"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. "
" 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!
"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."
"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"
" 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 cataract is a clouding of the naturally clear lens inside the eye causing a gradual decrease in vision over time. Nearly half of the population over 65 will have some degree of progressive cataract formation in their lifetime. When vision is affected such that it impedes daily activities, vision can only be restored by surgical removal of the cataract. The goal of cataract surgery is to restore optimum vision with less dependence on eyeglasses.
During cataract surgery a plastic, acrylic, or silicone intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in the eye to replace the eye's natural lens that was removed. Based on a patient’s individual needs and lifestyle requirements different options are available in IOL selection. In recent years beneficial advances in IOL technology now offer patients, premium aspheric designs, precise astigmatism correction, simultaneous far and near vision, and protective UV blocking capabilities. These new IOL's are designed to solve more vision problem and protection than ever, and rather than the surgeon making all the decisions, an informed patient is now able to help decide upon the best solution. It is important to understand that some of the premium IOL options are not fully covered under typical insurance plans and the financial details will be outlined in full by the surgeon and staff.
Aspheric Design IOL's
Traditional IOL's have a uniform spherical curvature like the curve on a round ball. Today, the new aspheric design IOL's are the lens of choice providing varied curves such that the center of the lens has a different curve than the periphery. This advantage provides optimum contrast sensitivity and a reduction of distortion caused by annoying aberrations. These IOL's enhance the ability to see in varying light conditions such as rain, snow, fog, twilight and nighttime darkness. In most cases the design of an aspheric lens is assisted by wavefront analysis of the front of the eye called the cornea. Wavefront analysis is the same technology utilized by the surgeon for patient that undergoes a laser vision correction LASIK procedure.
Blue Blocking / Aspheric IOL's
One of the latest advancements in IOL design is the new combination blue-blocking / aspheric IOL. It has all of the vision advantages of the aspheric design IOL but also has benefits for patients that have, or who are at risk for, macular degeneration. This IOL blocks a specific wavelength or zone of light that are considered more harmful to these patients. They filter both ultraviolet (UV) and high-energy blue-light both of which are present in natural and artificially produced light. This IOL helps filter out these damaging wavelengths of light just as the natural crystalline lens did before its removal in cataract surgery. Blue-blocking IOL's have a slight transparent yellow color however they do not alter the color of the environment or the quality of vision.