Business History

Business Office

Midwest Eye Laboratories was formed in 1986 by Michael Barrett and Wolfgang Kuss to provide the best possible service for those in need of an eye prosthesis. In 1996 Timothy Barrett joined this team to carry on the tradition of fabricating and fitting the finest custom ocular prosthesis available. Over the more than 25 years our practice grew to several locations spanning the upper Midwest.

In 2010 the Midwest Eye Laboratories Woodbury, LLC and MidwestEye Laboratories Sioux Falls, LLC were created to better serve our patients needs in these locations. Tim, along with his team, has been dedicating 100% of their time to these locations. This has allowed for the continued superb quality that we have become known for, and for the continued research and development to keep us on the cutting edge of our field. We pledge to give all our patients the best service in a caring and comfortable atmosphere.

We promise to work closely with your physician to achieve the best possible result, and provide all information in a straight forward and honest approach.


Timothy J. Barrett BCO BADO

Tim Barrett is a Board Certified Ocularist (BCO) by the National Examining Board of Ocularists and a Board Approved Diplomat Ocularist (BADO) by the American Society of Ocularists. With over 19 years experience in the field of Ocularistry, Tim has the knowledge and tools for fitting all types of eye prosthetics and scleral cover shells.

One of Tim’s specialties is the fitting of pediatric conformers for the treatment of congenital microphthalmia and anophthalmia. He will take the time necessary to explain the process and provide our services in a caring and relaxed environment.

Tim currently works out of our Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, and Fargo locations. In his spare time Tim enjoys canoeing, weight training and camping with his wife Julie and dog Piper.

Casey K. Schaub

Casey Schaub is an Ocularist and has been with Midwest Eye Laboratories since 2009. Casey’s eye for detail and desire for each and every patient’s satisfaction allows him to create the quality prosthesis that Midwest Eye Laboratories has been known for.

Casey’s constant research allows our technicians to use the latest technology and products to stay on the cutting edge of our field.

Casey currently works out of our Minneapolis/St.Paul (Woodbury) MN and Sioux Falls SD locations.

When not working Casey is an avid sports fan, he enjoys spending his summer on the lakes of Wisconsin bass fishing and the fall months in the woods bow hunting whitetails.


To personalize each patient experience with the compassion and understanding necessary to ensure the highest quality artistry and technology goes into every eye prosthesis we develop and fabricate. Your satisfaction is our highest priority and is guaranteed.