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INFOGRAPHIC: Sports Eye Injuries by the Numbers

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. Thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. Eye injuries from sports send an estimated 42,000 people to the emergency room each year. But, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reports that 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable by wearing protective eye wear! Check out this great infographic courtesy of AAO… Read More »

Simple Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Sight

  The calendar has turned to May which is Healthy Vision Month. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has some simple tips you can take to help protect your eye sight.  According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which… Read More »

Three Things Patients Should Know About Cataracts

 (Image via AAO) Approximately 25 million Americans have cataracts. A cataract occurs when proteins clump together in the eye’s lens and interfere with light passing through to the retina. This causes a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which results in blurred, fuzzy vision and sensitivity to light. Many young people in Louisville, and half… Read More »

Important tips to protect your eyes from sun damage

Summer is officially here. What do you think of when you think of summer? I think of days spent at the pool, cookouts, trips to the park, bike rides, trips to the beach, summer camps, boating, and a whole lot more. What is one thing those activities all have in common? In addition to just… Read More »

Safety tips this Fourth of July holiday

 It’s that time of year again. The Fourth of July holiday is here. The day where we celebrate America’s independence also means pool parties, cookouts, vacation time, and oh yes–millions of Americans setting off fireworks. While this day is usually full of fun times, it can actually be quite a dangerous holiday. Although, many American… Read More »

Tips and Adaptations to Help Seniors with Low Vision Decrease Reliance on Others, Reduce Associated Health Risks

A big obstacle for seniors being able to maintain their indepennce and thus not rely on others for assistance is low vision. Low vision occurs when a person only has partial sight that cannot be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), more than 2.5 million Americans… Read More »

August is Back-to-School Eye Health Month

It’s that time of year again. If you haven’t already, you will soon start to see yellow school buses passing by your street or neighborhood. Yes, that’s right, the calendar has turned to August and kids are starting to head back to school. The start of the school year also means kids are busy with… Read More »

Baby Shower celebration a blast this weekend!

If you’re a patient at the Taustine Eye Center, you probably notice a few things when you come into our office: a friendly staff, doctors who care deeply about each of their patients, and our commitment to personal care, honesty and integrity. What you might not know is how close our staff is at the Taustine… Read More »

Interesting new option for cataract patients

  Dr. Taustine is offering new options for patients desiring the least dependance on glasses after cataract surgery.  New this year is the Symphony Intraocular Lens.  It is described as an extended range of focus lens.  In addition, it is made with astigmatism correction for those patients who would have been ineligible before.  Dr. Taustine… Read More »

Avoid Eye Injuries during New Year’s celebrations

The holidays mean time with family and friends, lots of good food, the season of giving, and lots of parties. The final holiday we celebrate is New Year’s and we are now just days away. The Taustine Eye Center would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Year’s! But, before you begin… Read More »