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
How to Choose the Perfect Frames


Choosing the Perfect Eyeglass Frames

Although eyeglass styles vary from year to year there is a standard set of principles that can help you select the perfect frames. Besides serving a primary function of allowing people to see clearly eyeglasses also allow wearers to express their sense of fashion. Although eyeglass styles vary from year to year there is a standard set of principles that can help you select the perfect frames. These guidelines work mostly according to the shape of your face but they also consider your eye colour hairstyle and skin tone. People are usually overwhelmed when they must choose a pair of eyeglasses from a large collection; this guide will save you time and frustration by narrowing down your alternatives.

There are three key notions to bear in mind when selecting eyeglass frames. First the shape of the frame should complement the shape of your face. Second the size of the frame should be proportionate to the size of your face. Finally the frames should emphasize your best facial feature.

Face Shapes

While each face is uniquely composed of various angles and contours seven basic face shapes have been identified. These include: oval oblong round square base-down triangle diamond and base-up triangle. Below is a description of each face shape as well as the type of frame that balances each shape. Once you have determined your face shape it will be easy to predict how the eyeglass frames will effect your overall look. You should consult your eyecare practitioner if you are unsure of your face shape or would like assistance in selecting a frame style.


An oval face is considered to be ideal as almost any frame shape is complementary. Due to the face’s balanced proportions you can choose from large or small frames and square or round ones. You should select frames that are at least as wide as the broadest section of the face.


The oblong face is longer than it is wide so that it appears long and thin. The forehead cheek and jaw have similar widths. To make the face appear shorter and wider choose frames that extend beyond the broadest part of the face ones with strong horizontal lines or with decorative or contrasting colour to draw attention to the temples. Frames with low temples and bridges can also shorten the face.


A round face appears full with few angles and proportional width and length. Square or angular frames can offset the roundness by looking crisp and sharp while oval or round frames can soften your face. You should select frames that are no wider than the broadest part of your face.


A square face has a strong jaw line angular cheekbones and a broad forehead. Oval or round frames will downplay your face’s geometric lines and elongate your face while rectangular or triangular frames will create a stark modern look.

Base-down triangle

The triangular face has a narrow forehead that tapers out at the cheek and chin areas. To add width and emphasis to the upper part of the face select slightly curved frames that have colour weight or detail at the top of the frame.


Diamond shaped faces have narrow foreheads that widen at the eye line and cheekbones and narrow again to a small chin. Slightly top-heavy curved frames that are no wider than the tip of the cheekbones can accentuate the eyes.

Base-Up Triangle

This face shape has a broad forehead that narrows to a small chin. Frames that are wide at the bottom or that are manufactured from light colours or materials can minimize the upper width of the face.

Other Facial Considerations

The colour and proportionality of your eyes the shape and placement of your eyebrows you hair colour texture and hairline and the outline of your nose are all secondary physical features that you should consider when selecting frames.


You can coordinate or contrast the colour of your frames with you eye colour. However this might be difficult to do as there is such a variety and mix of eye colours.


Dark frames blend well with brown or black hair and they provide a stark contrast for light hair. Metal frames blend with any hair colour while transparent and light-coloured frames are best for fair haired people. People with bangs should avoid large or heavy glasses that can conceal too much of their face. Short hair emphasizes the shape of the eyeglasses as the face is left open and clean-cut. Long hair is best counter-balanced with smaller frames.


All skin tones can be divided into two categories; cool complexions with blue or pink undertones and warm complexions with yellow or beige undertones. The frame colours should complement your skin tone.


By wearing eyeglasses you can balance your nose with your other facial features. If your nose is narrow you should fit the bridge of your glasses high on your nose; if your nose is low and wide you should fit the bridge low on your nose.

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