The first winner of Princeton Eye Group’s “Like” us on Facebook, Google or Yelp contest

The first winner of Princeton Eye Group’s “Like” us on Facebook, Google or Yelp contest has been selected. The winner is NANCY THORPE, a patient of Dr. John Epstein.

Above is Ms. Thorpe wearing her new sunglasses with Dr. Suzanne Jadico, Dr. Sam Liu and Optical Shoppe Optician Lidia Walega.

Keep those “Likes”, and good reviews on Google and Yelp coming for another opportunity to win a pair of sunglasses worth up to $400.00.

from Princeton Eye Group link

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The April 3, 2016 Cover of the New Yorker and the Women Surgeons of PEG

Drs. Anita Miedziak, Suzanne Jadico, and Sarah Kuchar accepted the challenge put out by Dr. Susan Pitt, a surgeon at the University of Wisconsin, to female surgeons around the world to replicate the April 3, 2017 cover of The New Yorker. #NewYorker #FemaleSurgeons #ILookLikeASurgeon

new yorker woman doctors cover

peg female eye surgeons

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ReSTOR-Toric Lens – A historical breakthrough in refractive surgery

On February 22, our own Dr. Michael Wong made history in the ophthalmology world. He was the first surgeon in the United States to insert an intra-ocular lens (IOL) following cataract surgery.

The result was correction of all the refractive errors at once: nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

The lens is called the ReSTOR-Toric, and is manufactured by Alcon, a division of Novartis. Up to now, surgeons and patients could only treat nearsightedness. When more advanced IOLs were introduced, it allowed us to pick two of the three focusing abnormalities. Now, we can address all three at once, and the synergy is amazing. We’ve come a long way.

Prior to being the first surgeon in the United States to perform this procedure, Dr. Wong had experience with this implant as one of the principal investigators evaluating the lens for the FDA; he also testified to the FDA to help gain its approval.

Here are some photos from this day of surgery which was nothing less than historical, or as Dr. Wong dubs it, “ReSTORICAL”. 🙂

 intra-ocular lens (IOL) following cataract surgery

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Lafont Eyewear Sale – Exclusive Trunk Show on 4/27/17 – One day only!

We are pleased to announce that The Optical Shoppe’s annual Lafont Eyewear event will be on April 27, 2017 from 5:00 PM til 8:00 PM in the evening.

The Lafont family is honored to be celebrating 30 years of selling eyewear in the North American market. Lafont originally found success in their business model originally established by Louis Lafont in 1923 in Paris, France.  Lafont soon grew into the premier eyewear manufacturer in France and started to look towards expanding their reach. The patriarch of the family looked to the US market in 1987 as they recognized that the US consumer was ready for a sophisticated, handmade eyeglass. Their continued growth and success is evident at boutiques across the nation.

The family business of creating exceptional eyewear designs has been able to sustain itself over 90 years and continues to surpass their expectations for design integrity and creativity. The city and people of Paris have been the inspiration for their designs using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen.

Lafont is a leading eyewear maker from Paris with over ninety years of experience. They handmake their eye glasses and frames in France, making Parisian chic accessible worldwide.They provide unparalleled expertise with an emphasis on elegance and strong family values- all backed by a name you can depend on.

Mark your calendars and come help The Optical Shoppe and Lafont celebrate its 30th Anniversary here in North America!

from Princeton Eye Group link

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Notes and Photos from Dr. Michael Wong’s Recent Volunteer Work in Belize

Strange but true. The whole country of Belize has zero ophthalmologists on the “public” side of their health system to care for the indigent. They rely 100% on foreign volunteers. I had the privilege, along with Dr. Priya Sharma and Nurse Annice Bascik, to do cataract surgery to help these people. About $250,000 of supplies were brought down and donated as well. Support came from Dr. Brad Feldman and Dr. Sarah Kuchar of Wills Eye, Surgical Eye Expeditions, Alcon and Allergan.
opthalmology work in belize

Dr. Michael Wong providing indigent care in Belize City, assisted by Nurse Annice Bacsik. Annice has been assisting Dr. Wong in eye surgery for over 33 years.


dr. michael wong and volunteers in belize

The team, who worked diligently from 7 in the morning to 9 at night: Frank, Dr. Sharma, Dr. Wong (back); Caroline, Leolyn, Annice (middle); Ifile (front). Frank, Caroline, Leolyn and Ifile are native workers for the Belize Council for the Visually Impaired.


cataract surgery

Annice Bacsik handing Dr. Wong antibiotic medicine prior to injection.


dr. wong checks up on a patient in belize

Dr. Michael Wong examining a patient in preparation for cataract surgery.


cataract surgery patient

“This is why we do it.” A patient forever grateful for his new eyes, with Drs. Wong and Priya Sharma.


eye examination

Dr. Priya Sharma, a resident from Wills Eye Hospital who learned the manual cataract surgery techniques from Dr. Wong on this mission, examining a patient post-operatively.

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Eye Opening, by Colin Goedecke

A pterygium is a benign but often bothersome growth of the conjunctiva which can be removed via a surgical procedure. Thank you to Colin Goedecke for penning such a beautiful poem to Dr. Miedziak while reflecting upon his successful pterygium surgery.

Eye Opening
contemplation on a pterygium

I lie down quietly,
on the operating table,
to have a veil removed,
skillfully scalpeled away.
A pterygium, triangular,
from the Greek:
a kind of wing ~
though not for flight.
Yet feel sure the surgery
is beyond physical:
is, in stereo, metaphysical,
a Sacred Optometry
to further free my inner eye.
To create a greater opening
through which I can
more clearly, unobstructedly
perceive the alchemies,
beauties, totalities
of the light and life around me.

Colin Goedecke
on Kitchell Pond
Loantaka Brook Reservation
Convent Station, NJ
Mid-November, 2016

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