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Dr. Reita Thomas-Parel

Dr. Reita Thomas-Parel graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Optometry in 1998, and has been practicing in Guelph since 1999. She has a special interest in contact lenses and pediatrics.

Dr. Thomas-Parel is an active volunteer in the community. She has been involved with the Y’s Women of Distinction Panels, she participated as a health care provider in a wellness screening program held at Shelldale Centre run through Guelph Community Health Center, she has spoken at various elementary and high schools, she is parent volunteer at her own children’s school, and she is involved at her home parish of St. Joseph’s.

Health and wellness are very important to Dr. Thomas-Parel, and she is often training for a 5 or 10 km run somewhere in Ontario. She even climbed the CN tower stairs one spring! She can often be found hiking on various trails throughout Guelph with her three children. Her downtime is spent taking photos and creating coffee table photo books with them. She is currently enrolled in a fine arts class to unleash her creative side!

Languages spoken: English, French


Dear Patients

We are open again to provide vision care. While many things have changed since then, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different.

We will ask some screening questions before your appointment. You will need an appointment to enter the office for any reason and wear a mask in the office. Appointments will be spaced out to allow for distancing between patients. That might mean less flexibility for scheduling your appointment but is necessary for your safety. Our frame area is different too, with “white glove” frame selection and disinfection of all frames that have been touched. All these procedures are designed to create the safest environment for you, other patients and our team.

As you can imagine, we have a long backlog of patients to reschedule and we will call patients back based on risk and needs. To make an appointment, please call our office at 519-822-2710.

Thank you for your patience and loyalty throughout this ordeal. We value your trust and can’t wait to welcome you back!