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Dr. Luis Lu, MD

Cornea & External Diseases Specialist, Ophthalmologist

Professional statement

Dr. Lu graduated from Columbia University in New York and founded the renowned Elk County Eye Clinic / Pennsylvania Eye Consultants in Pennsylvania. He relocated to Chandler, AZ where he founded Eye Consultants of Arizona, and still provides patients with compassionate, quality care. Dr. Lu formerly served as an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and is an Honorary Professor of Ophthalmology at the CH Peruvian University School of Medicine. Dr. Lu is proudly certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. He has written 3 books, and contributed to 25 chapters for other texts on ophthalmic medicine. Dr. Lu is also a native Peruvian and a member of the Arizona Latin-American Medical Association. He is the only fluent Spanish-speaking ophthalmologist in the Phoenix area. Certified Ophthalmologist Quality eye care services “We loved having Dr. Lu take care of our eye problem.” – Marty & Mary I., via Vitals.com Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia College Luis Washington Lu, M.D. is a double board-certified ophthalmologist by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Board of Eye Surgery, founder of the Elk County Eye Clinic / Pennsylvania Eye Consultants, and the new Eye Consultants of Arizona, a state-of-the-art eye disease consultation facility. A vision correction expert, Dr. Lu specializes in complex eye surgeries. He has been listed in as one of the "Top Eye Surgeons" in the entire country. Dr. Luis Lu is widely regarded as a "Doctor's Doctor." Over the course of his career he has been honored with awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, The Keratomileusis Study Group, The Nikon Award, the Peruvian College of Surgeons, the Argentinian Society of Ophthalmology, the Colombian Society, Mexican Society, and many other organizations. He is regularly invited to teach eye surgeons at major conferences and specialized forums. Dr. Lu's prominent standing in the field of eye surgery is well balanced by his impeccable bedside manner and gentle touch, which continue to attract patients from around the Phoenix area. Dr. Lu has dedicated his career to the latest advancements, education and research in the field of eye surgery. He has designed award-winning ophthalmic surgical instruments, written three textbooks in eye surgery, over 25 chapters for ophthalmic books, about 500 articles in continuing medical education for ophthalmologists, and his work has been published in some of the most prestigious medical journals nationwide. Married to Laura E. Lu, RN, CRNO, have two children, Architect L. Michael Lu and future Doctor Andrew N. Lu.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • ACE
  • APWU

Specialties

  • Ophthalmologist
  • Cornea & External Diseases Specialist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Facultad de Medicina Alberto Hurtado
  • Lutheran Hospital, Baltimore, Residency in General Surgery
  • Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • New York Medical College, Fellowship in Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Columbia University, Harlem Hospital Center, Fellowship in Clinical Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Diseases

Professional memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Awards and publications

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Barraquer Award from the KMSG

