the state to perform LASIK and train surgeons across the country. LASIK is FDA-approved and can treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism by carefully altering the shape of the cornea. Due to recent advancements in the LASIK technique, a rising number of adults might be great candidates for this treatment. The procedure is well known for being both safe and permanent, and it offers candidates freedom by having less dependency on- glasses and contacts. LASIK is FDA-approved for anyone aged 18 and older. Provided their eyes are healthy, a patient will find that age is not an obstacle to getting this life-changing treatment.
Thousands of patients have already undergone LASIK with Dr. Chu, enjoying the myriad benefits it offers. Along with eliminating their reliance on glasses and contacts, they experienced a quick, painless procedure that was followed by a relatively short and comfortable period of recovery. Those who still find themselves skeptical of LASIK’s efficacy and safety are welcome to contact the clinic directly to schedule a one-on-one consultation. Here, the team will go over the patient’s health status and assess their candidacy for the procedure, but the patient also has the opportunity to ask as many questions as they wish. Should Dr. Chu recommend that they undergo LASIK, for instance, they may appreciate knowing that such recommendations are supported by thousands of peer-reviewed studies that confirm the procedure delivers on its promises and harbors no unknown risks.
Dr. Chu also advises everyone in the community to get themselves reassessed if they have already been told they are not a suitable candidate for LASIK in the past. The treatment is advancing all the time, and modern refinements mean that a wider range of adults are becoming great candidates. As such, an individual who may not have qualified in the past due to certain reasons may find that LASIK has progressed to the point that their condition is no longer an obstacle.
The article says, “For one thing, patients need to be a minimum of 18 years of age. In addition, it is necessary that the patient has a certain level of corneal thickness. Also, some eye conditions, such as thin corneas or other medical concerns, might impact a person’s eligibility for LASIK; however, other refractive surgeries, such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), may still be an ideal option. You don’t have to wear contact lenses or corrective lenses forever. Contact our office today to learn more and see if refractive surgery is right for you.”
LASIK surgery generally takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and the clinic says the vast majority of patients report feeling no pain at all. The eyes are numbed with special anesthetic eye drops prior to surgery. A lid separator is also used to hold the eyelids open, so it takes virtually no effort on their part. All they have to do is wait for Dr. Chu to complete his work. Most patients may have hazy vision for the following 24 hours or so, but their vision will have a noticeable improvement the day after. The clinic says it will also continue to improve for the next 8-12 weeks.
Dr. Chu and the rest of the team at Chu Vision Institute look forward to helping patients achieve renewed freedom from glasses and contact lenses. Schedule an evaluation for LASIK surgery by contacting the clinic directly. Chu Vision Institute can be reached via phone or email.
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Chu Vision Institute
Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420