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Eye safety important when purchasing toys during the holidays

With just a few weeks left to finish your holiday shopping, we have some important information to tell you about when purchasing gifts. What type of toys are you buying your kids and grandkids this year? Some toys pose serious dangers to your children’s eyes including blindess. In fact, 251,800 children under the age of 12… 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. The Taustine Eye Center would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe New Years! But, before… Read More »


January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Did you know approximately 2.7 million Americans have glaucoma, a potentially blinding eye disease, but only half are aware of it? In fact, researchers predict that glaucoma will affect as many as 6.3 million Americas by 2050. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so please take this time to inform yourself about the disease.  Glaucoma is… Read More »


How to reduce eye strain at work

Do you work long hours in front of a computer screen? Or maybe do a lot of reading during the work day? Those who spend long hours reading tiny print or working at a computer might experience some eye discomfort. Plus, you might also get headaches. Let’s look at some tips courtesy of the American… Read More »


NCAA tournament brings excitement to TEC

  (Image via Turner Sports) In Kentucky, when the calendar turns to March, excitement turns to an all-time high. Why you ask? ‘March Madness’ of course! ‘March Madness’ refers to the excitement surrounding the NCAA basketball tourament. It’s a 68-team field, who over the course of three weekends, compete to determine the National Championship in… Read More »


April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Did you know that April is Sports Eye Safety Month? Thousands of people are blinded by sports-related eye injuries. The Taustine Eye Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology would like to share some important tips on how to protect your eye sight during Sports Eye Safety Month. The AAO reports that 90 percent of eye injuries… Read More »



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 »