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Dr. Hurt Returns to Haiti

I recently returned from Haiti, my 10th annual trip.  Each year is a new adventure. This year I had my first opportunity to go up to the mountains in the interior of the island.  Normally, I travel to towns near the coastline where the main road traverses northward from Port-au-Prince. On the first day of… Read More »


Avoid Eye Injuries during New Years 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 Years and we are now a few short days away. We want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Years! But, before you begin your celebration,… Read More »


January is Glaucoma Awareness month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Please take this time to inform yourself about the disease. It is a potentially blinding disease that affects more than 2.3 million Americans age 40 and older. Some people refer to it as the silent illness because another 2 million people do not even know they have the disease (no early… Read More »


Discover the Advantages of Laser Cataract Refractive Surgery

The Taustine Eye Center is Louisville’s leading eye surgery, research and care practice. Created over 30 years ago by Dr. Lloyd Taustine, we have been the first practice in the area to adopt many new procedures for advanced diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and disorders. Today, we offer the most up-to-date technologies available for cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, LASIK and macular degeneration.   Speaking… Read More »


Learn how to protect your eyes from snow blindness

While it was looking like old man winter had spared Kentucky this season, he reared his ugly, cold self in a major way last week. The state was covered in 8-12″ of snow, accumulating ice, and record-setting cold temperatures. Now that the falling snow has exited the area, we have bright sunny days. It might… Read More »


Exercise also has benefits for your eyes

The benefits of incorporating physical activity into your lifestyle is well-documented. Exercise can prevent excess weight gain, can help prevent or manage serious health problems, can be a great stress reliever, and can boost your energy. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) recommends at least 150 minutes/week of moderate-intensity physical activity to prevent significant weight gain… Read More »


April is Sports Eye Safety Month

(Image via FPOC)   Did you know that April is Sports Eye Safety Month? Thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. Please check out the American Academy of Ophthalmology article below as 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable by wearing protective eye wear! You’ll especially want to check out their sight-saving tips… Read More »


Tips to minimize misery of spring allergies

  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say this spring could be extra rough for allergy sufferers. The cold and wet winter could lead to the spring’s pollen counts being higher than usual. For the millions of you who suffer from seasonal allergies, your eyes could be redder, itchier and more watery than usual. While… Read More »


Choosing the Best Sunglasses

Summer is just around the corner. Hot, summer days also mean bright sunny days. Chances are you will be spending more time outside whether it be going to the swimming pool, kids going to summer camp, doing yard work, playing at the park, going to the lake, etc. It is imperative that you remember to… Read More »