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Halloween is a popular time for people to use colored contact lenses to enhance their costumes. From blood-drenched vampire eyes to glow-in-the-dark lizard lenses, costume contacts can certainly add a spooky, eye-popping touch. But colored contact lenses are popular year-round, not just at Halloween.

But few know the risks associated with these lenses. "Most people believe that decorative lenses do not require the same level of care or consideration as a standard contact lens because they can be purchased over-the-counter or on the Internet," says Dr. Samina Khan Lead Optometrist at Sight N' Steps Optometrists Pickering Town Centre. "This is far from the truth."



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Dr. Samina K. Khan, O.D. - Lead Optometrist Sight N' Steps

Graduated from the prestigious Chicago based Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. Khan has been practicing as an Optometrist all over North America. With her professionalism, from Chicago to Daytona Beach to Toronto, Dr. Khan managed to create a loyal patient base for her optometry services. During her career as an optometrist, Dr. Khan has worked with a vastly diverse patient population and some of the leading North American Optometry experts. Dr. Khan joins Sight N’ Steps with a passion to serve her childhood communities of Durham Region.

Dr. Palak Desai, O.D. 

Dr. Desai is an honors graduate of State University of New York with extensive experience working in the US prior to moving to Canada. Dr. Desai has been working with Leading Ophthalmologists in the Toronto area evaluating patients for various eye surgeries and laser treatments. In addition to managing Sight N' Steps, Dr. Desai is in-charge of two other practices in the GTA at Lenscrafters and Wal-Mart Vision Center. She is a very hardworking professional, serving six to seven hundred (600-700) patients a month on average between all three of her practices. Dr. Desai joined Sight N' Steps in August 2015, and has been very successful in establishing a very loyal patient base of over 2000 patients in a very short period of time.

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