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What is laser cataract surgery?

Over the last several years laser cataract surgery has become an increasingly popular choice for patients in need of cataract surgery. Its increased levels of safety and accuracy over standard cataract surgery have been well documented, and the advantages of the procedure are readily seen. The laser, known as a femtosecond laser, takes the place […]


Dry eye syndrome: Symptoms, causes and treatments – by Dr. Michael Servi

Dry eye syndrome is a condition caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye. The consequence of dry eye syndrome ranges from slight persistent irritation to the severe inflammation of the front of the eye. Symptoms: Red, irritated eyes accompanied by constant dryness, the feeling of debris in your eyes […]


Back-to-school eye exams: What to know

As a parent, you do all you can to make sure your child learns and develops properly. But there is one essential that many moms and dads frequently miss – the back-to-school eye exam. Vision is vital to children’s development. In fact, the American Optometric Association (AOA) states that up to 80% of learning is […]


Cataracts: What to know

Cataracts affect nearly 25 million people in the United States, but surprisingly, few people know the facts about the condition. Everyone is at risk for cataracts, but those over age 55 are especially susceptible to the vision-robbing disease. Read on to learn how a cataract develops, their symptoms and how cataract surgery is safe and […]


Tower Clock Eye Center: Premium LASIK

At Tower Clock Eye Center we only offer Premium LASIK.  What is Premium LASIK, you ask? Premium LASIK is an all-laser, bladeless, wavefront-guided, highly customized procedure. When you are considering refractive surgery, commonly known as LASIK, there are many advantages to having your procedure performed at Tower Clock Eye Center. Your LASIK experience begins with […]


Floater care at Tower Clock Eye Center; what are eye floaters

What are eye floaters?

Many of us will think of “floaters” as devices we’ll use at the pool, lake or in the rivers that surround us in Wisconsin and the U.P. In the eye care world though, the term has another meaning. To eye doctors, floaters are small pieces of debris inside of the eye that affect a patient’s […]


iStent® – The world’s smallest medical device

Technology has always been at the forefront of maintaining vision or improving eye health. From the earliest bifocals to LASIK, technology aids in our ability to see the world around us. Now, advancements in technology have come to those in need of cataract surgery who also suffer from mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma. That technology is iStent®. […]


The origin of Tower Clock Eye Center

In clinic we often get asked, “How did Tower Clock Eye Center get its name?” In 1989 Dr. Karl Schwiesow purchased the building at 1087 West Mason Street. The building’s northwest corner, which faces Mason Street, featured a rectangular, elevated parapet that was about 6 feet tall. This parapet displayed the name of the building’s […]



February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Low vision affects millions of people in the United States and is often associated with blurred vision, blind spots, tunnel vision, or other forms of impaired sight. Low vision as defined by The Vision Council is visual impairments that are not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses or contact lenses. Low vision affects people at any […]


Latest News

05.13.24

Welcome Dr. Annette Giangiacomo, MD!

Tower Clock Eye Center is excited to announce the addition of fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist Dr. Annette Giangiacomo, MD. Dr. Giangiacomo will see patients on a part-time basis in both our Appleton and Green Bay locations (primarily Appleton) starting in June. With an extensive background in comprehensive ophthalmology and glaucoma, she has a passion for providing... read more

05.10.24

New phone system 5/10/24

We are going live with a new phone system today! We ask your patience as we learn our new phones, but please know we may experience some hiccups along the way. Thank you for your understanding!  

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