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