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Happy 40th Birthday, Princeton Eye Group!

The doctors and staff at The Princeton Eye group are both excited and humbled to carry on the tradition of excellence in eye care that started as one young ophthalmologist’s dream 40 years ago.

Our very own Dr. Stephen Felton still has the original Histacount appointment book, noting that the first patient was seen on August 11, 1980, the same year that he received the prestigious Shipman award at the Wills Eye annual conference.

We are all inspired by the drive of a young physician, full of confidence and new skills, uncertain about the future yet knowing what was in his capacity to create. What a legacy.

Happy 40th birthday Princeton Eye Group!

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Hello from the boardroom!

The doctors and staff at the Princeton Eye Group are working together everyday to serve our patients as safely as possible. Thank you for trusting in us, and hello from the boardroom! #staysafe #wearamask
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Princeton Eye Group Re-Open May 26, 2020

Dear Valued Patients,

In accordance with the State of NJ and our professional organization guidance, we are excited to begin offering elective surgery and office exams beginning Tuesday, May 26.  Please be aware that our schedules will be significantly limited, in order to provide the safest environment for your eye care.  Your understanding is greatly appreciated as we endeavor to take care of our most needy cases first.

If you had previously-scheduled surgery from March 20-May 25, our Surgical Coordinators will be contacting you to re-schedule your cancelled surgery.

If you have surgery scheduled for May 26 or later, you will be contacted to confirm or re-schedule your surgery.

For patients who require office exams, you may call our offices to schedule your exam and/or test.  Please understand that we expect a very high volume of calls, and may not be able to respond in a timely manner.  You may also submit your request through our website.

All patients (surgical or office) will be required to follow specific protocols before being treated.  These requirements will be posted on our website, as well as given to all patients who make an appointment.  Please see our website to understand the precautions and steps we are taking to ensure your safety, and the safety of our employees.  We look forward with hope for taking care of you soon.

All patients and staff are required to wear masks, and are checked for elevated temperatures and screening questions before entering the office.

All patients and staff are required to wear masks, and are checked for elevated temperatures and screening questions before entering the office.

All surfaces in contact with patients are sanitized after every patient. Other surfaces near staff and patients are wiped down at least hourly.

All surfaces in contact with patients are sanitized after every patient.  Other surfaces near staff and patients are wiped down at least hourly.

Patient appointments are limited, to allow for safe social distancing. Only patients are permitted in the office.

Patient appointments are limited, to allow for safe social distancing.  Only patients are permitted in the office.

Newly-installed plexiglass safety partitions in our offices.

Newly-installed plexiglass safety partitions in our offices.

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4/29/20 COVID-19 Situation Update

At the Princeton Eye Group, our patients’ health is our top priority. As we believe that maintaining ocular health is essential to ones’ well-being, we have taken several measures to keep you, our staff and our doctors safe.

  • All routine appointments are being rescheduled for a later date. Our staff will be in contact with you about the status of your upcoming appointment. We hope to begin seeing patients for routine eye exams soon.
  • Many of our Ophthalmologists and Optometrists are now offering a wide-range of Telehealth consultation options to help our patients be seen under appropriate circumstances. Please call our office to ask about scheduling a Telehealth appointment.
  • Currently, we are seeing patients in the office only for medically-necessary follow-up appointments and emergencies, including emergency contact lens patients.
  • Prior to any scheduled office appointment, all patients will receive a phone call. You will be asked a series of questions related to your health, to ensure that it is safe for you to attend your appointment.
  • All patients and employees will be screened prior to entering our office with health related questions and a non-contact temperature check.
  • All patients and employees are required to wear a mask at all times while in our offices.
  • In accordance with our Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan, we have taken several steps to practice safe social distancing in our offices. These include limiting the number of patients allowed in the waiting room, spacing out available seating, and rigorous cleaning. You may be asked to wait in your vehicle after checking in, and will be called when our team is ready to start your appointment.
  • Only patients are allowed inside the office. If you require an essential companion for mobility or communication purposes, please limit this to only one person.
  • We continue to practice rigorous environmental hygiene: disinfecting exam rooms and equipment between every patient, and other areas in our office on a frequent schedule. We have reduced our patient schedules in order to practice social distancing, and to ensure that our office hygiene is maintained at the highest level.

For patients in need of eye surgery (cataract, glaucoma, cornea, LASIK, and Oculoplastics):

Your continued patience is much appreciated. Currently we are not performing any elective eye surgery, as per current New Jersey state regulations. We are closely monitoring developments on a weekly basis, and have a robust safety protocol in place at our surgical centers. We will be scheduling patients in the office for surgery consultations and pre-surgery exams in the near future, in order to resume surgical care as soon as it is safely possible. Our team is keeping a database of patients who are in need of surgery, and we will be in contact with you as developments unfold in the coming weeks.

Most of all, we want you – our patients – to stay healthy. If you have any questions, please call our office staff for further assistance.

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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!!!!

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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!

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March 26, 2020 at 12:38PM

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3/27/20 Announcement – Telemedicine Consults

Dear Valued Patients,

Due to the extended coronavirus emergency, Princeton Eye Group doctors are offering patients telemedicine consults. We are using for online video consultations. Please understand these are necessarily limited in scope, but many patients may benefit from these engagements.

All existing patients who have had their non-urgent exams cancelled will be offered the option for telemedicine consultation to discuss any ongoing eye care and concern. Any patient who calls with a new eye problem will be either offered an in office appointment or a telemedicine video consultation based on the appropriate screening. Your insurance information will be verified. Then you will be offered a date and window of time see the doctor, and you will be given a link to enter the virtual waiting room.

The following physicians are participating:

Richard Wong, MD
David Reynolds, MD
Anita Miedziak, MD
Samuel Liu, MD, PhD
John Epstein, MD
Suzanne Jadico, MD
Sarah Kuchar, MD
Peter Murr, MD

We hope that in this time of need, this service might be of value. Please stay safe, and follow all guidance from our health authorities.

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IMPORTANT COVID-19 Announcement as of 3/22/20

Upon guidance from the US CDC, the State of New Jersey and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, effective immediately, all routine eyecare appointments and elective surgical procedures are cancelled through April 15. Patients will be called at a later date to reschedule, once we are sure of re-opening for regular care. We will continue to evaluate our community situation, and will make updates on this website, our Facebook page, and on our phone system.

All intra-vitreal injection patients will continue to receive their scheduled treatments.

We are transitioning to a system of emergent and urgent eyecare only. Our phone system and website are active for these cases. Some of our doctors will offer tele-medicine options. We will evaluate each situation on an individual basis. All patients who are asked to come into the office will be required to accept the following:

1. You do not have a cough, fever or shortness of breath.
2. You have not knowingly been exposed to anyone with risk factors or symptoms for COVID-19.
3. Your temperature will be taken before entering the office and if you have an elevated temperature, or any of the above conditions, you will not be admitted into the office and will be referred to an appropriate specialist/hospital that can care for you.
4. Please wear a mask if you have one.

Thank you for understanding and abiding by our government’s and practice’s regulations. We hope to return to service all of our communities’ needs in the near future, but for now, please allow us to tend to the most urgent of eye issues.

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