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Tower Clock Eye Center's Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, discusses glaucoma for Glaucoma Awareness Month

Dr. Kurt Schwiesow discusses the dangers of glaucoma

Watch fellowship trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, discuss the specifics of glaucoma. This disease is considered sight’s silent thief, and is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Dr. Schwiesow explains the need for early testing and treatment because once sight is lost, it can’t be returned.


Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, explains Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for Glaucoma

Watch Tower Clock Eye Center’s Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, explain Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a treatment for glaucoma. The procedure takes minutes and is a safe, effective treatment to lower eye pressure. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. If you have questions about SLT or any of our other treatments for glaucoma, please call […]


January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

How do I know if I’m at risk for glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, yet nearly half of people affected by the disease are unaware they have it. Glaucoma also has no warning signs in its most common forms, especially in its earliest stages, so it can be difficult to detect without frequent eye exams. “Glaucoma affects the optic nerve […]


Experience the best with Premium LASIK

Are you a candidate for Premium LASIK?

Tower Clock Eye Center prides itself on successful LASIK and PRK outcomes, and it’s why we’ve been chosen as the “Best of the Bay” for LASIK for several consecutive years. In addition to the latest technology and procedures, Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, and his staff adhere to strict guidelines as to which patients make good […]


Watch Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, discuss the new PanOptix trifocal IOL

Watch fellowship trained ophthalmologist Dr. Tyson Schwiesow, MD, discuss cataract surgery, specifically the new Alcon PanOptix trifocal intraocular lens. For more information on this new lens technology, we’re offering a FREE seminar on Cataract Surgery with the new Alcon PanOptix trifocal lens. Search our Facebook Events for more information. Tower Clock Eye Center surgeons were among the first […]


Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, explains astigmatism

Astigmatism explained with Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD

We’ve all heard the term “astigmatism.” But what is it? Watch Tower Clock Eye Center’s cornea specialist Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, explain in simple terms what astigmatism is, and how it’s treated with glasses or contacts, LASIK or PRK, or with special lenses at the time of cataract surgery.



Kamra® inlay and refractive surgery

For those experiencing near-vision loss, Kamra inlay is a simple device that helps patients rely less on reading glasses. Watch as Dr. Matt Thompson, MD, explains its use and how it can be used with refractive surgeries to improve vision both near and far.


Lynn – Cataract surgery success story

Lynn started to notice her visual acuity deteriorate, especially while driving. As an active woman, she needed the confidence behind the wheel to care for her mother and grandkids. After extensive research and asking her friends, she chose Tower Clock Eye Center for her cataract surgery. Watch as she describes her experience with Dr. Kurt […]


Glaucoma and CBD

CBD has gained in popularity for helping a myriad of issues such as anxiety, depression and sleep problems. But how does it affect glaucoma? Watch fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, explain what he tells patients who have glaucoma about CBD.


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01.16.20

Dr. Kurt Schwiesow discusses the dangers of glaucoma

Watch fellowship trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, discuss the specifics of glaucoma. This disease is considered sight's silent thief, and is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Dr. Schwiesow explains the need for early testing and treatment because once sight is lost, it can't be returned.

01.15.20

Dr. Matt returns to Haiti

Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, has returned to Haiti to continue his mission work there. He's performed surgery on several patients, including some children. It has been some time since his last trip to the beleaguered country, due to rioting and uncertainty there. Dr. Thompson is there on behalf of 1Focus.org, a group he is heavily... read more

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