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
Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) The visual recovery is usually rapid and noted within hours of the procedure. The surgical correction of high degrees of nearsightedness or farsightedness may be accomplished by the insertion of a lens in the eye referred to as the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL). Unlike a contact lens the ICL is placed inside your eye rather than on the surface of your eye. The lens is soft and tiny much like your natural lens but does not replace it. It is extremely thin with a central thickness of that of a human hair. The visual recovery is usually rapid and noted within hours of the procedure.

Because the ICL is tiny and soft it can be folded up so small that it can be injected into your eye in seconds through a tiny hole underneath your eyelid. Once injected the ICL unforlds into position in the liquid between your iris and your natural lens—and there it stays correcting your eyesight without any further treatment being necessary.

What are the advantages of the ICL?

   * Potential for excellent quality of vision without glasses or contact lenses.
   * A high percentage of patients report an improvement in vision over glasses or contact lenses.
   * A reversible procedure since no tissue is removed.
   * Near vision remains unchanged
     unlike with a refractive lens exchange in which the crystalline lens of the eye is replaced with an artificial lens.

Why is laser vision correction not recommended for a high prescription?

Laser vision correction is an excellent procedure but not everyone is an ideal candidate. Laser surgery for high prescriptions removes too much corneal tissue and potentially weakens the strength of the eye. In addition the quality of vision can be compromised when the cornea is too flat (correction of high nearsightedness) or too steep (correction of high farsightedness).

What is involved with ICL surgery?

The procedure is performed on one eye at a time and is relatively easy to undergo.

  1. On the day of surgery dilating drops are instilled to enlarge the pupil.
  2. Anesthetic drops are then used to freeze the surface of the eye.
  3. In the operating room the lids and eye are cleaned with a disinfecting solution.
  4. A paper drape is placed over the face and body.
  5. A small opening is created in the drape over the operated eye and a speculum is used to hold the lids apart.
  6. A microincision (3 mm) is made in the cornea.
  7. The ICL is carefully folded into a cartridge and then slowly injected into the front of the eye.
  8. The lens is then gently positioned behind the iris.
  9. The pupil is constricted and an antibiotic is instilled.
 10. No patch is required.
 11. Follow-up examinations will be performed postoperatively at 1 day
     1 week
     1 month
     3 months
     6 months
     and 1 year.

What are the potential risks of the ICL?

   * With any intraocular procedure there is a risk of infection in the eye (1 in 10
   * Rarely a visually significant cataract (1 in 1
     000) could develop. If this occurs surgery can be performed to restore vision.
   * An elevation in eye pressure (1 in 500) could develop that may require topical medication.
   * Glare or halos could develop that usually resolve with time.

Can vision be further refined after the ICL procedure? The majority of patients following insertion of the ICL will not require glasses. If one is not satisfied with the level of vision then a custom laser vision correction procedure (LASIK or Advanced Surface Ablation) can be performed.

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