Phyllis Rakow, our Director of Contact Lens Services, was inducted into the
National Academy of Opticianry‘s Hall of Fame! She was inducted at Vision Expo East in New York City on March 23. Phyllis is certified as an Ophthalmic Medical Technologist and Master of Contact Lens Technology and was honored for her contributions as a speaker, author, and educator in the field of contact lenses.
She also recently celebrated her 20th anniversary with Princeton Eye Group. We couldn’t be prouder of Phyllis and all of her achievements!
The doctors at the Princeton Eye Group strive to give back to both the local and international community. This weekend, Dr. Michael Wong gave a lecture during a course to help train the next generation of Third World cataract mission surgeons at the Wills Eye Hospital. Have you found your Ikigai?
Congratulations to Ben, our Technician, for earning his Blue Belt! Craig, an Optician at The Optical Shoppe of The Princeton Eye Group, is bestowing this award on Ben. Well done, gents!
We were thrilled to participate in the Olivia’s Wellness Connection Presents “Pressa Has Heart – Healthy Hearts Matter!”
It was held at Princeton Family YMCA where Katie Seiler, our Ophthalmic Technician and Sam Morgenstern, The Optical Shoppe Manager, shared insights and provided complimentary services with the event attendees.
We are excited to announce that Princeton Eye Group’s very own Phyllis Rakow, COMT, is being recognized yet again for her outstanding contributions in her field of eye care.
The National Academy of Opticianry will be inducting her into their Hall of Fame at the upcoming Vision Expo East meeting this spring. Here’s a page from the NAO newsletter.
A well deserved honor. Congratulations Phyllis!
Dr. Michael Wong and Annice Bacsik are back on the mission wagon. They traveled last week to Belize City, Belize, and worked with compassion from sunrise till sunset. Together they removed dozens of the world’s most difficult cataracts, restoring sight to their grateful patients. The Princeton Eye Group is now celebrating their safe return home with gratitude.
From Dr. Wong:
“It was wonderful to go to Belize City to take care of their indigent who needed cataract surgery. What made this trip extra special was that we brought along Lucas Bonafede, a senior resident from Wills Eye Hospital, the nation’s no. 1 residency program, to teach him the “low tech” ways which were required to help them using the rudimentary equipment they have. But of course, what matters most is that we truly cured blindness in 45 patients. These patients’ cases were as bad as I’ve ever seen. Completely blind. All did well.”