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Phyllis Rakow

With bittersweet sweet emotions, but overwhelming pride, the Princeton Eye Group would like to announce that Phyllis Rakow, COMT is taking an extended sabbatical from her clinical duties.

Phyllis has served patients at the Princeton Eye Group for more than 21 years. She has had a profound impact on so many patients who were told that ‘nothing else can be done’ to help them improve their vision. Her legacy of patient care and teaching nationwide has left an indelible footprint in her field. We are honored and humbled to have her as part of the Princeton Eye Group team.

We have a great team of Eyecare professionals who are currently seeing patients in all our offices. Please call to set-up your next appointment and mention that you have been a patient of Phyllis’. Our staff will ensure that your Eyecare is transferred appropriately.

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Welcome our newest ophthalmologist, Dr. Michele Solarte

The Princeton Eye Group is pleased to announce and welcome our newest ophthalmologist, directly from The Wills Eye Hospital, Dr. Michele Solarte!

dr. michele solarteBorn and raised in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Solarte received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Medical Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, where she graduated magna cum laude. She then returned to Philadelphia to attend medical school at Jefferson Medical College. At Jefferson, she was inducted into the Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honors Society. She went on to complete her transitional year internship at Crozer Chester Medical Center followed by her ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital.

While at Wills, Dr. Solarte received high-level training in all ophthalmic subspecialties, gaining experience in the medical and surgical management of cataracts, glaucoma, diseases of the retina, cornea, optic nerve, and eyelids and orbit. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. She has contributed to the medical literature with multiple research publications and has presented her work at national conferences.

Dr. Solarte is dedicated to public health on a global scale. In college, she founded a local chapter of a global health organization that continues to thrive today. She has participated in medical mission trips to various countries such as Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, and most recently Belize, where she performed vision-restoring manual small incision cataract surgery for patients suffering from blindness from advanced cataracts.

In her spare time, Dr. Solarte enjoys painting, hiking, skiing, traveling, and is a devout Philadelphia sports fan.

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Jill Sobule performs “Supermodel” featuring Project One

A note from Dr. John Epstein: Ok folks, I got a brief distraction for you. This one is big. I mean HUGE (for me at least😊!)

An extremely rare and special collaborative performance with Jill Sobule and Project One, putting our own spin on her hit song, “Supermodel” from the soundtrack to the hit movie Clueless.

Jill Sobule’s amazing voice, boundless energy, and fun-loving attitude made this memorable performance one for the record books. I was so honored to be a part of it and to get to share the stage with this legend and hero of mine.

This was the finale for the fantastic benefit concert, “A Concert For Hope” benefiting the Kibuye Hope Eye Hospital in Africa. Please enjoy!!!!

More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiH_W5OcD8M&feature=youtu.be

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April 14, 2020 at 04:03PM

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Thank you to all of our patients and staff for your understanding with Princeton Eye Group’s commitment to #socialdistancing.

Thank you to all of our patients and staff for your understanding with Princeton Eye Group’s commitment to #socialdistancing.

Need a diversion from the quarantine? Check out the newest video from Princeton Eye Group’s benefit show last November, with what is possibly the best cover of Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” in history!!! (we’re just a little biased 😉).

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Project One Youtube channel (It’s free!!!!)

This one features:

John Kelly- Lead Vocals (call center)
Mike Wong- Piano (Ophthalmologist)
Katelyn Malik- Background vocals (technician)
Sam Morgenstern- Bass (emeritus Optical Shop Manager)
Justin Epstein- Guitar (Dr. Epstein’s son)
John Epstein- Guitar (ophthalmologist and guitarist for Project One)
John Ferrigno- Drums (guest from Project One)

Enjoy and be safe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIUzfKg4_BI

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More info @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIUzfKg4_BI

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March 26, 2020 at 12:38PM

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Relief from Dry Eye and Poor Vision

relief from dry eye and poor vision

Dr. Tiffani Methvien specializes in fitting the Custom Stable, a scleral contact lens that is specially designed to significantly reduce burning, dryness, and irritation. This unique lens creates a natural chamber of moisture between the lens and cornea that smooths out corneal imperfections while acting as a barrier against environmental challenges such as wind, air conditioning, and heat. In addition, the Custom Stable’s incredible refractive properties can restore vision for patients suffering vision loss due to keratoconus, corneal transplants, soft lens intolerance, and other complications. Contact Dr. Tiffani Methvien today to get fit in the Custom Stable and significantly improve your quality of life.

