Medical Mask vs Cloth Mask

Posted: Nov, 10 3:30 AM PT | Last updated Nov 10, 2020

Should I Wear a Face Mask When Visiting My Eye Doctor at Metrotown?

The College of Optometrists of BC advise the use of masks by patients while in the clinic since physical distancing may not be possible throughout testing and assessment. Each patient and visitor is required to wear a medical mask while in our office to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Real Eyes Optometry Medical Grade Masks

Which Types of Masks are Best Rated?


Medical masks or procedure masks are flat or pleated have a barrier to stop spreading droplets and are fixed snug to the head with straps. Wearing a medical mask is one of the prevention methods to limit the transmission of COVID-19.

Cloth masks reduce the spread of large respiratory droplets when you sneeze or cough. However, these masks offer minimal protection to the wearer.


One Time Use Medical Mask


Visiting Our Metrotown Optometrist Team

During your visit with the Real Eyes Optometry team in Burnaby. Our Optometrists Dr. Shaun Pati, Dr. Amit Sahota and Dr. Tony Wang use medical grade masks. We use plexiglass on our eye care equipment for face to face interactions and ensure everyone’s safety.

For patients who do not have the required 3 layer filtration system masks, we have you covered and are selling them in office.




Make Sure You Have the Right Mask. Stay Safe – Real Eyes Optometry


Coronavirus face masks FAQs
  • How effective are neck gaiters?
  • How effective are bandanas?
  • What’s the right way to wear a face mask?
  • When should masks be worn?
  • Can I make my own cloth mask?

Check out the BC CDC Face Mask List for answers to the above.