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
Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT)


Most people equate the eye disease called glaucoma with high eye pressure. It is important to understand that glaucoma is not simply a disease of high intra-ocular pressure, but rather, a more complex disease of the optic nerve. In the early stages of glaucoma there are no symptoms and understandably any condition that lacks symptoms has great potential risk. In glaucoma the vision conductive rim of the optic nerve, called the nerve-fiber layer, is gradually damaged resulting in a lessening of visual information leaving the eye to the brain. We now understand that measurement of eye pressure is only one small part of the data collected for doctors to evaluate the total picture in regard to glaucoma. Up until now the tests utilized to diagnose glaucoma and establish the need for treatment was based on eye pressure and documented vision loss and a diagnosis was only possible after vision loss had already taken place.

Recent developments in computer imaging technology now allow us to image the sensitive nerve-fiber layer of the optic nerve utilizing a three-dimensional cross-section view. The Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT) is a system that combines a laser-scanning camera and specialized software that evaluates the optic nerve. For the first time this revolutionary technology allows us to understand the progression of optic nerve involvement in regard to glaucoma and other eye conditions long before irreversible vision loss takes place. Tomography utilizes real-time information of the living eye for immediate study and analysis. In addition, each captured image is compared utilizing a normal outcomes database of a patient's age. It has been shown that 3-D measurements of the optic nerve head are far superior to conventional examination methods.

The HRT works something like an ultrasound, but rather than sound, the process utilizes reflected light and converts the layered image into an enhanced color image. The HRT exam takes just a few minutes and it is a painless non-invasive test. Usually dilation of the eye is not necessary. This technology allows us to more accurately follow disease progression and treatment options and has now become the standard of care for patients with documented cautions, and/or, a strong family history of glaucoma. The key to controlling glaucoma is catching it early. The best way to prevent vision loss from glaucoma is to know your risk factors and to have an eye examination at appropriate intervals.

 
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