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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,

Ontario will be entering LOCKDOWN on December 26 @12:01AM by order of the Government of Ontario for at least 28 days. Please note that medical care including Optometry services are NOT impacted by these changes.

We will continue to operate following Public Health protocols including screening, PPE, handwashing & sanitizing as well as maintaining physical distancing where possible.

We are open throughout the holiday season (Closed Dec25-27 and Dec31-Jan3) for orders, with very limited in person care. We will be open for full care on Jan 4. We will reserve two urgent care appointments each day during the province-wide lockdown to help reduce the number of eye related emergency room visits for our current patients.

If you are experiencing an eye emergency (loss of vision, double vision, distortion to vision, ocular pain, photosensitivity or other visual symptoms) please contact the office at 519 822 2710 for advice before presenting to the emergency room.