Dr. Shalu Pal

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    --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.
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    --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
Smoking Raises Risk Of AMD

The researchers also found that fish rich in omega-3 oils can protect people from developing the illness later in life If you are male and smoke you have a significantly higher risk of developing AMD later in life than a person who does not smoke. If you are male and smoke you have a significantly higher risk of developing age-related macular degeneration later in life than a person who does not smoke according to a study carried out by Dr. Johanna M. Seddon director of the Epidemiology Unit Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary USA and team. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the main cause of blindness and visual impairment for people over 60. As the human population in most of the world is getting older the prevalence of this blinding disease is expected to rise. The researchers also found that fish rich in omega-3 oils can protect people from developing the illness later in life. Such fish include mackerel trout sardines tuna and salmon.

You can read about this study in the Archives of Ophthalmology. Dr. Seddon said "Smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration. This study of twins provides further evidence that cigarette smoking increases risk while fish consumption and omega-3 fatty acid intake reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration." The researchers looked at data which compared 681 male twins from the National Academy of Sciences National Research Counciln World War II Veteran Twin Registry. The men completed a risk factor questionnaire as well as answering questions on their eating habits and whether or not they smoked. The scientists factored in other risk factors such as any prior diagnosis of AMD. They all had an eye exam.

The researchers found:

  • 222 had intermediate and/or late-stage AMD
  • 459 had no signs of AMD at all
  • Those who were still smokers were 1.9 times more likely to have AMD
  • Those who used to smoke were 1.7 times more likely to have AMD
  • The more omega-3 rich fish they atethe lower their likelihood of developing AMD Dr. Seddon added "Clearly there is a genetic predisposition to age-related macular degeneration

but that does not necessarily mean you are destined to get the disease.” She stated that eating a healthy dietdoing regular exercise not smoking and maintaining a normal healthy weight helped protect people from developing AMD. Most experts agree that AMD risk is largely dependent on your genes. However your lifestyle can have an enormous impact on when you develop it if at all.

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