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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!


from Princeton Eye Group link

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Support the Kibuye Hope Project in style with Princeton Eye Group clothing

eye care graphicsAfter sponsoring a highly successful charity concert featuring our very own Dr. John Epstein’s band Project One, The Princeton Eye Group is continuing to raise funds for the Kibuye Hope Project. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Project when purchasing #👁care clothing and merchandise online.

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. In the US the mortality rate is less than 5%, however in Africa it is great than 70%.

Please help today by shopping online for a variety of Princeton Eye Group, Wills Laser Vision, Project One and #👁care clothing at http://etsy.me/2DLSHsr

All orders will be mailed directly to your home. Thank you in advance for helping us make a difference to those less fortunate than ourselves!

 

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PEG Cares Day – Fall/Winter 2019

On Sat. November 2, Dr. Stephen Felton and staff volunteered their time and skills for our fourth PEG Cares Day.  Over a dozen needy patients were seen at no cost.  They were referred from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Clinic at Penn Medicine Princeton Health.  Thanks to Dr. Felton, Meredith, Melissa, Katerina, Phyllis and Alexis for your service to our community!
peg cares eyecare for charity
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Concert of Hope on November 12, 2019

Our “A Concert for Hope” raised nearly $25k to help save lives and provide vital eye care to the impoverished nation of Burundi, Africa and specifically the Kibuye Eye Clinic. The sold-out show took place on Tuesday, November 12th at Hopewell Theatre and featured the musical talents of several Princeton Eye Group doctors and staff. Thanks to all of our sponsors and attendees as well as performers PEG All-Stars, Project One and headliner Jill Sobule.

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In the News: 4 Princeton doctors at The Princeton Eye Group were named among New Jersey’s Top Doctors for 2019​ by Healthy Living Magazine

Congratulations to Doctors Epstein, Jadico, Reynolds, and Wong for being named among New Jersey’s Top Doctors by Healthy Living Magazine, as recently reported by Patch.

Healthy Living Magazine, provided by NJTopDocs.com, considers itself a “trusted and exclusive healthcare resource” featuring only reviewed and approved top doctors and dentists. The magazine says it only reviews and approves providers based on merit after they have been extensively vetted.

 

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The AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal intraocular lens implant by Alcon

trifocal interocular lens implant

The doctors of the Princeton Eye Group pride themselves on always being on the forefront of technology. This week our doctors were among the very first in the country to offer and implant the AcrySof IQ PanOptix Trifocal intraocular lens implant by Alcon. This is the first and only FDA-approved trifocal lens implant, offering an exceptional range of distance, intermediate, and near vision to further reduce the need for glasses after cataract surgery.

Read Alcon’s press release on this exciting new development in ophthalmology here.

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Lindsay Sobel’s Inspiring Story

With the help of Novartis, the Princeton Eye Group had the honor to hear from guest speaker (and PEG employee!) Lindsay Sobel last week.

Lindsay’s talk “All the things eye didn’t know” detailed her journey over the last several years as a patient through various doctors’ offices. Although Lindsay’s battle ultimately resulted in the loss of her eye, she is using her experience to help educate others.

Her talk was both moving and inspiring for our doctors and staff, helping everyone to gain perspective on how each interaction, no matter how trivial, can make or break the patient’s experience. We look forward to hearing more of Lindsay’s brave journey.

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We are thrilled to welcome our new Ophthalmologist, Dr. Peter Murr!

We are thrilled to welcome our new Ophthalmologist, Dr. Peter Murr! Dr. Murr provides comprehensive ophthalmology services, cataract surgery, in-office laser and minor procedures, speaks intermediate Mandarin, and is bilingual English/Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys reading, soccer, and tennis.

Please be sure to welcome Dr. Murr the next time you’re in the office!

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