Princeton Eye Group, the highly respected ophthalmology practice, has a longstanding tradition of giving back to communities, near and far. Their most recent example is “PEG Cares Day,” the brainchild of Rutgers University student Katerina Liu, daughter of PEG surgeon and partner, Doctor Samuel Liu.
Several of the doctors from PEG have embarked on incredibly successful, impactful, and rewarding medical missions around the globe. “When I discussed the possibility of Katerina joining me on an international surgical mission, she instead suggested that there are many patients who live locally who are in need of charity care,” said Dr. Liu. “So Katerina came up with the idea of providing compassionate care for local patients in need. She organized and set up PEG Cares Day for the first time last year, and we are continuing this today.”
The day, staffed by volunteer employees of Princeton Eye Group, provided those in need with eye exams at no cost. According to Katerina, “The patients were referred by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Clinic at the Medical Center of Princeton. Our goal is to treat those who do not have health insurance or the ability to pay.”
Following a workup by volunteer technicians, all patients received a consultation with Dr. Liu. Those requiring glasses were referred to the Optical Shoppe and offered glasses for as little as $25 a pair, with payment plans spread out without interest so as not to burden the patient.
“This was our second of what is sure to be many PEG Cares Days,” remarked Dr. Liu. “Service is part of our DNA — whether it is traveling with Doctors Without Borders, or volunteering time at local clinics and schools, all of our partners and staff believe in the importance of giving back to our community. It is rewarding to make an impact for some of those closest to us who would not otherwise have access to expert eye care.”
“I am so proud of my dad and the team at PEG,” said Katerina. “The gratitude expressed by the patients and the looks on their faces and those of their family members makes it all worthwhile to say the least,” she added.
About Princeton Eye Group. Princeton Eye Group is a team of the most highly-trained eye care specialists in Central New Jersey. Their three locations in Princeton, Monroe, and Somerset are staffed by expert Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Opticians, including partners Stephen Felton, Michael Wong, Richard Wong, R. David Reynolds, Anita Miedziak, Samuel Liu, John Epstein, Suzanne Jadico and Sarah Kuchar. From corrective lenses in glasses and contacts to emergency care and advanced ocular surgery, they offer complete eye care for all ages. Many patients turn to Princeton Eye Group’s state-of-the-art refractive center Wills Laser Vision at Princeton for laser vision correction (LASIK).
Princeton Eye Group, 419 North Harrison Street, Suite 104, Princeton. 609-921-9437. 1600 Perrineville Road, Monroe. 609-655-8808. 900 Easton Avenue, Somerset. 732-565-9550 www.princetoneyegroup.com