Dr. Nick Chu
Dr. Nick Chu received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) in May of 2011. During his time at UHCO, he was the teaching assistant for various courses including Ophthalmic Optics and Clinical Practicum Labs. Dr. Chu was also in Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK), the national optometry honor society and received two clinical letters of excellence during his clinical practice. He completed his first internship at a site that specializes in clinical pathology, dry eyes, and refractive surgeries and the other at Signature Eye Care where he joined right after graduation. He is currently licensed to practice therapeutic optometry and is certified as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, Texas Optometric Association, and Central Texas Optometric Society.
Dr. Chu is certified to fit Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT or Ortho-K) contact lenses. CRT technology works by reshaping the cornea through overnight contact lens wear. By reshaping the eye, we can slow down the progression of nearsightedness. Most of our patients who undergo CRT treatment can see clearly without the use of glasses or daytime contacts. This provides an excellent option for kids or teenagers looking to participate in sport activities.
Dr. Chu now serves as an associate preceptor for fourth-year optometry students at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He enjoys teaching and also learning from his interns that rotate through every semester.
Dr. Chu enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah. He also enjoys playing basketball and tennis, watching movies, exploring new restaurants, and anything and everything related to technology. He is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.