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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 […]


What are eye floaters?

As warmer weather is right around the corner, 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 […]


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 […]


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is among the leading causes of vision loss for people aged 55 and older, and the disease makes simple tasks such as driving and reading increasingly difficult. To help those who may be affected aware of the condition, February is AMD Awareness Month. In AMD, the macula, or small center portion […]


Winter sun can be dangerous for your eyes.

Many people believe that once summer is gone it’s time to put away our sunglasses. True, winter’s rays aren’t as direct as they are during the summer, yet many of us don’t know that the effects of the winter sun can be just as dangerous. Ultraviolet (UV) rays are dangerous to our eyes no matter […]


Latest News

09.05.19

PanOptix trifocal lens now at Tower Clock Eye Center

Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, was the first surgeon in Wisconsin to use the new Alcon Acrysof IQ PanOptix trifocal lens. This new lens is the latest multi focal option and builds on previous technology to give the most depth of focus of any multi focal lens. All three of our surgeons will offer the new lens,... read more

08.27.19

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.

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