"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!"
This revolutionary test allows doctors an opportunity to better understand and view disease progression of the macula, the retina and the optic nerve long before actual vision loss takes place. Routine analysis of the retina utilizes manual and photographic views of the top layers or simply its surface. OCT tomography provides a more detailed look at the retina with a three-dimensional side-view or optical cross-section.
This procedure provides a more precise analysis of the important...
As you read in the The Basics of Glaucoma article if we were to randomly sample the eye pressures of 1000 people off the street nearly all those sampled would have a pressure under 21 mm (of mercury).
But if your pressure is greater than 21 does it mean that there is trouble ahead for you? Does it mean that you’re headed toward glaucoma? Not necessarily.
You may have what’s known as ocular hypertension.
Will you be treated?
If you have ocular hypertension you may be wondering i...
Ocular rosacea is associated with a chronic skin condition known as rosacea or acne rosacea. This common problem usually affects those with light skin and in the early stages is characterized by redness and bumps concentrated on the forehead nose and cheeks. One of the earliest symptoms of rosacea often experienced during puberty is facial flushing. Flushing for any reason is liable to bring on an attack of redness and pimples. Even people who are being treated for rosacea can relapse if th...
People who habitually consume oily fish at least once a week compared with less than once a week are 50% less likely to have wet AMD. Eating oily fish once a week may reduce age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the major cause of blindness and poor vision in adults in western countries and the third cause of global blindness according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
There are two types of AMD wet and dry. Of the two wet AMD is the main cause of...
Glaucoma is caused by a number of different eye diseases that in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye. This elevated pressure is caused by a backup of fluid in the eye. Over time it causes damage to the optic nerve and can result in blindness . Open-angle glaucoma the most common form of glaucoma affects over 3 million North Americans - half of whom don t know they have it. Early detection diagnosis and treatment can help prevent serious vision loss and blindness.
Think of your ...
In honor of March s Save Your Vision Month the American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds Americans that caring for eyes includes paying attention to nutrition.
Approximately 43 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataracts the two leading causes of vision loss and blindness. Based on research from multiple studies there is a strong correlation between good nutrition and the prevention of these age-related eye diseases. By eating foods rich in six nutri...
The optic nerve is the transmission cable that connects the retina of the eye to the brain. Anatomically, the optic nerve consists of over one million retinal cells called ganglion cell axons. The face of the optic nerve that is seen during examination of the central retina is called the optic disc. This face of the optic nerve or disc is void of the seeing elements of the retina, specifically the rod and cone cells, and as a result, the optic nerve is naturally a non-seeing part of the...
Optic neuritis (also called retrobulbar retinitis) is an inflammation of the optic nerve the “cable” that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. (Optic = eye; retrobulbar = behind the eye; neuritis = nerve inflammation.) The optic nerve plays such a key role in vision that anything that happens to it affects eyesight. When inflammation is mild vision can be almost normal but severe inflammation can cause loss of vision.
Optic neuritis can occur in one or both e...
Optic Neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, which leaves the back of the eye and exits into the brain at the back of the bony orbit of the skull. The optic nerve serves the very important function of getting visual information from the eye into the brain and to the visual cortex, located in the back of the head.
Sometimes this condition is referred to as Retrobulbar Neuritis, in order to reflect that it is located behind the eye.
Typically, a patient arrives in their optometrist...
Our visual system constantly imposes three-dimensional characteristics onto two-dimensional images. While our interpretations of these images are usually correct in ambiguous situations with more than one possible image our brain may not see all of the possibilities. In such situations there are many factors simultaneously influencing our vision. Below are a few pictures that will help demonstrate this point.
Image #1 What do you see: two faces or a vase?
Hint: Both images are the...
If you are nearsighted when you look at distant objects the light entering your eye focuses in front of the retina resulting in blurry vision. This condition called myopia can be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses through laser surgery or now with a procedure called Orthokeratology.
Orthokeratology often referred to simply as Ortho-K is a reversible non-surgical process that uses a specialty contact lens to gently reshape the cornea of your eye while you sleep. Highly oxygen ...