"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!"
What is a Macular Hole?
A macular hole is a small break in the macula located in the center of the eye s light-sensitive tissue called the retina. The macula provides the sharp central vision we need for reading driving and seeing fine detail.
A macular hole can cause blurred and distorted central vision. Macular holes are related to aging and usually occur in people over age 60.
IS A MACULAR HOLE THE SAME AS AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION?
No. Macular holes and age-related macular degen...
When you were young, your mother probably told you to stop crossing your eyes because if didn t, they might get stuck that way. While there is no truth at all to this myth, it is possible that infants and young children can develop misaligned eyes, a condition that is called strabismus.
There are several types of strabismus. If one eye turns inward it is called esotropia, while if an eye turns outward it is called exotropia. Strabismus can be constant, meaning that it is present ...
Myopia is a refractive error also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness. (Refractive errors are named for where the uncorrected vision is better; in this case, nearsightedness gives good vision up close, but blurriness for things in the distance.)
In an eye that is myopic, light rays entering the eye are brought to a focus in front of the retina instead of exactly on it, so images are blurry instead of being sharp and clear. When the myopic person gazes at something ...
Rheopheresis blood filtration (RHEO) is an innovative application of an established method of plasma therapy to treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Clinical research has been developing the technology for the past 10 years. The treatment works by removing excess amounts of certain macro-proteins and fatty components associated with various diseases.
How does RHEO work?
RHEO works to treat the most common form of AMD, known as Dry AMD. Dry AMD reveals itself as a gradual and...
We are pleased to inform you that during your next clinic visit, you can experience the benefits of the latest technology in eye exams - the Optomap Retinal Exam. The Optomap Retinal Exam is the first and only ultra wide field retinal imaging system. It allows our clinic to view most of the retina in one comprehensive image. This makes detecting any abnormalities much easier, since previously the retina could only be viewed in small segments. The result is that we can better prevent or re...
According to a survey done by the American Optometric Association, the first American Eye-Q ™ parents lack important knowledge about eye health and vision care for their children and themselves.
Want to see how you do against the original participants in the survey? Answer these questions, True or False:
Children with no complaints about their vision don’t really need an eye exam.
Behavioral problems have nothing to do with vision.
No one needs an eye exam until they are at lea...
Have you ever considered contact lenses but thought you were not a suitable candidate? Were you previously wearing contact lenses but gave up because of problems with them? Today s state-of-the-art contact lenses may be the answer for you! They are safer more comfortable and convenient and fit more people than ever before.
Virtually every kind of contact lens is available in a disposable or planned replacement format that makes lenses healthy affordable and simple to care for.
There is no “magic age” when all kids can begin to wear contacts. Instead, parents should begin to think about contact lenses for their children when parents notice that:
The child expresses an interest in wearing contacts instead of glasses all the time.
The prospective contact lens wearer has the manual dexterity and is responsible enough to care for his or her lenses properly.
If there is an optical or treatment reason, such as a large amount of astigmatism, o...
The Optomap Retinal Exam is the first ophthalmic device capable of producing a single, high-resolution ultra-widefield image of the retina without the need for dilation of the pupil.
The Optomap captures a retinal image of up to 200 degrees which can then be analyzed by our clinic. In comparison, conventional retinal imaging is only able to capture a small area of the retina at a time, generally 30-45 degrees. Incorporating the latest in scanning technology and using low-powered red and g...
Laser Cataract Surgery offers a number of unique advantages over traditional cataract surgery.
More precise incisions that enhance post-operative healing.
In cataract surgery, like most types of surgery, the secret to better outcomes and
greater reproducibility is precision. The laser can create the necessary incisions in the cornea with extreme precision. The incisions created by the laser have a unique architecture and a more precise width which allows the incisions to seal better and t...