Posts From July, 2019

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 »

Laser Cataract Surgery

For years patients have known we do great things with lasers. But, cataract surgery is easier now and the results are great.  They made the assumption that we used lasers for cataract surgery rather than phacoemulsification with ultrasound.  Ultrasound is what has made the big change.     Industry took advantage of this misperception.  Alcon… Read More »

Dr. Taustine’s campaign for eye protection pays off!

The sights and sounds of Fall in Louisville include leaves changing, high school football, and field hockey. One thing has now changed. The field hockey players are wearing protection for their faces and eyes! Field hockey is a sport with heavy sticks being swung at close range to other players and a similarly heavy ball… Read More »

Five Things You Should Know When Considering LASIK

1). LASIK has the ability to reduce or even eliminate a patient’s dependence on glasses or contact lenses 2). LASIK has quickly become the procedure of choice for most patients, due to the short recovery time and fewer side effects than other methods of vision correction. In fact, most LASIK patients notice a significant improvement in… Read More »