"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!"
Headaches And Your Eyes On occasion headaches occur because of an eye problem. When you suffer from a headache it is a natural assumption that your head pain is somehow associated with your eyes. In truth this is not usually the case. Most headaches are due to tension poor neck posture sinus trouble high blood pressure or a spasm of the blood vessels as in a migraine headache. Very rarely headaches can turn out to have a serious cause such as a brain tumor or aneurysm but these are almost always...
Headaches can strike at anyone, at any age, at any time. They are quite common; in fact, they are the most commonly cited reason for visiting a physician. Headaches are not only painful, they are the leading cause for absence for work or school, and contribute significantly to lost productivity.
Contrary to what most people believe, the pain of a headache is not in the brain tissue; the brain has no pain sensors. The pain of a headache comes from the blood vessels th...
Most people equate the eye disease called glaucoma with high eye pressure. It is important to understand that glaucoma is not simply a disease of high intra-ocular pressure, but rather, a more complex disease of the optic nerve. In the early stages of glaucoma there are no symptoms and understandably any condition that lacks symptoms has great potential risk. In glaucoma the vision conductive rim of the optic nerve, called the nerve-fiber layer, is gradually damaged resulting in a le...
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 untrea...
"Herpes Simplex (HS) Keratitis" is an infection affecting the front of the "cornea", the dome-shaped structure at the front of the eye. The infective agent is "Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)", which is the same virus that causes cold sores and fever blisters in and around the mouth and nose. It has been estimated that 85% to 95% of the adult population harbors the virus, although it usually lies dormant in a nerve that supplies the eye and skin.
HS Keratitis can be activated or triggered by a...
High blood pressure, known medically as hypertension, can cause many different complications in the body, including changes in the circulation within the eye. Hypertension is often called “the silent killer” because there are usually no outward signs or symptoms that would alert an individual to its presence.
The pressure within the blood vessels must be enough that all bodily tissues have uncompromised circulation. However, when blood pressure becomes too high...
People of Hispanic descent have higher risk for serious eye disease, according to a study at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, published recently, and the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES), funded by the US National Eye Institute (NEI).
Serious eye disease, including glaucoma and cataracts, can cause of visual impairment but complications from diabetes and high blood pressure were also found to be significant factors for vision loss.
In addition, la...
Cool rays of light from the Excimer Laser reshapes the inner tissue of the cornea with up to .25 microns of accuracy. In order for light to focus more clearly on the retina the outer window of the eye and the cornea must be of the proper curvature.
After your eye has been numbed with "eye drop" anesthesia an eyelid speculum will be positioned to hold your eyelids open. The microkeratome is used to create a protective flap that is folded back.
Cool rays of light from the Excimer Laser then ...
Although eyeglass styles vary from year to year there is a standard set of principles that can help you select the perfect frames. Besides serving a primary function of allowing people to see clearly eyeglasses also allow wearers to express their sense of fashion. Although eyeglass styles vary from year to year there is a standard set of principles that can help you select the perfect frames. These guidelines work mostly according to the shape of your face but they also consider your eye col...
Most contact lens wearers laughingly remember struggling in front of a mirror the first time they tried to insert or remove their lenses. As they soon learned inserting contact lenses follows the old saying - with practice comes perfect.
For everyone from first time contact lens wearer to experienced contact users here are a few helpful tips to show you how to properly insert and remove your contact lenses:
Checking if your soft or disposable contact lens is right side out.
Cleaning and Maintenance of Your Spectacles
Today s advanced lens materials and coatings are used to maximize vision clarity as well as extend the life of your lenses. How you take care of them will determine the life and quality of the product.
Cleaning your lenses is a daily exercise that requires the use of proper products and methods to maximize the life of the lenses. Always wet your lenses before cleaning.
Use proper eyeglass lens cleaner liberally on both sides of the lens ...
The medical term for farsightedness or longsightedness is "hyperopia". "Hypermetropia", an older term, is not used much today.
Hyperopia (hi-per-OH-pee-uh) is a common condition that affects about ten percent of the adult population, worldwide. Interestingly, the percentage of the global population with hyperopia is decreasing overall, because myopia (nearsightedness) is increasing as education increases, along with the amount of reading and computer use.
Hyperopia causes difficulty in fo...