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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See & Be Seen
Eyecare downtown

  • #136 – 171 East Liberty Street
  • Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

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Eyecare Midtown
(yonge & eglinton)

  • 2611 Yonge Street
  • Toronto, ON M4P 2J1

OUR BLOG

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Dry eye can make everyday tasks feel impossible. Reading, working, and even driving can become strenuous on your eyes and comfort. Fortunately, there are many different treatments available to help manage dry eye symptoms. IPL (intense pulsed light therapy) and LipiFlow are just 2 of the treatments we offer at See & Be Seen Eyecare. […]

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August 31, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Are Daily Contact Lenses Better for Dry Eye?

Dry Eye DiseaseEyewear & Contacts

Dry eyes can make wearing contact lenses difficult, causing discomfort and irritation. While contacts may feel uncomfortable with dry eyes, different lenses may feel better. If you wear contact lenses and have dry eyes, is there a better option available, such as daily disposable lenses? Continue reading to learn more about dry eye disease and […]

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June 8, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Can You Get Blepharitis from Eyelash Extensions

BlepharitisDry Eye Disease

Your eyes are one of your most defining physical features, and you can enhance their look in several ways with the help of products like makeup and eyelash extensions. However, it’s important to understand how these products could affect your eye comfort and increase the risk of developing conditions like blepharitis. Today, we’ll look at […]

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May 25, 2022
Dr. Ritesh Patel
A close up of a lined piece of paper with optometric equipment laying on top of it and the term diagnosis in the middle with the words dry eyes handwritten underneath.

Dry eye can make everyday tasks feel impossible. Reading, working, and even driving can become strenuous on your eyes and comfort. Fortunately, there are many different treatments available to help manage dry eye symptoms. IPL (intense pulsed light therapy) and LipiFlow are just 2 of the treatments we offer at See & Be Seen Eyecare. […]

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Women putting in daily contact lens to help with her dry eye symptoms

Dry eyes can make wearing contact lenses difficult, causing discomfort and irritation. While contacts may feel uncomfortable with dry eyes, different lenses may feel better. If you wear contact lenses and have dry eyes, is there a better option available, such as daily disposable lenses? Continue reading to learn more about dry eye disease and […]

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Close up of women with eyelash extensions

Your eyes are one of your most defining physical features, and you can enhance their look in several ways with the help of products like makeup and eyelash extensions. However, it’s important to understand how these products could affect your eye comfort and increase the risk of developing conditions like blepharitis. Today, we’ll look at […]

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