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.
What Patients Say
"I now have the 20/20 vision..."
I had cataract surgery done by Dr. Richard Chu and it went extraordinarily well. No discomfort at all after surgery, no complications and I now have the 20/20 vision I have not had for years. He turned what I expected to be a worrying experience into something routine.
George M. -
"Dr. Chu is a truly a miracle worker..."
Dr. Chu. Looks quite young like one of my kids. Do not let that fool you. Dr. Chu is a truly a miracle worker. I’ve been wearing eyewear since they strapped my first pair on at 3 months old. 53 years. Had my first cataract removed yesterday and today, for the first time, I greeted the world without glasses. OMG. This is a game changer. I can see clearly now the cataract is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. One more end of the month and my optometrist is down one customer. Woo who Dr. Richard Chu.
Kevin S. -
"I really loved Dr. Richard Chu..."
I really loved Dr. Richard Chu. He was very friendly, informative, and jovial. Usually, I feel like eye doctors can be grumpy and upset that I’m there and he seemed really excited and happy to be there and doing the work he does. The nurses are pretty nice, too, but I always feel a little shuffled around when getting all those x-rays and tests. The receptionist ladies were pretty much amazing and again, very informative.
Lauren G. -