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
The Basics of Eyeglasses

The Basics of Eyeglasses

The most common vision defects are myopia hyperopia astigmatism and presbyopia. Eyeglasses are a primary method of correcting refractive errors. New technologies in frames and lens materials have transformed large cumbersome eyeglasses into modern thin lightweight and fashionable accessories. Your eyecare practitioner can give you a proper lens prescription as well as help you select a pair of glasses that fit your face style and specific needs.

Lens Shapes The type of lens that you require will depend on your vision condition. The most common vision defects are myopia (nearsightedness) hyperopia (farsightedness) astigmatism and presbyopia (result of aging).

Myopia is commonly referred to as nearsightedness. Those with myopia can see up close but cannot see far away. This occurs because the eye is more elongated and the light focuses in front of and not on the retina. Myopia is corrected with a concave lens ("-" lens) that is thin in the center and thick at the edges. A concave lens allows light entering the lens to diverge so that the light will focus on the retina. Technology today has taken thick coke-bottle lenses and has made them thinner lighter safer and more cosmetically appealing than ever before.

Hyperopia is commonly referred to as farsightedness. Those with hyperopia can see far away but cannot see up close. This occurs because the eye is short and the light focuses on an imaginary point behind the retina instead of on the retina. Hyperopia is corrected with a convex lens ("+" lens) lens that is thicker in the center and thinner at the edges. A convex lens is like placing two prisms base to base. Convex lenses allow the light entering the lens to converge so that it will correctly focus on the retina. Plus lenses magnify objects. With the introduction of aspheric lens technology it is possible to minimize the bulky “bug eye” effects of plus lenses making them thinner flatter lighter and more cosmetically acceptable.

Astigmatism occurs when the cornea of the eye is not spherical causing the light to focus at various focal points and not on the retina. People with astigmatism see things longer shorter or distorted somewhat like looking through a mirror in a funhouse. Astigmatism can occur with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Cylindrical lenses (toric lenses) correct astigmatism. By being curved more in one direction than in the other both focuses are shifted to the most sensitive part of the retina to provide a sharp image.

Presbyopia occurs as we age and the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility resulting in loss of close vision. Presbyopia is corrected with either a multifocal lens giving more than one usable distance or with a single plus lens worn for reading only. The single lens looks like any other plus lens. Multifocal lenses have an invisible line indicating where the distance portion ends and the near begins.

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