Why Choose Us?

Experience, Technology and Safety. Perhaps no three factors are as important as these when it comes to choosing who will perform your LASIK laser eye surgery or to whom to entrust your eye care.

Experience and Training

Experience is crucial in selecting a LASIK surgeon. You need someone who knows not only the basics of LASIK but who has also encountered special cases and has dealt with them successfully.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tauber comes from a tradition of excellence in medical care. He is a board certified ophthalmologist with double fellowship training in the treatment and surgery of corneal diseases, refractive surgery and ocular immunology. Dr. Tauber was one of the original investigators of the excimer laser in 1989 and one of the first surgeons to perform laser vision correction in the United States. He has achieved subspecialty certification in laser eye surgery and has served as a VISX trainer for doctors across the U.S. learning to use this advanced technology.


When you put something as important as your eyesight in someone else's hands, do you want your doctor to use good equipment or the best equipment?

Equipment and technology can make a big difference in the quality of your results. You should not compromise on technology when it applies to your vision. At Tauber Eye Center, we certainly will not. We offer our patients the most comprehensive and advanced combination of diagnostic and treatment technology available anywhere.

VISX pioneered the development of excimer laser systems and remains the industry leader in quality and innovation, trusted in over 2 million procedures. VISX laser systems have features that translate into several advantages for you:

  • Smoothest surface on the cornea after the procedure.
  • Tracks your eye movement in all three dimensions during the treatment.
  • Seven variable sized beams, for greater flexibility and precise corneal shaping.
  • Shorter procedure time, which enhances comfort and reduces risks.

Dr. Tauber offers a variety of vision correction options and will select the right laser for each patient’s specific needs. Our state-of-the-art technology options include the VISX S4, the Bausch & Lomb “flying spot” Technolas 217, and the Alcon Autonomous LADARVision. We also offer the Waveprint and Zywave wavefront custom analysis system to optimize treatment for each patient.

In addition to LASIK, we offer PRK, as well as the latest advances in corneal transplants, cataract care and intraocular lenses. Our laser and surgery center is specially designed for eye surgery, with fully sterile technique and constant monitoring of humidity and temperature levels, which are imperative for optimal results.


At Tauber Eye Center, we are committed to your safety. We believe that not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK eye surgery. Only careful examination of your eyes and your individual case/needs will determine whether LASIK is right for you. LASIK is generally a very safe procedure. The most significant complications are often the result of poor candidates undergoing the LASIK procedure.

As a corneal and dry eye specialty center, we are fully equipped to handle all aspects of your eye care. We welcome your questions and concerns about laser vision correction and wish to answer each question to your satisfaction. We take the time to educate you on the risks and benefits of LASIK surgery, alternate treatment options, and to answer all your questions.


At Tauber Eye Center, we serve patients from the entire Midwest region, not only Missouri and Kansas. Patients trust their eyes to us because of our solid reputation for skilled, safe surgery and exceptional patient care. Dedicated to eye care research for over twenty years, Dr. Tauber has developed a national and international reputation for pioneering new ideas, and is continuously sought out by manufacturers to conduct clinical trials on new procedures, pharmaceuticals, surgical devices and diagnostic equipment. Tauber Eye Center is recognized as a center of excellence in Kansas City.

Dr. Tauber has written over 80 papers, books and book chapters on a variety of topics related to corneal disease and refractive surgery, and he is on the editorial board of five medical journals. He has lectured throughout the United States and abroad on topics of his special interests.

Our Philosophy

Personal Care and Attention

We believe that it is vital to have personal care from your surgeon starting with the initial evaluation and at all following visits after the procedure. Many high-volume LASIK centers will have a technician evaluate you before surgery and refer you back to a non-surgeon for all follow-up care. This means you will only meet your surgeon on the day of surgery and never see him or her again. Be very cautious of this scenario. Skillful surgery is only just one of the responsibilities of the surgeon. Non-surgical providers are not fully capable of diagnosing subtle problems and may miss risk factors or delay your referral back to the surgeon.

Dr. Tauber sees all of his patients for the initial evaluation and establishes an “old fashioned” doctor-patient relationship. He does all of his own follow-up care and is always available via e-mail or phone for questions. Other technicians may be involved in your care as well, but there is no substitute for the in-depth knowledge and experience of the surgeon.

Attention to Detail

Quality medical care begins with a professional and caring attitude. It extends to thoroughness and accuracy of data collection in preparation for surgery. It involves a well-trained, skilled surgeon and competent supportive surgical staff to perform the best surgery. It means using state-of-the-art laser and microkeratome equipment. It is enhanced by the comfort of a first-class facility.

As a cornea specialist, Dr. Tauber is uniquely qualified to perform LASIK surgery. For this reason, his colleagues often call upon him to consult on difficult cases and help manage complications of these procedures.

Compassionate Excellence in Eye Care

From the moment you walk into Tauber Eye Center, you will find a warm, relaxing environment and be greeted by our friendly staff. Every member of our team is dedicated to providing excellent patient care. Our motto is "Patient Care First," and we will work hard to make you feel like you are our priority throughout every step of your care with us.

We are not a publicly traded corporate laser center focused on profitability. We are not a high-volume "laser mill" where pre- and post-op care is provided by non-surgeons. Our mission is to provide a caring experience to only as many people as we can easily accommodate.

We are a local ophthalmology practice with over 17 years of service to the local community. Our center is “Doctor Owned” and managed. In addition to LASIK, we perform cataract and corneal surgery and have cared for tens of thousands of patients throughout their entire lifetime. We provide ongoing care to our patients that does not end 3 or 6 months after surgery. In fact, almost all of our patients remain in our practice for all their future eye care.

We invite you to visit Tauber Eye Center and experience our commitment to helping you achieve your own personal best vision. See for yourself why our patients turn to us for the best eye care treatment available.