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"Finally a doctor who is extremely knowledgeable, patient and explains things clearly. She is a wonderful human being who really takes the time to care for your needs. The office has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff are just as helpful as Dr. Pal. "
"I couldn't ask for a better Optometrist. She is a delight to deal with, very patient, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. She was very good with my kids who can be very fussy at times.. And who could ask for a more beautiful location. Highly Recommend!
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--Steve and Maria L.
"We barely go to optometrists so when we do, we should look for the best! I am super pleased I chose Dr. Pal\'s office. They were helpful from beginning to end, from booking on the phone to my actual visit. Dr. Pal was very detailed and went in-depth about my eye health. She is very patient and made me feel calm. The optician helped me pick a great pair of glasses, they were genuinely friendly which is a huge bonus."
"I have been going to Dr. Pal for several years now. My most recent visit on June 6, 2016 was the best experience there that I have ever had. Firstly, the women on the desk were friendly and efficient - a very good prelude to my examination. Dr. Pal, herself, was, as usual, very thorough and encouraging in her examination. And she puts you at ease before we get into the eyes examination by discussing other things in life. That helps to ease any stress I may have. And they now have a man in the office who does that difficult examination (name of which I do not know!). He is so patient and encouraging and made the exam not so difficult for me this time. After all that, I saw Dr. Pal again before I left and she told me my eyes were good! Even had the news been not so good, I believe that I would be able to handle it because I truly believe that Dr. Pal and her staff would have taken good care of me. I will always go back to Dr. Pal and members of her team because I truly believe"
" I have been to a few appointments at Dr. Pal\'s office over the last year for dry eye issues and every time it has been a very positive experience. The 3 receptionists at the front desk are warm and friendly. They are attentive and provide a very high level of customer service. I appreciate that they call me by name and remembered conversations we had at previous visits. I find Dr. Pal to be an excellent practitioner who is very thorough with her exams, has a lovely personality and takes the time to answer any and all questions that may arise. I am happy with the computer glasses I purchased and value the honest opinions I received from the staff when selecting frames. It was refreshing to have multiple opinions on styles and I felt they truly wanted me to walk out with a frame that was best suited to me. I highly recommend Dr. Pal \'s office! As a health care practitioner myself, I think all health care experiences should be this personilzed and friendly!"
Am I a Candidate for Laser Surgery?
Am I a Candidate for Laser Surgery?
It is critical that a potential laser vision correction candidate has obtained a stable prescription for at least one year.
We believe that there are many things you should consider before determining whether laser vision correction is right for you. Laser vision correction is a surgical procedure and should be approached in the same manner as any other surgery you may have; questions should b...Read More
Choosing a Surgeon for LASIK Refractive surgery in general and LASIK in particular have received a lot of attention over the past several years, with more and more people electing to seek out more permanent ways to reduce their dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses
Two of the most difficult variables for potential LASIK candidates to evaluate when they are searching for the best place to have their surgery done are the "cost" of the procedure and the "skill" of the surgeon who will perform this intrica...Read More
Different Types of LASIK Surgery
Different Types of LASIK Surgery
A device called a wavefront analyzer measures the way light travels through your eye and compares it to the way light travels through an eye with perfect vision.
1. LASIK LASIK an acronym for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis (ker’’ah-to-mih-lu-sis) is currently the most common type of laser vision correction. It can correct nearsightedness farsightedness and astigmatism . Light is properly...Read More
How does LASIK Work? Cool rays of light from the Excimer Laser reshapes the inner tissue of the cornea with up to .25 microns of accuracy. In order for light to focus more clearly on the retina the outer window of the eye and the cornea must be of the proper curvature.
After your eye has been numbed with "eye drop" anesthesia an eyelid speculum will be positioned to hold your eyelids open. The microkeratome is used to create a protective flap that is folded back.
Cool rays of light from the Excimer Laser ...Read More
Intralase LASIK Surgery IntraLase makes it possible to operate on many patients who were not considered candidates due to their thin corneas. LASIK an acronym for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis (ker ah-to-mih-lu-sis) is currently the most common type of laser vision correction. It can correct nearsightedness farsightedness and astigmatism. During the LASIK procedure light is properly focused on the retina by permanently reshaping the central area of the cornea. The cornea is the transparent dome-like structure that...Read More
Laser Surgery Expectations Laser Surgery Expectations What kind of results can I expect?
Although no one can promise patients "perfect" or 20/20 vision most laser patients no longer need glasses or contacts to drive play sports watch TV or participate in careers requiring excellent vision such as police and fire fighters. Even those who are severely nearsighted farsighted and astigmatic can be treated - and achieve outstanding results.
The goal of laser vision correction is to achieve the best visual result in the...Read More
LASIK FAQs The time before the procedure will give you a chance to visit with your ophthalmologist and ask any last minute questions...
How long does the procedure take?
The actual laser procedure itself usually takes less than a minute per eye. It can take a little longer or a little less depending on the correction done. Including preparation time you can expect LASIK will take approximately 10-15 minutes per eye.
Your office visit on the day of the procedure should take about an h...Read More
LASIK Surgery: Am I a Good Candidate? LASIK Surgery: Am I a Good Candidate?
Refractive surgery has made great strides during these last few years, both in the accuracy of its results and in its overall safety. It has become extremely popular with people who are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism because it greatly reduces their dependence on their eyewear, either contact lenses or glasses. However, it is still surgery, and must be treated as such, not as if it is merely a cosmetic iss...Read More
The Cost of Laser Surgery What might initially appear as a reasonably priced procedure might be quite expensive after the added costs. As with any important purchase cost is a major deciding factor. Before comparing final prices offered by different laser surgery centres it is important to understand what contributes to these costs and which services are or are not included in the quoted price.
Some prices include pre-operative consultations to determine if you are a candidate for laser surgery; others include ...Read More
The Importance of Yearly Eye Exams (Post-Surgery) An annual eye examination should be performed as insurance for maintaining good vision and proper eye health. Follow-up care after laser vision correction is very important during the first year following surgery. In the small chance that a complication does occur if diagnosed early and treated quickly it is extremely rare to have any long-term negative effects. Post-operative exams at our clinic are scheduled on a routine basis to ensure the best possible visual outcome and that your eye...Read More