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.
Tower Clock Eye Center provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Our doctors are fully trained and experienced to diagnose, treat and prevent conditions from myopia and hyperopia to glaucoma, cataracts and everything in between.
We strive to provide our patients with safe, minimally invasive treatments to effectively relieve symptoms and preserve vision and overall eye health. As a comprehensive ophthalmology practice, our services include not only laser vision correction and small-incision cataract surgery, but also treatments for a range of conditions such as glaucoma, diabetes, dry eye and macular degeneration.
Routine Eye Exams
Routine eye exams are an invaluable tool to maintain the health of your eyes by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases develop slowly without pain or vision loss; early detection of any problems can reduce the risk of further harm and allow for a choice of treatment options. We regularly screen for diseases such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which can develop without any noticeable symptoms.
Patients should visit for a comprehensive eye exam every one to three years depending on their age, risk of disease and overall physical condition. Children should have routine eye exams to ensure the proper development of their vision and prevent any interference with their academic achievements. Older adults are at a higher risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts. Even if your eyes are healthy, you should still have routine eye exams to detect any problems as soon as possible to begin necessary treatment.
Common Eye Conditions
Our comprehensive practice treats vision conditions such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism through visual aids and surgical procedures. We also treat conditions that affect the cornea, iris, lens, vitreous, retina, eyelid and surrounding areas. Some of the most common eye conditions include:
Certain advanced eye conditions may require surgery in order to restore or maintain vision and prevent serious complications. Surgery for cataracts, glaucoma, corneal disease and other serious conditions are an effective means of correcting these diseases and returning the eyes to a more optimal state of health.
Our doctors recommend surgery only when needed to reduce the invasiveness of treatment and any associated trauma or downtime, and after less invasive treatment such as medications, eye drops and laser procedures have failed. Our doctors also perform LASIK vision correction to improve vision and eliminate or reduce the dependence on contact lenses and glasses.
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Contact Lens Fitting
Thanks to advances in optical technology, almost everyone can now wear contact lenses, regardless of the type or extent of their vision problems. That includes patients with astigmatism and those who need bifocal or multifocal lenses. At Tower Clock Eye Center, we offer a comprehensive array of the highest quality contact lenses to suit our patients’ individual needs.
When you are fit for contact lenses, we will provide you with free trial lenses to get you started in finding the perfect lens for you. Our trained staff can assist you in proper insertion, removal and care instructions.
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Tower Clock has a home atmosphere. People, doctors and technicians are all very personable.
Dr. Kurt and his staff are the best. Everyone is so kind and very helpful. All of our experiences with them have been great!
I didn’t expect my surgery with Dr. Kurt to turn out as well as it did! I couldn’t see across the hall but now I can!