"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!"
In the United States, August is National Children’s Vision and Learning Month. Each year, both kids and their parents prepare for the coming school year. As the summer winds down, all across North America, people are shopping for school supplies, new backpacks and new shoes.
Parents expect and hope their kids will do well in school; academic success is crucial for a child’s future, both in terms of choices they may be able to make later in life and in psychological and emoti...
It might be helpful in understanding this condition if you were to visualize a freshly tiled kitchen floor...that’s right a kitchen floor the old fashioned kind with 12-inch square tiles fastened to the floor with an adhesive. Hold this thought.
Back to the cornea
If you were to look at a cross-section of a human cornea under a microscope you’d see that it consists of 5 identifiable layers. In the context of recurrent erosion syndrome we are primarily interested in the top layer...
Nine Ways to Reduce the Symptoms of Computer Eyestrain
Eyestrain is the number one complaint in office jobsbut there are many things you can do to reduce these symptoms. Here are nine tips for ways to reduce eyestrain.
1. GET AND EYE EXAMThis is the most important thing you can do to prevent or treat computer vision problems. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) computer use...
Refractive error is the term given to the blur caused by light entering the eyeball that does not focus perfectly onto the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye). The refractive error is what optometrists or ophthalmologists measure during an eye examination to determine the prescription for spectacles or contact lenses.
Light entering the eyeball is refracted or bent mainly by the cornea (clear covering of the eye) and the crystalline lens (natural lens inside the eyeball). The...
The reason: early-life exposure to natural light Study showed that babies born during June and July have a 24% greater chance of becoming severely shortsighted than those born in the winter. Prof. Michael Belkin a professor at Tel Aviv University s Goldschleger Eye Research Institute makes sure his grandchildren wear sunglasses even as babies. He advises all parents to do the same. He ought to know. Belkin has been researching the eye for over 30 years and is one of the foremost professors in...
There are many causes of dry eyes, and this very uncomfortable condition can cause long-term damage to the surface of the eye. Because the tears contain not just salt water, but several other ingredients that have been shown to have a positive effect on reducing the growth of bacteria, a lack of adequate tears is a real threat. The sooner this condition is treated, the better.
If there are indications that the tear film is inadequate, and especially if the patient suffers from inflammatory dise...
A retinal detachment is an emergency. If there is no prompt surgical or medical treatment, permanent vision loss could result.
You have been identified as being at risk for developing a retinal detachment. The following information is critical, and should be read carefully. Your retina is a delicate tissue that lines the back of the eye; its main purpose is to send visual impulses from the optic nerve to the brain. Without it, we could not see. A retinal detachment occurs when the retina become...
The retina is the thin multi-layered inner lining of the back of the eye responsible for capturing light and chemically transforming light into an electronic form so that it can be passed to the brain instantly. The bottom normally pigmented layer of the retina is called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). When the RPE layer of the retina is thicker than normal it presents during routine examination as a darker mole-like area. Any atypical area of our body always requires extra caution and mon...
Once signs of Retinitis Pigmentosa appear the condition will progress. The rate of visual decline varies depending on the genetic circumstances of each individual. Everyone has experienced it – you walk into a movie theatre after being in sunlight and you cannot see anything. You stumble around arms outstretched trying to find a seat. Finally you do and after about ten minutes or so your eyes adjust to the darkness. Now imagine your eyes never adjust. This is what it is like when you have ...
The retina consists of many neural layers and as we age sometimes these layers can split into two. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eyeball sending visual impulses through the optic nerve to the brain. It acts like film in a camera capturing everything we see and transmitting it to the brain for interpretation. The retina consists of many neural layers and as we age sometimes these layers can split into two. This is known as acquired ret...