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
Adults Failing When It Comes To Eye Care Knowledge

44% of parents are not aware that behavioral problems can be an indication that a child's vision is impaired.

American Optometric Association's first American Eye-Q(TM) survey finds parents lack important knowledge about eye health and vision care.

As millions of students nationwide head back to school, the American Optometric Association's first American Eye-Q(TM) survey finds parents lack important knowledge about eye health and vision care. While millions of children will start school this year with a vision problem that may inhibit their ability to learn, 44 percent of parents are not aware that behavioral problems can be an indication that a child's vision is impaired. The survey also revealed that only one in 10 parents adhere to the American Optometric Association's recommendations that an infant be examined before his or her first birthday. Nearly one-third (29 percent) of all children have never been to an eye doctor.

Vision is a key factor in the growth, development and daily performance of children," said Andrea Thau, O.D., of the American Optometric Association. "One of the most important things parents can do to help ensure their child's ability to learn is to take them for a comprehensive eye exam." Since vision changes can occur without a parent or child noticing them, children should visit a doctor of optometry at least every two years, or more frequently, if specific problems or risk factors exist. Regular eye exams, starting when a child is six months old, can help ensure parents that their child's vision is developing normally. The survey, which evaluated adults' level of knowledge and their behaviors associated with eye care, revealed that parents should practice better eye care behaviors when it comes to their children. It also showed they should take better care of their own eye health.

Americans admit that their eyesight is one of their most valued attributes, yet 62 percent of Americans who do not currently wear glasses or contacts have not been to an eye doctor in the past two years. Nearly 20 percent of adults have never been to an eye doctor. "Just like a child, an adult's eyesight can change rapidly and frequently, particularly in older adults," said Dr. Thau. "When you consider how many systemic diseases and disorders can be detected, it is imperative that adults visit their optometrist as often as their children." More than 60 percent of adults knew that diabetes and hypertension are detectable through comprehensive eye exams; however, only 23 percent were aware that symptoms of multiple sclerosis also may be detected through a comprehensive eye exam. The survey also revealed that considerable misconceptions exist around behaviors that may be harmful to one's eyes. More than eight out of 10 adults believe that sitting too close to the television and reading under dim lights will affect their vision. While they both may cause headaches, they won't weaken a person's eyesight. Smoking, drinking alcohol and caffeine, however, can be harmful on the eyes.

Several common behaviors, including the foods we eat, affect vision," said Dr. Thau. "Nutrition is important to maintain good eye health, and surprisingly, Americans can do better." As parents pack their children's lunch for school, 70 percent of Americans mistakenly believe that carrots are the best food for their eye health, when in fact it has been proven that while carrots are good for the eyes, spinach and broccoli are better foods for eye health. Eating the equivalent of a half cup of cooked spinach four to seven times per week can help protect against age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It would take four pounds of carrots or 17 cups of iceberg lettuce to meet the same goal.

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