What Vision Problems Can LASIK Actually Fix?

Posted: Aug 03, 2018
Refractive error

Do you have trouble seeing clearly at a distance, up close or while reading? If so, you likely have a refractive error. A refractive error is caused when the eye does not bend light correctly, resulting in a blurred image. This is likely due to an issue with the shape of the eye, the cornea, or the lens inside the eye. Refractive errors are extremely common. According to the National Eye Institute over half of all Americans experience a refractive error that can be corrected. LASIK, or other forms of vision correction surgery can improve the most common types of refractive errors including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.


LASIK Experience: Carolyn's Perspective

Posted: Jul 26, 2018

We love to hear what our patients have to say about their experiences with us and their procedures here through reviews, video testimonials and interviews! Today we got to speak with Carolyn, a Chu Vision Institute patient who had LASIK in 2016. She had some really great insight into how impactful LASIK can be.


5 Reasons to Participate in a Clinical Trial Today

Posted: Jul 23, 2018
Clinical Trials

An FDA clinical trial is a study used to determine the safety and effectiveness of medical devices or medications. FDA Clinical trials are usually performed in phases, each lasting a predetermined amount of time, designed to test different aspects of a medical device or medication such as safety, effectiveness and benefits.


Make the Most Out of Your Summer Vacation with LASIK

Posted: Jul 13, 2018

You have looked forward to your summer vacation all year long, visiting your family cabin, going camping or watching your friend walk down the aisle at her destination wedding. With summer heating up, now is a great time to consider LASIK so your eyes are ready for all of the fun your summer vacation has to offer.


Keratoconus: A Progressive and Sight Threatening Disease

Posted: Jul 06, 2018

Keratoconus is a condition which affects the cornea (or clear front layer) of the eye. As keratoconus progresses, the cornea begins to bulge into a cone shape causing distorted and blurred vision. Other symptoms of keratoconus include increased light sensitivity and frequent changes in your glasses prescription.