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
Heidelberg Retina Tomograph: Better Information, Better Control of Glaucoma


Heidelberg Retina Tomograph: Better Information, Better Control of Glaucoma


Glaucoma is an eye disease most commonly characterized by increased pressure within the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP). While increased pressure is one important clinical sign, glaucoma is more complex than a simple measure of pressure.

Instead, it is helpful to consider glaucoma as a disease affecting the optic nerve and all the individual retinal nerve fibers that comprise it.

In the early stages, glaucoma has no symptoms and often goes undiagnosed and untreated because of that lack of symptoms. It is understandable that if one does not know of the existence of a medical problem, no examination, diagnosis or treatment is sought.

Until recently, testing for glaucoma included measuring IOP and evaluating vision in the peripheral areas of vision with testing of visual fields. Unfortunately, documenting progressive vision loss is only possible once loss has begun to occur; even more unfortunately, vision loss from glaucoma is not reversible.

Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph

Figure 1

Recent developments in computer imaging technology now allow for the sensitive nerve fiber layer of the retina and the optic nerve to be evaluated using a three-dimensional cross-section view. The Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph (HRT) is a system combining a laser-scanning camera and specialized software that allows evaluation of the optic nerve itself.

This revolutionary technology allows for much more understanding of the progression of optic nerve, not only in glaucoma but other eye conditions as well, and it allows this long before irreversible vision loss occurs. (See figure.1)

Tomography uses real-time information gathering from the living eye for immediate study and analysis. In addition, each captured image is compared with a database of normal outcomes for each patient’s age. It has been shown that 3-D measurements of the optic nerve head are far better than conventional examination methods such as visual fields testing and IOP alone.

How does it Work?

The HRT works something like an ultrasonic scanner, except instead of using sound, the process uses reflected light and converts this into a layered image with enhanced colors indicating various thicknesses of tissue.

Dilation of the pupil is not usually needed, and the HRT exam takes only a few minutes; it is painless and non-invasive.

This technology allows for a much more accurate assessment of disease, its progression and treatment options. It has now become the standard of care for patients with documented glaucoma, as well as those with other risk factors, which include:

  • High myopia (nearsightedness)
  • High hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Shallow anterior chamber on examination
  • Regular long-term steroid use
  • Previous eye injury
  • Age over 45 years
  • Any family history of any type of glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • African descent

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness throughout Canada and the US. The best way to control it and prevent vision loss is to catch it early. People should be aware of their risk factors and be sure to have a thorough eye examination at appropriate intervals as recommended by an eyecare practitioner.

Glaucoma is painless, but so is testing and treatment if needed. No one should ever lose vision to untreated glaucoma.

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