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1063695831

Office locations

Eye Consultants of Arizona

2490 W Ray Rd, Ste 4

Chandler, AZ 85224

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Dr Luis was very professional and good in what he does. I changed few of my opthalmologist before I visited him and now i everytime go to him for my checkup.
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He was very thorough and explained his findings. I appreciated the time he took with me!
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Great doctor! Great bedside manner! He takes his time to be thorough and explain what he sees. His patient education skills are exceptional! The team is warm, friendly, and knowledgeable! I work as a Business Process Consultant in the Healthcarefield and am trained to identify workflow and patient care gaps. This office had not even one that could be seen at a surface level! I came away very impressed from a patient and professional standpoint!
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The first visit was great the second visit sat in waiting room for more than an hour
Less than 6 months ago
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The best doctor appointment I’ve ever had.
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Dr Lu is very knowledgable, thorough, and has a great bed side manner. I highly recommend him.
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Very very friendly environment, clean and comfortable. Dr. Lu was extremely friendly, and helped me understand what was going on with my eyes. The woman who helped me pick out my frames was kind and energetic. Entire staff was very welcomingand friendly to my daughter. Thanks for a great visit! 10/10 would recommend!
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Best exam ever !!
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Wonderful and friendly office staff, best in the valley. Very clean office. I have never felt more comfortable then I did here. Dr. Lu is friendly and very personable with all of his patients. Nice selection of glasses, not so manythat you get flustered picking out a pair. Would recommend to anyone.
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What a terrific experience from the moment we arrived . The atmosphere was friendly and his entire staff was wonderful and very professional. Dr Lu was friendly, through, took his time to explain clearly what needed to be done. I feltvery confident with Dr Lu's recommendation and treatment of my eye condition.
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Dr. Lu is very personable. This was my first appointment with him. He treated me like a long lost friend. His staff is also incredible.
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He was very knowledgeable and honest in my options, he expressed the pros and cons of each option respectively, and offered alternatives if our initial methods were ineffective. No feeling of pushing for additional services or purchasing products, etc. Great experience overall
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I was pleasantly surprised at the results of my visit; the professionalism of the staff, technicians and Dr. Lu. I will definitely be making this my primary/regular Opthamology center,
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They were amazing with my 5 year old and the Dr. kept me in the loop with what he was doing and what my child’s needs were.
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Will never go anywhere else
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The doctor and staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and took their time to explain every step of the process, what they were doing and why. Made sure all my questions were answered and concerns were addressed.
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Very pleased with the services we received! Dr. Lou seems very knowledgeable and highly credible. Highly recommend him he is professional courteous and personable along with his staff!
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Dr. Luis Lu was amazing. The whole staff was amazing. Recently moved to Arizona so finding a great eye doctor was hard. I am so thankful to find this office. Everyone was so nice.
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Pleasant and patient, processional and carrying and it shows his knowledge in the field.
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They did have an emergency appt that's why running late
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Really like that he took the time and went over all the test that were done explained all the results.
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit to Dr. Lu. The exam was very thorough. Dr Lu explained everything to me. I was grateful, impressed and very happy. The office staff was awesome too! An overall wonderful experience. Thank you!
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Dr. Lu is a wonderful and caring doctor. He listens to your questions and concerns. Very highly rated.
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Terrific. Dr. Lu was great, really informative. I have never had an eye appointment like this, ever. He was truly a medical professional and discussed my overall body health, not just my eye health. I learned so much in this onehour, more than I had ever learned in all of my other eye appointments, combined, and I am so not kidding, he was THAT good. His assistant, Jessie, was equally magnificent. Her professionalism, her obvious interest in taking care of the patient, and her ability to work with Dr. Lu, to efficiently process information to come up with the best diagnosis and course of action for me as the patient, was something that I truly appreciated.
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Very nice. Very professional. The staff was great
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Dr. Lu was very friendly and professional in his approach. I am happy to work with him.
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I was so nervous because I never had insurance until now, so I've only gone to Walmart and what not, quick in-and-out visits. The staff and Dr. Lu were SO friendly and took their time. There was a lot of laughingand conversation and I really felt taken care of today. I'm very happy to say I have a regular eye doctor now and I'm looking forward to my next visit!
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He's awesome! Very personable with great energy!
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He was outstanding, spent considerable time with me doing an indepth analysis my situation. Very knowledgeable and willing to spend the time.
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This was one of the best doctors I've ever met. He and the other employees were all great. Highly recommended!
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lu & his staff are excellent! They spend a lot of time with you and are very pleasant. Dr. Lu had several tests and scans performed & thoroughly explained all the results. Switching doctors after moving is always stressful, but I'm quite happy I found Dr. Lu!!
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Very nice office with terrific staff. High tech, clean, lots of careful explanations of what's going on and what they're doing. I could tell that everyone is very happy working with Dr. Lu and that he is excited to have themthere. They seem to have a good thing going, which made it nice to visit them there.
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I waited 45 minutes to be seen. They did apologize and offer me water. But it was still a long wait
More than 1 year ago
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This was my first visit to Dr. Lu office and everything went perfect! All my questions were answered (what insurance would cover, what I would have to pay out of pocket if need be.) There was no pressure into buying anythingif it wasn't covered by insurance. All the ladies helping were so sweet and kind. I was called back on time and nothing was rushed. Dr. Lu is great! He explained everything in detail and made sure I understood. So happy to have found my new eye doctor.
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I really liked Dr. Lu. He explained everything and the exam was thorough. I would go to Dr. Lu in the future.
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One of the best Doctors I have ever visited.
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I did not feel rushed at all. He took the time to explain everything and found the cause of my eye problem.
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The doctor was very professional but also defensive. He is from South America which is fine with me however it creates some difficulty understanding him due to the pronounced accent. I was not happy with how he went about trying toexplain the differences in disease vs syndrome, he set me up which created serious concerns that he didn't understand what disease I was fighting. I almost walked out until they told me he did know. He has a huge ego, told me he understood things better than any of my doctors. Unsure if I will return.
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Wonderful experience! Everyone is so nice and very professional. I will recommend to all my friends and family.
More than 1 year ago
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My visit was a routine checkup after cataract surgery on my left eye. After he performed a thorough examination, Dr. Lu explained how measured results surpassed his expectations. He also confirmed the medical regimen going forward. I am scheduled to see him again in three months.
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Outstanding in every respect! WFE3
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Everyone there was personable, friendly and professional! The doctor even sat down and explained everything to me in detail. The assistant was relatable and they were both memorable.
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A professional, kind and detailed doctor that shows true concern for my eyes`health.
More than 1 year ago
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The facility is amazing. Looks great. The support staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and make you feel relaxed and welcome. Dr. Lu knows his "stuff." The equipment is very high tech and he took pictures of my eye to show mewhere the problem was. This was a problem I have had for a while and Dr. Lu was the only one who got it right. I highly recommend him and his facility.
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So thorough, professional, what all Doctors and their staff should be for patients.
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I am amazed by the wealth of information Dr. Lu has shared with me during my eye exam. I have never encountered a ophthalmologist that has cared as much as Dr. Lu did for me. He has helped me discover newinformation about my eyes that I am not previously aware of, or was told by my other ophthalmologist and optometrists that I have seen in the past. The office is equipped with cutting edge equipment, and the staff are friendly.
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Very knowledgeable.
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Dr. Lu is an excellent doctor and very knowledgable. He took his time and was very thorough and answered all my questions. I am so glad I went to see him. Don't waste your time going to anyone else.
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Dr. Lu was awesome. He's a more old school doctor (albeit with high tech equipment), but you can't go wrong with experience and he definitely knew his stuff. And he actually talked To me and not At me, which is rare in the medical world. Would definitely recommend.
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Dr. Lu and staff were very professional and thorough. They were very knowledgeable and shared insightful information.
More than 1 year ago
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