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LASIK Vision Correction in Fort Worth & Southlake

LASIK is a non-invasive, bladeless surgery that quickly and painlessly corrects refractive error beyond your wildest dreams.  Laser vision correction uses a non-thermal beam of laser light to reshape the clear front window of the eye called the cornea. This reshaping occurs below a thin flap of cornea that is created then put back in place after surgery thus allowing you to see right after the procedure with little discomfort.

At Chu Eye Institute, your LASIK vision clasik surgery southlake txorrection surgery is performed by a fellowship trained corneal surgeon. Dr. Chu uses the latest technology to perform Wavefront guided IntraLASIK - the breakthrough blade-free all-laser procedure, so you can enjoy great vision without the hassles of glasses or contacts the same day as your surgery!

Call us today to set up an appointment in either Fort Worth or Southlake. LASIK surgery and other refractive procedures have been proven safe and effective, and our highly-trained, renowned doctors can determine if any would be effective for your vision needs. To learn more about LASIK and schedule your free consultation.

Am I a candidate for LASIK

If you are between the ages of 18 and 45 and have a stable glasses or contacts prescription, odds are good that you will be able to have LASIK.

The only way to know for sure if LASIK is right for you, and for you to make the best decision, is to learn all the facts and have an eye exam. Which is why Chu Eye Institute offers a free, no-obligation consultation. At this initial consultation we will help you thoroughly understand the LASIK procedure and what it means for you.  We will run tests to check the thickeness and shape of your cornea and discuss some general health guidelines to make sure you are a good candidate.

lasik fort worthWhen you decide you're ready to learn more about LASIK and what it would be like to no longer have to deal with glasses or contacts, please come see us.

What is the LASIK Vision Correction Procedure?

LASIK is a quick, painless out-patient procedure that corrects myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, allowing you to have great vision without glasses or contact lenses. Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) uses a non-thermal beam of laser light to reshape the clear front window of the eye called the cornea. This reshaping occurs below a thin flap of cornea that is created then put back in place after surgery thus allowing you to see right after the procedure with little discomfort.

Dr. Chu uses the latest in bladeless technology. During bladeless LASIK vision correction surgery, a femtosecond laser is used to create a thin flap in the cornea. The cornea is then peeled back and the underlying corneal tissue is reshaped using another laser. After the cornea is reshaped so that it can properly focus light onto the retina, the corneal flap is put back in place and the surgery is complete. LASIK is performed while the patient is under local anesthesia and usually takes about 20 minutes to complete.

lasik wave fort worth txWe create your personalized vision profile

The first step is to perform a wavefront diagnosis using the WaveScan WaveFront System. Your eye is unique—as personal as your fingerprint. The WaveScan WaveFrontSystem creates a 3-D map that provides detailed information of your vision correction requirements to develop a personalized laser vision correction plan.

We create your LASIK flap without blades

Then we use a process called the IntraLase Method to create a thin LASIK flap, precisely personalized just for you, that is folded back in preparation to gently reshape the cornea.

We correct your vision

Lastly, we use a second, ultra-precise “cool” laser to gently reshape your cornea to the desired curvature, based on the digital information from your personalized WaveScan WaveFront map. Then we reposition the LASIK flap, and your procedure is complete. Many of our patients sit up and immediately notice dramatically better vision.

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EYEWORKS Fort Worth

4631 S Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX 76132
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EYEWORKS West 7th

3017 West 7th Street
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Fort Worth, TX 76107
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EYEWORKS Southlake

3105 East Southlake Blvd
Southlake, TX 76092
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FAQ

Why Choose Dr. Chu?

Chu Eye Institute is a leading advanced vision correction facility in the Fort Worth area. Our practice is built on innovation, leadership and passion for perfection in all of the eye surgery procedures we perform. We combine the industry's most sophisticated technology with our renowned surgical expertise to deliver an unmatched level of care and perfection to help you see more clearly and put your life in focus.

Chu Eye Institute is one of the few practices in Fort Worth to feature an advanced fellowship trained corneal specialist and surgeon in the entire Dallas/Fort Worth area.

