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

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

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OUR BLOG

Can You Sleep with Contact Lenses?

Eyewear & Contacts

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, convenience often takes precedence. Contact lenses have undoubtedly revolutionized how we see the world and have been a popular alternative to glasses.  However, as our lives become busier, we’re tempted to save time, which can lead to sleeping in our contact lenses. Although you can find contact […]

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January 16, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Do Glasses Make Your Eyes Worse?

Eyewear & Contacts

According to statistics, 57% of Canadians 20 and older have a vision problem that requires optical correction. Eyewear such as glasses can offer cosmetic and corrective benefits.    Still, many people raise concerns that glasses make your eyes worse. Wearing glasses does not make your eyes worse.  About Your Vision  Your visual system is an intricate […]

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January 16, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel

Is Blepharitis Contagious?

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is one of many conditions that can cause red eyes—and when it affects you or a member of your family, it’s natural to wonder whether or not it’s contagious.  Fortunately, blepharitis is not contagious. However, that doesn’t mean it can be ignored. Blepharitis can cause lasting irritation, contribute to other conditions like dry eyes, […]

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January 16, 2024
Dr. Ritesh Patel
A woman using her left index finger to pull her eyelid down while she inserts a contact lens in her right eye with her right hand

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, convenience often takes precedence. Contact lenses have undoubtedly revolutionized how we see the world and have been a popular alternative to glasses.  However, as our lives become busier, we’re tempted to save time, which can lead to sleeping in our contact lenses. Although you can find contact […]

Read More…

A young woman smiling and trying on glasses in a store while being assisted by an optician or optometrist

According to statistics, 57% of Canadians 20 and older have a vision problem that requires optical correction. Eyewear such as glasses can offer cosmetic and corrective benefits.    Still, many people raise concerns that glasses make your eyes worse. Wearing glasses does not make your eyes worse.  About Your Vision  Your visual system is an intricate […]

Read More…

A young woman rubbing her eyes vigorously due to an irritation in the eye caused by blepharitis.

Blepharitis is one of many conditions that can cause red eyes—and when it affects you or a member of your family, it’s natural to wonder whether or not it’s contagious.  Fortunately, blepharitis is not contagious. However, that doesn’t mean it can be ignored. Blepharitis can cause lasting irritation, contribute to other conditions like dry eyes, […]

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