Dr. Shalu Pal

  • "If you want quality and wonderful service, please go to Dr. Shalu Pal! The patience, care, and true concern that Dr. Pal has for her clients is wonderful. "

    --Seleena J
  • " I was pleasantly surprised by finding a hidden gem within Dr. Pal's office"

  • "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! "

    --Natalie M.
  • "My wife and I, highly recommend Dr. Pal. The staff, the service, the merchandise, are all top notch. They really make you feel welcomed. It has been several years since I have been able to see this well !!! You and your staff are the best !!!! "

    --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."

    --Ahmad S
  • "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"

    --A. Howlett
  • " 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!"

    --A. Mclean



Retinal disorders are a leading cause of vision loss in elderly people.As with every other part of the body your vision changes as a normal part of aging. Although visual changes are not preventable advances in technology have significantly decreased the inconvenience of vision problems. Aging can affect near distance and peripheral vision.

Common vision problems include:

  • Presbyopia
  • The development of cataracts
  • Flashes and floaters
  • Low vision
  • Glaucoma
  • Dry eyes
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration

Retinal disorders are a leading cause of vision loss in elderly people. Early detection and treatment by your eyecare practitioner can slow or stop vision loss. Some of the common retinal conditions include:

  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Diabetic Retinopathy

Low vision is another common result of ageing eyes. People with low vision have severely reduced visual acuities and/or significantly restricted fields of view. Low vision services do not aim to cure the cause of the vision problem rather to utilize a person's remaining vision to its fullest potential. A wide array of low vision aids and devices for various degrees and types of vision loss are available. These include materials to compensate for light and glare given the person's ability to operate the aids.

To help keep your eyes healthy small lifestyle changes might make a big difference. These include such things as:

  • Increasing levels of lighting around the house
  • Wearing sunglasses with ultraviolet light protection
  • Having the correct eyewear for close work driving and other activities
  • Being aware of any new or unusual eye symptoms

Regular eye examinations by your eyecare practitioner are essential to monitor the development of vision changes. Learn what to expect from an appointment with your eyecare provider. He or she will be able to determine the best form of corrective eyewear for you. These might include the following:

Reading Glasses

These are ideal for people who only have difficulty seeing printed matter. They may be worn solely for close work or may be worn in conjunction with contact lenses that are prescribed for distance vision. Reading glasses are available in a wide range of lightweight attractive designs. Inexpensive reading glasses are readily available over-the-counter at retail stores but your eyecare practitioner might prescribe higher quality lenses.

Multifocal and Progressive Lenses

Glasses with bifocal trifocal or progressive addition lenses (PALs) are the most common methods used for correcting presbyopia. Two or three sections make up the bifocal and trifocal lenses to enable vision at different distances. The upper portion of the lens has a prescription for distance vision while the lower portion contains a prescription for close work.

Advances in progressive lens materials have allowed companies to produce thin lightweight lenses known as multifocals without the distinctive line separating the visual fields. These provide wearers with a gradual change in prescription strength between distance and near vision. They have a clear 'corridor' where objects at an intermediate distance such as arm's length are in focus thereby avoiding a sharp image transition when eyes move from one distance zone to another.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal contact lens technology has advanced considerably providing wearers with more comfort choice and style. These are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable materials. They offer the convenience of contact lenses with the ability to have clear distance intermediate and near vision. The popularity of these contact lens designs has resulted in numerous choices from most major contact lens companies.

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