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Global News

Did you view yesterday’s eclipse without proper eye wear?


There was no shortage of people who ignored the warnings yesterday and stared straight at the sun. And if you’re one of those people, here’s what you need to know. Susan Hay has the story.

Three Best Rated

Best Optometrists in Toronto, ON


Handpicked Top 3 Optometrists in Toronto. How can we actually say this? Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reputation, history, complaints, reviews, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence….



My Eyes Were So Dry, I got Permanent Plugs Put Into My Tear Ducts

Published June 15th 2016


My severe dry eye has not only discouraged me from wearing eye makeup, it has basically eliminated any opportunity I had to ditch my glasses and wear contacts. I feel like a total frump walking around without mascara and eyeliner on, which is what led me to try out lash serum and tinting…


Zoomer Radio

Tune into Zoomer Radio (AM 740) weekly from 12:30 pm – 1 pm to hear Dr. Patel discuss the latest in eyecare!

Broadcasted April 22nd 2016


Dr. Ritesh Patel, Chair, Communications Committee, and Member of the Board at the Ontario Association of Optometrists, a Goldhawk-approved Contributor, describes Computer Vision syndrome and how staring at that computer screen can damage your eyes…



See and Be Seen Eyecare

Published November 24th 2014


See and Be Seen Eyecare is an optometrist and eyewear shop all in one. Get an eye exam by a professional optometrist, by new prescription glasses or contacts all in one stop. See and Be Seen Eyecare sells major brands too…


Vision Monday

Instagram: A Favorite Mobile Community Among ECPs

Published August 27th 2014


Instagram launched in 2010 as a place for people to share photos and moments as they moved through the day. In four years, the mobile community has grown to more than 200 million active users sharing 60 million photos per day, a total of 20 billion photos since its launch. If you still think you shouldn’t be using Instagram, you might want to reconsider. The app is an important tool for brands and businesses and optical retailers are no exception…



3 Reasons You Need To Stop Cheaping Out And Invest In A Decent Pair of Sunglasses

Published August 17th 2014

TO Initiative

Here’s what Dr. Patel has to say

Published June 24th 2014


He is a regular lecturer for the Ontario Pharmacy Association and the Director of Optometry at See & Be Seen Eyecare. His work has enabled him to be featured in both The Globe & Mail and CTV News. He has also participated in volunteer missions internationally with Optometry Giving Sight in India and VOSH in Nicaragua and has consulted for companies such as Allergan, Bausch & Lomb and Tear Science. Meet Dr. Ritesh….


The Globe & Mail

Stylish boutique clinic ‘a labour of love’ for owner and optometrist

Published December 5th 2013


We opened the doors of See & Be Seen Eyecare in 2013, but had the idea of the business years ago. We are located in the heart of Liberty Village just West of the downtown Toronto core and absolutely love the neighbourhood. We are surrounded by a great community that has a unique, hip vibe that the practice fits into very well…