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
Video Games Improve Vision by 20%



Video Games Improve Vision by 20%

In essence playing video game improves your bottom line on a standard eye chart Video games that contain high levels of action such as Unreal Tournament can actually improve your vision. Video games that contain high levels of action such as Unreal Tournament can actually improve your vision. Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that people who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters presented in clutter - a visual acuity test similar to ones used in regular ophthalmology clinics.

In essence playing video game improves your bottom line on a standard eye chart. "Action video game play changes the way our brains process visual information " says Daphne Bavelier professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester. "After just 30 hours players showed a substantial increase in the spatial resolution of their vision meaning they could see figures like those on an eye chart more clearly even when other symbols crowded in." Bavelier and graduate student Shawn Green tested college students who had played few if any video games in the last year. "That alone was pretty tough " says Green. "Nearly everybody on a campus plays video games."

At the outset the students were given a crowding test which measured how well they could discern the orientation of a "T" within a crowd of other distracting symbols - a sort of electronic eye chart. Students were then divided into two groups. The experimental group played Unreal Tournament a first-person shoot- em-up action game for roughly an hour a day. The control group played Tetris a game equally demanding in terms of motor control but visually less complex. After about a month of near-daily gaming the Tetris players showed no improvement on the test but the Unreal Tournament players could tell which way the "T" was pointing much more easily than they had just a month earlier. "When people play action games they re changing the brain s pathway responsible for visual processing " says Bavelier. "These games push the human visual system to the limits and the brain adapts to it. That learning carries over into other activities and possibly everyday life."

The improvement was seen both in the part of the visual field where video game players typically play but also beyond - the part of your vision beyond the monitor. The students vision improved in the center and at the periphery where they had not been "trained." That suggests that people with visual deficits such as amblyopic patients may also be able to gain an increase in their visual acuity with special rehabilitation software that reproduces an action game s need to identify objects very quickly. The team is now delving into how the brain responds to other visual stimuli. They plan to use what would be a video gamer s dream: a new 360-degree virtual-reality computer lab now being completed at the University of Rochester. This research appears next week in the journal Psychological Science and was funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health.

 
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