Dr. Shachar Tauber, M.D.

Springfield LASIK Surgeon
Dr. Shachar Tauber, M.D.

Dr. Shachar Tauber, M.D.

Trusted LASIK SurgeonsTM and Trusted Cataract SurgeonsTM
Dr. Shachar Tauber, M.D.

Dr. Tauber is Director of Ophthalmology Research, Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Mercy Clinic, Eye Specialists

Dr. Shachar Taber is also an Adjunct Faculty, Center for Applied Science Engineering, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Dr. Tauber and his fellow eye surgeons at Mercy Clinic, Eye Specialists are the first surgeons to offer laser-assisted cataract surgery in Southwest Missouri.

Dr. Shachar Tauber, M.D., performs, laser vision correction procedures like LASIK, PRK, all-laser wavefront based vision correction surgery, intraocular lens implant (IOLs), corneal transplants, limbal relaxing incisions, and treats cornea/external disease. Dr. Tauber also provides expert case review & testimony.

Dr. Tauber has participated in the Focus on Independence program, which seeks to provide free LASIK surgery to paralyzed patients. Click below for full news story and video: Free Eye Surgery Helps Paralyzed Victims.  To see how is father 


Credentials and Qualification
Premier Patient Care
Professional Credentials
Additional Career Highlights
Surgeon Bio

Meet Dr. Tauber- Video Introduction

Video about Dr. Tauber and how helping his Dad who had vision problems led him to him to get into ophthalmology

Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists

Appointments: (417) 820-9393

Schedule an Appointment Online with Dr. Tauber

1229 E. Seminole, Suite 430

Springfield, MO 65804

Call today for your free LASIK consultation with a true LASIK & Cataract expert who is a trusted eye surgeon and vision care specialist. Dr. Tauber's exceptional qualifications are listed below.

Special discount* on LASIK and other elective surgery procedures offered by Dr. Tauber to members of U.S. military, local police and fire departments and certain family members. For more info please contact the surgeon’s office directly and mention Trusted LASIK Surgeons.


Credentials and Qualifications

Dr. Shachar Tauber has extensive qualifications that we estimate place him among the top 1% of LASIK and refractive surgeons in the United States.

For your convenience, these credentials and criteria have been grouped by Experience, Patient Care and Credentials. In addition, Dr. Tauber has included some additional career highlights that while not used by Trusted LASIK Surgeons in our screening process, clearly supplement his highly distinguished career.

Dr. Tauber ’s qualifications and credentials as one of the top LASIK surgeons include:


Dr. Tauber and his fellow eye surgeons at Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists were the first surgeons to offer Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery in Southwest Missouri.

  • Over 22 years experience in laser vision surgery, including LASIK
  • Over 27 years experience in refractive surgery (laser vision, lens implants and RK)
  • Over 27 years experience in cataract surgery (including cataract surgery with lens implants)
  • Performed over 12,000 LASIK and laser vision procedures
  • Performed over 2,000 lens implant (IOL) procedures
  • Performed over 9,000 cataract surgery procedures
  • Performed over 5,000 corneal surgeries, including transplants, DSEKS, artificial corneas, amino grafting, and Intacs Ring segments for keratoconous.
  • Principal or  Co-Investigator for 59 FDA Studies for laser manufacturers and makers of other ophthalmic devices.
  • Certified by manufacturers of laser used in vision correction surgeon to train other eye surgeons.
    • Wavelight lasers: trained 30 eye surgeons
    • Ziemer LDV laser: trained 10 eye surveons
  • Refractive and Cataract Surgery Expert Witness: Over 17 years of experience in providing expert witness services on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, including review and expert testimony for cases involving the refractive and cataract eye surgery procedures:
    • Available to provide expert testimony and case review for: LASIK, PRK laser eye surgery, corneal transplants, cataract surgery, intraocular lens (IOL) implant procedures, including phakic lenses, monofocal lenses, multifocal lenses, and accommodating lenses

Premier Patient Care

  • Use of Femto LDV Femotsecond Surgical Laser system for “All-Laser” or “Bladeless” LASIK (zLASIK)
  • Use of Custom Wavefront Guided LASIK and PRK
  • Offers complete refractive surgery care
  • Management of complications of surgery for new patients who had problems and complications from LASIK surgery or another vision correction operation performed by another eye doctor
  • Other eye surgeons, optometrists, opticians, employees of companies that specialize in vision correction surgery devices or products, or their family members have had their LASIK or another vision
    correction surgery performed by Dr. Tauber

Professional Credentials

Additional Career Highlights

  • Lasik Awards from Summit Autonomous (Laser Manufacturer)
    • 1000 Plus
    • Course Director Award
    • Excellence in LASIK 5 Years
  • Unite for Sight: Medical Director of Advisory Board
  • Inventions and/or patents
    • Contact Lens Drug Delivery System using nanofibers
    • EYES Box-Corneal tissue transplant and transportation box
  • Named to “Best Doctor” lists on local, regional, national levels
  • 417 Magazine's Top Doctors - Ophthalmologist in Springfield (2005, 2006, 2007, 20092010 Hall of Fame)
  • Surgeon for Focus On Independence a non-profit organization providing vision correction to paraplegics
  • Lasik Donations: Ozark Catholic CharitiesBreast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, “Lost & Found”, Temple Isreal.
  • Named in 2010 to the PS250 list by ophthalmology journal, Premier Surgeon as one of the top 250 leading innovators in the field of premium IOL implant surgery for refractive surgeons who they consider to be early adopters of premium lens implant technologies.These surgeons active in educating peers about premium IOLs, have conducting significant research to optimize patient clinical outcomes, as well diagnostic technology in order to assist in selecting the best patients, and the best lens for such patients


Surgeon Bio

Springfield LASIK surgeon Shachar Tauber, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist, is recognized as one of the leading cornea and refractive surgeons in the nation. He has performed more than 20,000 refractive procedures (including LASIK and cataract surgery) with excellent results. Before coming to Mercy, Dr. Tauber served as the medical director for the Yale-New Haven Eye Laser
Center, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at Yale University and Director of Cornea, External Diseases, Contact Lens and Refractive Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tauber received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1983 and his medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, La., where he completed his residency in ophthalmology.

Dr. Tauber has completed fellowships in emergency ophthalmology in Anchorage, Alaska; advanced keratorefractive surgery at St. George Corrective Vision Center in Chicago; and refractive surgery with Enrique Suarez, M.D., in Caracas, Venezuela. He was an observational fellow in cornea and external disease at Harvard University's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and has taught refractive surgery in seven countries, in seven languages.

Dr. Tauber is the director of ophthalmology research at Mercy Hospital and serves on the board of Unite for Sight, a nonprofit global humanitarian organization.

Director of Ophthalmology Research, Shachar Tauber, M.D. has served as a visiting professor for the Ophthalmology Grand Rounds at Uniformed Services University - George Washington University in Bethesda Maryland. The topic of his lecture was "Refractive Surgery: Improving Patient Satisfaction." Following his presentation, ophthalmology residents and fellows from both the armed forces and George Washington University presented actual patient cases and requested assistance in managing their care. Dr. Tauber was invited by Dr. Scott Bower, Director of Ophthalmology Research at Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center. Together, Drs. Bower and Tauber have been involved with on-going research in refractive surgery and corneal injury repair. Dr. Tauber has also trained staff members at Walter Reed U.S. Army Medical Center on lasers for LASIK and PRK, which are used at Mercy Hospital and have been recently added to the Walter Reed refractive department.

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