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"

    --Naveed
  • "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. "

    --Mikail
  • "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
Keep Eyes Safely On The Ball


Keep Eyes Safely On The Ball "Most youth sporting leagues don t require protective eyewear so parents should take special care to ensure their children s eye safety." Noah was seven years old when an errant paintball smashed into his left eye and sent him from the sidelines of his brothers game to the emergency room.

"I remember being very dizzy and I couldn t stop vomiting " said Noah. "I had to wait in the hospital for my eye pressure to go down and for all the blood to drain out of my eye."

Noah later developed a cataract and a detached retina in his left eye; he subsequently underwent successful surgery to repair the traumatic cataract and retinal detachment. In spite of the fact that his traumatic cataract has been removed and his retina has been repaired he now wears a contact lens and has some permanent double vision.

"Unfortunately this is a common story when you mix sports and the lack of proper eye protection" said Abdhish R. Bhavsar MD Noah s doctor and a clinical correspondent for the Academy. "While Noah was a bystander in this instance 40 000 people suffer from eye injuries related to sports every year."

According to Noah s mom "Hand and eye coordination is now very difficult for Noah " and though he loves baseball and tennis he has decided to take up swimming instead. Still she says "Noah never lets his spirits down."

Maura knows all too well how quickly an eye injury like Noah s can happen. Thirteen years ago at hockey practice in Connecticut she sustained a serious hit to her eye from a teammate s hockey stick. The accident left her with years of pain and permanent double vision in her left eye.

"She had the largest break in her eyeball that I had ever seen " said Joel S. Schuman MD Maura s doctor and clinical correspondent for the Academy. "She required multiple surgeries and we were happy and fortunate that we were able to save her eye."

After ten surgeries Maura still struggles with her vision but feels confident about her efforts to change the way people view eye protection and sports. Living in Washington DC she now does policy work a natural outgrowth of the advocacy campaign she undertook after her injury to encourage local schools to mandate protective eyewear for school sports. Within three years after she started the effort most of the local schools required protective eyewear for their field hockey teams.

"Instead of being taken down by this very serious injury Maura turned it into a drive to prevent it happening to others " said Dr. Schuman.

September is Children s Eye Safety Awareness Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds student athletes and school sports programs to get EyeSmart and use appropriate sport-specific protective eyewear properly fitted by an eye care professional. Most youth sporting leagues don t require protective eyewear so parents should take special care to ensure their children s eye safety. "This is an important way for parents to spare their children unnecessary injury and pain " says Dr. Schuman.

"I recommend safety goggles for all sporting activities even when it comes to children playing in their own homes " said Dr. Bhavsar. "We even put on safety goggles when we play catch with a baseball in our own backyard."

Learn more about eye injuries eye diseases and the names of Eye M.D.s in your area by visiting http://www.GetEyeSmart.org.

 
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