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Tower Clock Eye Center

Ask the Expert - Eye Care

Tower Clock Eye Center is an independent Ophthalmology practice providing medical and surgical eye care for patients in Northeast Wisconsin for more than 30 years.

The practice was started in 1980 by Karl Schwiesow, M.D. With the addition of Tyson Schwiesow, M.D. in 2002, Kurt Schwiesow, M.D. in 2005, and Matt Thompson, M.D. in 2010, Tower Clock Eye Center is proud to continue our tradition of excellence that has helped us become one of the most respected practices in the area.

The physicians provide comprehensive medical and surgical eye care, specializing in consultation and treatment for cataracts and glaucoma as well as corneal disease and refractive surgery.


Surgery should be considered when cataracts begin to interfere with your daily activities. It is not true that cataracts need to be "ripe" before they can be removed or that they need to be removed just because they are present. Cataract surgery can be performed when your visual needs require it.  If your vision interferes with your ability to perform daily tasks such as driving, reading, or watching television,  it may be appropriate for you and your eye doctor to discuss cataract surgery.

Tower Clock Eye Center is proud to be the first center in Northeast Wisconsin to offer FDA approved laser cataract surgery to our patients, and the first center in the entire state to use the Alcon LenSx laser cataract system.  The LenSx laser is one of the first lasers designed from the ground up specifically for cataract surgery.  Our staff are the most experienced laser cataract surgeons in the area, and will take time to discuss your laser cataract options with you prior to your surgery.


Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and is a disease of the optic nerve. Like a balloon, your eye needs a reasonable amount of pressure to maintain its shape, but too much pressure can damage the optic nerve and cause a loss of peripheral vision. Glaucoma is typically not painful and does not cause symptomatic loss of vision until it reaches an advanced state. Glaucoma is readily treatable, but screening and early diagnosis are very important.


Dr. Thompson has performed thousands of procedures and has extensive experience with laser vision correction. His patients have included other ophthalmologists and professional athletes. He has completed a fellowship in cornea disease and refractive surgery. He uses the latest technology when performing LASIK.


 Located next door to our offices on West Mason Street, Tower Clock gives you a state-of-the-art surgery center where the area's finest physicians help get you back to enjoying life to the fullest. Receive prompt, convenient scheduling; the latest, cutting-edge technology; specialized expertise; a dedication to safety; and unsurpassed, attentive care from a friendly staff. Together, they create an experience unmatched by any facility.


All of our physicians are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are active fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Our physicians have undertaken additional one year fellowships in glaucoma, cornea and refractive surgery, and ocular pathology.

Read more about the Tower Clock Eye Care doctors in the sidebar to the right.


Green Bay Office

1087 West Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
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Shawano Office

309 North Bartlett Street
Shawano, WI 54166
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Oconto Hospital & Medical Center

820 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153
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Green Bay office hours are 8 A.M.-5 P.M. Monday through Thursday, and 8 A.M.-4 P.M. on Friday. Our physicians see patients in Shawano and Oconto by appointment.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (920) 499-3102 or toll-free (877) 693-9363 (877 MY EYE MD). You can also contact us through an online form on our website (please note the online form is not a secured form of communication).

 >   Meet Our Doctors

Karl L. Schwiesow, M.D.
Founder of the Tower Clock Eye Center, starting the practice in 1980. He received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago, served a U.S. Navy medical officer at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego, and performed his opthamology residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago.

Specialty interests include diabetic eye evaluation and care, glaucoma management, laser surgery, pediatric opthalmology, cornea and external disease and medical eye diseases.
Tyson K. Schwiesow, M.D.
Specializes in diseases and surgery of the eye including cataract surgery, laser surgery for glaucoma, and premium lens implantation for correction of presbyopia and astigmatism.

He has a special interest in comprehensive eye care and in the treatment of cataracts, including laser cataract surgery.
Kurt A. Schwiesow, M.D.
A fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist who has focused his practice on medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. He also specializes in cataract surgery including refractive lens implantation and laser cataract surgery.
 Matthew Joseph Thompson, M.D.
Specializes in diseases and surgery of the eye including laser vision correction, LASIK, laser cataract surgery, premium lens implantation for the correction of presbyopia and astigmatism, corneal transplantation, and laser surgery for glaucoma.
 Amanda E. Schuster, O.D.
Amanda believes one of the most important parts of the eye exam is making sure the patient has all of their questions answered and understands their condition. An optometrist specializing in comprehensive eyecare for the entire family, she has a special interest in contact lenses, pediatrics, dry eyes, and patient education. .
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115 S. Jefferson St. Green Bay, WI  54301

Telephone: 920.432.3331
Fax: 920.438.3355

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