"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!"
Latisse is the first approved prescription eye drop found to be effective to treat inadequate or not long enough eyelashes. This treatment has the capability to grow lashes longer, fuller and darker. Latisse is actually a version of a glaucoma drug called bimatoprost (brand name Lumigan, manufacturer Allergan, Inc.). It has been in use as a glaucoma drug since 2001 and during that period, eye doctors and their glaucoma patients noticed a hair growth side effect, with longer, thicker eyelashes appearing over time. The medical term for inadequate eyelash growth is called hypotrichosis however Latisse has been approved purely for the cosmetic benefits of its use.
As with any prescription medication cautions and side-effects exits that patients should be aware of. First of all since the pharmaceutical structure of Lattice is the same as a glaucoma drug, its use must be approved and followed closely by an eye doctor and as a result, routine measurement of intra-ocular pressure of the eye is required. Aside from its intended promotion of longer and thicker eyelashes, Latisse has the potential to increase the brown pigmentation of the iris (the color part of the eye). This color change is likely to be permanent. Some patients also report symptoms of eyelid redness, itching, burning and blurred vision. Pregnant or nursing mothers should not use Latisse and if any type of eye surgery is planned consultation with your eye doctor is required.
Latisse is applied by dabbing it on the upper lash line each night with a supplied sterile applicator. The drug spreads to your lower lash line automatically as you blink. According to the manufacturer, you should never apply it into your eye directly or onto your lower lid and before you apply, your face must be clean and your makeup and contact lenses removed. Applicators must be discarded after each use to avoid serious problems, such as an eye infections or allergic reactions. Care must be taken in applying Latisse carefully since it may promote hair growth on other skin areas. After approximately two months of nightly use, patients may begin to see results. After three or four months a treatment schedule of every two days may be recommended. Recent studies to date report an eyelash length increased of 25 percent, thickness and fullness increased by 106 percent and eyelash darkness increased by 18 percent. Patients that use Lattice should be aware that its eyelash benefits are not permanent such that if its use is discontinued eyelashes will return to their previous appearance. Our office is always available to answer additional questions.