At Chu Eye Institute, your LASIK cornea surgery is performed by an advanced corneal surgeon. Dr. Richard Chu, DO performs Wavefront Guided Custom IntraLASIK - the breakthrough all-laser LASIK procedure that virtually eliminates most complications associated with LASIK. This is one of the safest alternatives to glasses and contact lenses available.

If you're thinking about any advanced vision correction procedure, consult with Chu Eye Institute to better understand the latest research, technology and results that can lead to a more fulfilling life.

What if I am not a candidate?

There are many factors that determine if you are a good candidate for LASIK surgery. During our thorough evaluation, we measure the curvature and thickness of the cornea as well as evaluate your general ocular health. If we find that you are not a good candidate because you are too near sighted or your cornea is too thin, we may recommend alternative surgeries to LASIK. These alternatives include Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) or an intraocular lens implant.

Similar to LASIK, PRK reshapes the cornea using a "cold" laser but is done in the more superficial layers of the cornea. After removing the outer most layer of the cornea with alcohol, the excimer laser is used to gently remodel the cornea and then the surface is allowed to heal naturally under a bandage contact lens. PRK is best to patients with thin corneas or those with active lifestyles who cannot have a flap. The disadvantages include increased pain during recovery, several days to weeks of blurry vision during recovery, and increased chance of scaring after surgery.

Intraocular lens (ICL) implants are a great alternative if your myopia is outside the FDA approved limits of treatment for LASIK or your cornea is too thin for treatment. ICLs are clear implantable lenses that are surgically placed in the front chamber of the eye just behind the iris. Done under local anesthesia, this outpatient procedure if very quick and painless  and has an immediate improvement in vision. Unlike LASIK this procedure is reversible by safely removing the ICL even years later, but caries the risks involved of being a more invasive surgery inside the eye.

If you aren't a good candidate for LASIK, we will thoroughly explain all your other options that might be available to help you enhance your vision,

Meet the Top Ft. Worth LASIK Surgeon

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Dr. Richard Chu, D.O.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Richard Chu, D.O. is the medical director at Chu Eye Associates. He is a board certified ophthalmologist who has had sub-specialist fellowship training in laser vision correction, cataract, and cornea surgery. He is a national lecturer, and serves in the leadership structure of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons.

Dr. Chu is a native Texan, and graduated from Fort Worth Country Day School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory University. He is proud to come from a family of eye care professionals. His mother Lena Chu, OD and brother, Robert Chu, O.D. have practiced in Fort Worth for over 37 years combined. This family experience has helped him gain a deep appreciation for ocular disease and a compassion for patient care which served him well throughout medical school. He graduated from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007 and was awarded the Marilyn A. Schaffner Award Scholarship for being an outstanding physician.

Dr. Chu completed his Ophthalmology residency at Michigan State University where he served as chief resident. During residency, he was awarded the distinguished Patrick Murray Award in 2010 and was honored to be elected as the national Chair of the Council of Residents and Fellows. He has been involved in many clinical research projects and invited to present to his peers at national meetings. He is published in the field of corneal disease and dry eye. He has served as a clinical instructor for University of Missouri at St. Louis optometric students. Following residency, Dr. Chu completed fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the Pepose Vision Institute in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Chu trained extensively under Jay Pepose, M.D., a pioneer of refractive laser surgery and a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Washington University. Dr. Chu specializes in advanced cataract surgeries, corneal transplantation, and LASIK surgery.

Dr. Chu is delighted to be home in Fort Worth and rejoin his family at Chu Eye Institute.

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  • Ever thought there would be an alternative to LASIK surgery that’s equally convenient but involves fewer complications or risks? Visian ICL is a new alternative procedure, similar to cataract surgery, that allows people with even high myopia or hyperopia the chance to achieve crystal clear vision.
  • Don't qualify for LASIK? Speak to any of our eye doctors at EYEWORKS about a clear lens extraction.
  • Avoid a corneal transplant by consulting with our eye doctors about the PTK procedure.

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