C. Thomas Dow, MD

C. Thomas  Dow, MD Dr. C. Thomas Dow was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, and has resided in the Chippewa Valley for the majority of his life. Dr. Dow opened the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic in 1978.

Dr. Dow received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in microbiology, and attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison, Wisconsin. Following medical school, he did an internship year at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan,
and completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

Dr. Dow has been Board Certified in Ophthalmology since 1979, is licensed in Wisconsin, and is included in the “Best Doctors in America” database. He has served as a member of the surgical team, “Free Rural Eye Clinic,” in the Philippines several times. In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Dow has research interests in infectious causes of immune disease and in telomerase in oncology and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Dow is currently a member of several organizations, including: the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the State Medical Society of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Society of Ophthalmology and the Tri-County Medical Society.


For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 715.834.8471.

  • city
  • address
  • hours
    • Eau Claire
    • 2715 Damon Street
      Eau Claire, WI 54701
    • Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM


  • 715.834.8471



  • Ophthalmology