See & Be Seen Eyecare COVID-19 Resources

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See & Be Seen Eyecare COVID-19 Policy

We want to stay ahead of the curve to make sure that we are doing our part to reduce the potential for spread. We have not had a COVID-19 case in our office, and we hope not to, but we think it’s pertinent to communicate our policies around it.

If you are exhibiting cough, shortness of breath or fever, please let us know—we will reschedule your appointment for an appropriate time.

Please rest assured that we are diligent with ensuring that everything is cleaned with antibacterial wipes, including door handles, exam equipment, reception counter, pens, etc.

The best prevention measure is still hand-washing. Washing with soap and water for 20 seconds or more is the best defence and will not only kill the virus but will remove it from your hands.

Safe Eye Care for Your Family

Our practice not only cares for your eye health but your general health as well. To keep you safe during your appointment, we follow the following COVID-19 policies: 

  • Everyone’s temperatures will be checked, including all staff before the workday and all patients before their appointments
  • Everyone entering the clinic is required to wear a mask (including doctors and all staff)
  • Registration paperwork should be filled out before your visit 
  • Rigorous disinfection and sanitation protocol of equipment, eyewear, and common area 
  • All eyewear selections will be done one-on-one with a stylist and disinfected on the spot by UV sanitation 
  • Plexiglass barriers and breath shields on slit lamps 
  • Patients may be required to wash or sanitize their hands multiple times throughout the visit 
  • Limit of one person per stylist in the eyewear gallery 
  • We are only accepting tap for payment 
  • For patient convenience and safety, curbside pick-up and home delivery options are available 

Our practice is dedicated to keeping your family safe during your visit. Hand sanitizer is located at all points of communication. 

Read Our COVID-19 Blogs 

Screen Time & Your Kids 

Safely Wearing Contact Lenses During This Time 

Managing Spring Allergies 

Is all this screen time damaging my eyes? (Yes. But here’s what to do)

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  • 2594 Yonge St (previously 2611 Yonge Street)
  • Toronto, ON M4P 2J4

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OUR BLOG

Why Should I Buy Glasses from my Optometrist?

Eyewear & Contacts

When it’s time to purchase new glasses, the variety of options available online and in retail stores can be overwhelming. While these alternatives might seem practical or economical at first glance, there’s a compelling case to be made for buying your glasses directly from your optometrist.  Among many, some of the major reasons you should […]

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May 23, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Are Eyeglasses for Night Driving Different?

Eye HealthEyewear & Contacts

Night driving can be more hazardous than daytime driving. Reduced visibility and glare from oncoming headlights and streetlamps can make it difficult to assess road conditions.  To help reduce glare, some individuals may use night driving glasses. They have yellow lens tint, can be bought over the counter, and don’t usually contain a vision prescription. […]

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May 21, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Eye Health

Is glaucoma something you can inherit from your parents? The short answer is yes, but it’s not as simple as just one gene being passed down from parent to child. Glaucoma is a complex eye disease affected by both genetic and environmental factors.  Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and management. What Is […]

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April 22, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel
An optometrist helping his female patient choose the right pair of glasses.

When it’s time to purchase new glasses, the variety of options available online and in retail stores can be overwhelming. While these alternatives might seem practical or economical at first glance, there’s a compelling case to be made for buying your glasses directly from your optometrist.  Among many, some of the major reasons you should […]

Read More…

A man driving his car at night wearing a pair of eyeglasses.

Night driving can be more hazardous than daytime driving. Reduced visibility and glare from oncoming headlights and streetlamps can make it difficult to assess road conditions.  To help reduce glare, some individuals may use night driving glasses. They have yellow lens tint, can be bought over the counter, and don’t usually contain a vision prescription. […]

Read More…

An optometrist conducting an eye exam with a female patient

Is glaucoma something you can inherit from your parents? The short answer is yes, but it’s not as simple as just one gene being passed down from parent to child. Glaucoma is a complex eye disease affected by both genetic and environmental factors.  Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and management. What Is […]

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