Chu Vision Institute Offers Permanent Solution to Progressive Lenses Frustrations

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Progressive lenses, while popular, are increasingly recognized for their limitations and the frustrations they can cause for wearers. Chu Vision Institute is addressing these issues with a groundbreaking solution: Custom Lens Replacement (CLR). This advanced procedure promises to eliminate the common drawbacks associated with progressive lenses, offering patients clearer, more stable vision. Chu Vision discusses progressive lenses and CLR in a new article titled “8 Reasons You Should Get Rid of Your Progressive Lenses”, which can be found on the Institute’s website here:

Progressive lenses, also known as multifocal lenses, were designed to help individuals see at multiple distances without needing multiple pairs of glasses. However, many users report significant downsides. The adjustment period required to adapt to progressive lenses often results in discomfort, dizziness, and headaches. Users have to learn to look through different sections of the lenses for various distances, which can be disorienting and inconvenient.

In addition to the challenging adjustment period, progressive lenses are typically more expensive than single vision lenses due to their advanced design. This higher cost can be prohibitive for many individuals, particularly those without adequate insurance coverage. Moreover, progressive lenses can significantly reduce peripheral vision. This limitation is particularly problematic when driving or navigating unfamiliar environments, posing potential safety risks.

Visual distortions are another common issue with progressive lenses. These distortions, especially in the peripheral areas of the lenses, can make tasks requiring precise visual acuity challenging, such as stepping up curbs or climbing stairs. The increased glare from progressive lenses, particularly in bright lighting conditions, further impairs visibility and comfort, especially during outdoor activities or while driving.

Furthermore, not all frame styles are suitable for progressive lenses, limiting the options available to users. Frames that are too small or have specific shapes may not accommodate the full range of vision that progressive lenses provide. To function effectively, progressive lenses require precise fitting, and any misalignment can lead to poor vision quality and increased discomfort.

The challenges of progressive lenses are compounded by the potential for motion sickness or a sense of disorientation due to the different optical powers in various parts of the lens. This issue is especially pronounced during the initial adjustment period. Given these significant drawbacks, many individuals are seeking alternatives that offer a more seamless and comfortable vision correction experience.

Chu Vision Institute's Custom Lens Replacement (CLR) offers a permanent solution to the limitations of progressive lenses. Also known as Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), CLR replaces the eye's natural lens with a custom-fit artificial intraocular lens (IOL). This procedure corrects common vision problems such as presbyopia (need for readers), myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, providing a lasting improvement in vision quality and eliminating the need for frequent updates required by progressive lenses.

The CLR procedure at Chu Vision Institute is efficient and minimally invasive, typically completed in just 15-30 minutes per eye under local anesthesia. Patients can expect a quick recovery, with most returning to their normal activities within a few days and experiencing immediate improvements in their vision. By opting for CLR, patients can also preemptively address potential cataract development, as the artificial lenses used will not degrade over time.

For individuals over 40 struggling with presbyopia or other refractive errors, Chu Vision Institute offers a range of IOL options tailored to meet specific lifestyle and vision needs. These options include monofocal, multifocal, and extended depth of focus (EDOF) lenses. Each type of lens is designed to provide optimal visual clarity across various distances, reducing or eliminating the need for reading glasses.

The safety and effectiveness of CLR for older adults are well-documented, and Chu Vision Institute upholds the highest standards of care. The experienced team at Chu Vision Institute ensures that each patient receives personalized attention and the best possible outcome. With CLR, patients can enjoy clearer vision and greater freedom from the limitations imposed by progressive lenses.

Dr. Ralph Chu, the founder of Chu Vision Institute, emphasizes the transformative potential of CLR: "Our goal is to provide patients with a vision solution that not only addresses their current needs but also enhances their quality of life. Custom Lens Replacement offers a permanent, long-term solution that can significantly improve visual clarity and reduce dependency on glasses."

Potential candidates for CLR are encouraged to schedule a consultation at Chu Vision Institute to determine their eligibility for the procedure. During the consultation, the experienced ophthalmology team will conduct a thorough eye exam and discuss the patient's specific vision needs and lifestyle requirements. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that each patient receives the most suitable treatment option.

The cost of CLR can vary depending on the type of IOL used and the specific needs of the patient. While the initial investment may be higher than traditional lenses, many patients find that the long-term benefits of CLR justify the cost. Chu Vision Institute offers detailed consultations to discuss financial options and what patients can expect from the procedure.

Patients who have undergone CLR often report significant improvements in their vision and overall quality of life. The ability to perform daily activities without the inconvenience and discomfort of progressive lenses is a major benefit. Additionally, the reduced dependency on glasses and the elimination of visual distortions and glare contribute to a more comfortable and enjoyable visual experience.

Chu Vision Institute is committed to advancing eye care and providing innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of patients. The introduction of CLR as a permanent alternative to progressive lenses underscores this commitment and reflects the institute's dedication to enhancing patient outcomes.

For more information about Custom Lens Replacement and to schedule a consultation, visit

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Chu Vision Institute provides life-changing LASIK, EVO ICL, Refractive Lens Exchange, PRK, and SMILE vision correction procedures for residents of Bloomington and Minneapolis, MN.

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Chu Vision Institute
9117 Lyndale Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55420

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