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5th PEG Cares Day

On Sat. March 7, 2020, we held our 5th “PEG Cares” Day. This is an ongoing charity program of Princeton Eye Group doctors and employees giving back to the community that we serve. Underserved patients, who are selected and scheduled by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Clinic at the U Penn/ Princeton Medical Center, are seen free-of-charge for their eye conditions. If required, patients are also offered highly discounted glasses through the Optical Shoppe. Dr. Peter Murr was the volunteer physician today. A big thank you to our staff members who volunteered their own time and effort to make today another success: Agnes, Randi, Katie S, Naya, Melissa, Jody, and Parul. Thanks for all you do for our patients!

princeton eye group eye charity work Princeton Eye Group supports the community

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Princeton Eye Group “All Stars” in a Benefit Concert

The Princeton Eye Group held a fantastic benefit concert on November 12, 2019, raising over $23,000 for Dr. John Cropsey and Kibuye Hope Eye Hospital in Burundi, Africa. As part of that of that concert, we utilized talent directly from our office, The Princeton Eye Group “All Stars”.

The band included:

  • Lead and Background Vocals: Katelyn Malik (technician)
  • Lead and Background Vocals: John Kelly (call center)
  • Background Vocals: Madeline Epstein (Dr. Epstein’s daughter)
  • Piano: Dr. Michael Wong (ophthalmologist)
  • Bass: Sam Morgenstern (emeritus head of our optical shop)
  • Acoustic and Electric Guitar: Dr. John Epstein (ophthalmologist and also member of Project One)
  • Electric Guitar and Keyboards: Justin Epstein (Dr. Epstein’s son)
  • Drums: John Ferrigno (special guest from Project One)

At the show, the original band from Hightstown, Project One also played a set and the headliner of the night was world renowned recording artist, Jill Sobule. To see more videos as they become available, subscribe to the Project One Youtube page.

For more information about Kibuye Hope Eye Hospital of to donate, visit: https;//give.serge.org/p-765-hope-africa-eye-care-intl-referral-center.aspx. The Kibuye Hope project is a teaching hospital in one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world, Burundi, Africa. Funds raised will be used to help create a sustainable eye surgery training program in the country of roughly 15 million people. “Our needs to expand access to care are so great and pressing,” reports John Cropsey, MD, who was dedicated his life to the cause. “Every day is a fight for survival. The average life expectancy for someone with a cataract is only 5 years here. Their ‘disease’ can be permanently cured with a $50 operation. We’re not just saving vision here, we’re saving lives.”

Dr. Cropsey trained at Wills Eyes Hospital in Philadelphia and, along with his wife and 3 kids, has been living and working in Africa since finishing his residency in 2009. All donations support his incredible work in this impoverished but vibrant nation.

  • Videographers: Jesse Russinski, John Guarino, Rishabh Kancherla, Morgan Cowperthwaite
  • IV Video edited by Dr. John Epstein

Corporate sponsors/donors for the event included: Princeton Eye Group, Hugh Miller, Wills Eye Foundation, Easton Shopping Center, Eye Point Pharma, Glaukos, Leigh Visual Imaging Solutions, 94.5 WPST

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Successful Mission Trip to Belize City

Dr. Michael Wong and Annice Bacsik just returned from another successful mission trip to Belize City, this time joined by Wills Eye resident, and future Princeton Eye Group physician, Dr. Michele Markovitz! The trio worked with compassion from sunrise till sunset. Together they performed some of the world’s most challenging cataract surgeries, restoring sight to their grateful patients. The Princeton Eye Group is now celebrating their safe return home with gratitude.

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Help provide the gift of sight to those in need in Burundi

Help The Princeton Eye Group raise funds for the Kibuye Hope Project! A new line of adult and children’s clothing is available on Etsy, and a percentage of sales will be donated to the Kibuye Project. Clothing can be purchased at http://etsy.me/2DLSHsr (see the EyeCare items). All orders will be mailed directly to the buyer.

The Kibuye Hope Project is a teaching hospital in Burundi, Africa, one of the poorest and most densely populated countries in the world. The hospital provides free treatment and surgeries to the people of this central African country, providing the gift of sight with a 15-minute cataract procedure. The hospital also fights to reduce the effects of retinoblastoma, a form of pediatric eye cancer, and a variety of other eye diseases.

Please help today by shopping online for a variety of Princeton Eye Group, Wills Laser Vision, Project One and #👁care clothing.

Thank you in advance for helping us make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves!


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