Dr. Shalu Pal

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    --Seleena J
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    --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
Myopia



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Myopia

Overview

Technically known as myopia (my-O-pe-ah) nearsightedness is a vision problem that affects over 25 per cent of adults worldwide and it is the most common vision problem in the United States. Nearsighted people experience difficulty seeing objects at a distance but can see objects at close range. Myopia occurs because the eyeball is too long as measured from front to back. Thus light focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it causing blurred distant objects.

Nearsightedness can be an inherited condition usually first noticed in children or teenagers and it progresses during periods of growth. There is little change after the age of 20 when growth is completed and vision stabilizes. Other factors including intense close vision activities such as reading or computer use might cause or exacerbate the condition.

Symptoms

Nearsighted people have blurred vision or cannot focus on distant objects. Other symptoms include:

  • Headaches or eye strain
  • Needing to squint to see distant objects clearly
  • Poor school performance in children as they cannot see the blackboard

Treatment

A comprehensive examination by an eyecare practitioner will include a test for nearsightedness. If diagnosed with myopia the prescription level usually involves a fraction number. For example a person with 20/25 vision can see at 20 feet what a person with perfect vision sees at 25 feet. The most popular way to treat myopia is by eyeglasses or contact lenses to alter the way in which light images enter the eye. In mild cases corrective lenses might only be necessary for certain activities such as driving. Those more severely affected wear the eyewear all day.

Refractive surgery or laser procedures are also effective treatments for nearsightedness but they carry greater risks. These include side effects such as dry eyes sensitivity to glare and halos around lights especially at night. These procedures are not for persons under the age of 18 years.

Finally orthokeratology is a non-invasive procedure involving the use of a series of specially designed rigid contact lenses that progressively reshape the curvature of the cornea over time.


 
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