Learn more: Today Show anchor experiences eye injury

If you are a regular viewer of NBC’s The Today Show, you might have noticed anchor Savannah Guthrie absent from the newscast recently. You might have also seen her return in time for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade wearing glasses. Guthrie suffered a serious eye injury from her little boy throwing a toy rain and… Read More »

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Does having a “drug plan” always get you the best price?

A word about drug prices.  The prices for any prescription can vary widely between different pharmacies.  Just because you have a “drug plan” doesn’t mean it will get you the best price for your prescription.  Everyone should be aware of the web site  Look up your prescription on that site.  Sometimes the cash price for… Read More »

Wilton M.

“I am writing in reference to the surgical procedure you performed on me inserting an Ahmed tube and reservoir in my right eye on April 23, 2019. The purpose of this procedure was to provide a more permanent reduction in the interocular pressure to help avoid damage to the eye from glaucoma. I am pleased… Read More »

Dr. Hurt Visits Haiti

Since November 2005, Dr. Hurt has been making a yearly medical mission trip to Haiti.  While in Haiti, he stays at an orphanage in St. Ard, just outside of Archiaie.  Within the orphanage compound there is a medical building where he holds some of his eye clinics.  Most days he goes out to other sites… Read More »

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Spring is in the air and with spring comes outdoor sports.  Unfortunately, approximately 42,000 sports eye injuries occur in the United States every year.  Many result in permanent vision loss.  Yet, today’s athletes have a number of eye protectors available to them, none of which hinder performance. In recognition of April’s designation as Sports Eye… Read More »

June is Fireworks Eye Safety Month

Last year, approximately 6,400 Americans spent part of their Fourth of July holiday in the emergency room, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Despite warnings to consumers on the dangers of fireworks, the number of injuries every year has remained relatively steady. But, the long-term effects of these injuries can be severe.… Read More »

Dry Eye Syndrome: More than an Annoyance

Dry Eye Syndrome Eyes that are dry, burning, itchy and having excessive tearing or dryness – these are some of the symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) and one of the most common problems we see in our office.  It’s estimated that 5 million Americans 50 years of age and older have significant dry eye… Read More »

The Technology Conundrum

During my 34 years in ophthalmology practice I have witnessed a truly amazing contribution by technology to alleviate visual problems.  Young myopes can now throw away their glasses thanks to Lasik.  Cataract surgery is now done as an outpatient, under topical anesthesia with implanted lenses which obviate the need for strong glasses.  Thanks to scanning… Read More »

The New

We’d like to thank you for visiting our new and updated website! The site is full of useful information about our doctors and locations, as well as an extensive library containing educational material about eye conditions and procedures. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll get back… Read More »

Has Your Ophthalmologist Recertified? Taustine Eye Center vs. Bennett and Bloom Eye Centers

Dr. Taustine was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1979, recertified in 2006 and is participating in the high standards required for maintainance of certification.  Technically, the recertification process is voluntary however our patients deserve to know their doctors are keeping their standards high.  We are very proud of Dr. Taustine! Many… Read More »