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
Using the Right Contact Lens Solutions

Proper lens cleaning and disinfection is critical for healthy and comfortable contact lens wear. Just because the packaging says “ultimate lens cleaner” or “no-rub lens solution”, does not mean that any contact lens care system will do. There are hundreds of different brands of soaps and shampoos, each containing different ingredients for different skin and hair types – contact lens solutions are just as varied. Particularly in recent times, the contact lens market has been inundated with brand after brand of lens solution. It can be difficult to know where to start. Nonetheless, proper lens cleaning and disinfection is critical for healthy and comfortable contact lens wear. Lack of care and cleaning or improper cleaning of your contact lenses can lead to irritation, fluctuating vision, and increased risk for eye infections.

In response to growing market pressure for simpler contact lens care systems, a number of manufacturers have developed lens solutions where cleaning, disinfection and protein removal comes in a single bottle. However, not all solutions are created equally. It is believed that nearly one in three contact lens wearers may be buying generic (mass merchandiser) multipurpose soft lens care solutions. These are often old, obsolete formulas that are more likely to cause adverse reactions. They provide less cleaning action and less lens hydration. If you have lapsed into buying these products, which can change formulation from month to month (depending on the lowest bidder), it is best to stop. To provide optimum eye health and superior comfort with contact lens wear, it is best to have your eye doctor recommend an appropriate care system. The decision will be based on your wearing schedule, tear quality/quantity, and your predisposition to protein deposits. Only use what he/she recommends, and do not switch brands without asking first. If you think you are going to forget the name/brand of solution, have your eye care practitioner write it down for you. Some other points to consider and remember:

  • Never use a product beyond its expiry date, and some experts recommend discarding the solutions a month after opening.
  • The top of the bottled product should not come into contact with hands or the lenses in question, as this leads to contamination of the remainder of the solution.
  • Some people are under the impression that using their saliva as an alternative is an option. It is not! In fact, saliva contains levels of bacteria that can lead to eye infection.
  • You should never rinse any contact lens with water, distilled or not. Water can harbor a parasite known as Acanthamoeba that can cause severe eye infections, which can lead to blindness.
  • The ingredients contained in lens solutions vary considerably, and as a result different brands and types should not be mixed.

To find out the differences between various contact lens solutions and what is best for you, talk with your eye care practitioner.

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