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June 2022 Covid Protocol & Mask Update

June 11, 2022 marked our most recent change in Covid protocol, as medical clinics are no longer covered under the Provincial mask mandate.  We remain committed to providing access to eye care and our Doctors at Merivale Vision Care, Wellington Vision Care, and Ottawa Vision Therapy have elected to continue wearing masks.  Patients and staff…

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The Vault – A New Luxury Shopping Space coming soon to Wellington Vision Care

We’re thrilled to announce our newest venture, part of the just-as-exciting Merivale Vision Care and Wellington Vision Care family–The Vault! Aptly named, The Vault will be located in the basement of Wellington Vision Care in Westboro, in an old vault space we’ve converted to be the post-mod, exclusive luxury shopping experience of your dreams! We…

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Eye Makeup Lifespans and How They Can Affect Your Ocular Health

We love how popular makeup has become!  It’s always fun to try new looks, but, have you ever thought about how often you should be replacing makeup products to best preserve the health of your eyes?  We have! Read on to find out more.  Mascara  You should keep your mascara tube for no longer than…

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4 Keys to Help Maintain Overall Eye Health

With the recent rise in health and self care, we’re always hearing about the next great workout or the newest superfood, but have you ever thought about your eye health? Until we find a way to stop the aging process, there are some easy things you can do to maintain ocular health as you grow…

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Wellington Vision Care Fundraising Roundup

We wanted to take a moment to highlight something positive and to thank you for your support of our charitable initiatives over the past year.  It’s truly overwhelming to see the response month after month and there is absolutely no way we could do it without you!  Together with our patients, suppliers and collaborative donators,…

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Covid Protocol January 2022

Once again, Covid season is upon us. Our health care system is already challenged & we are as committed to providing access to eye care as we have been this entire pandemic. We will continue to monitor, follow & implement provincial & college guidelines for any changes specific to optometry. In response to the Omicron…

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3 Great Reasons to Have Regular Eye Exams, Even if This Text isn’t Blurry

Most of us think of eye exams as a simple appointment to read letters from a chart then update our prescription for glasses or contacts, so it stands to reason that people who don’t wear glasses or notice changes in their vision often go years without a visit to the optometrist.  However, there are some…

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Top Men’s Frames for Summer 2021

This summer’s collection of frames features a number of men’s frames that will keep you looking sharp on those all-important zoom calls. Outside of those calls, we tend to have half of our face covered up, so the glasses become the main focus. Here are some inspirational frames, that will help illustrate the story of who you are.   Kirk & Kirk  Chunky acetate frames are the trendiest…

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Inclusivity Starts with YOU

Navigating our everyday lives, the idea of inclusivity seems simple- include everyone. However, not everyone- workplace or not, is on the same page. When it comes to Wellington Vision Care, our idea is EVERYONE. Inclusivity is one of our core values. Regardless of race, class, sexuality, disability, or gender, we show up for everyone.  We appreciate what each difference brings to the…

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Which glasses are right for you? 4 questions to help you choose the perfect frames

As we prepare for the summer, we tend to fall into the lockdown routine. Slicked foreheads with sunscreen, and masks above our noses, we often forget what our faces truly look like. The features we once wanted to accentuate are now hidden, our eyes being the common focal point in our Covid-19 filled world. We…

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See the world in different colours!

The colour of sunglass lenses is not just for aesthetics!  Different coloured lenses offer different types of advantages in various environment and activities. Having a good understanding will help you pick the best lens for your lifestyle by improving your depth perception or reducing fatigue. Shamir Sunglass Coloured Lenses The most basic type of lens is a tint.…

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See and Appreciate More with Premium Progressive Lenses and our Spring Promo

Spring is here! As the weather in Ottawa is getting warmer and more people are becoming vaccinated, there are more activities available to do.   Start thinking about preparing your eyes to do more as well! Starting April 2021, Wellington Vision Care and our sister store, Merivale Vision Care, are holding a promotion for $100…

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See Everything While On Vacation!

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with the holidays comes plenty of travel. There is nothing worse than going on vacation and forgetting extra contact lenses, losing sunglasses or breaking your glasses. You need to be able to see to enjoy your getaway to the max! Without further adieu, here are a few helpful…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Part 2

We are back with part 2 of our 2019 holiday gift guide! We selected some amazing local businesses that we love and found some cool gift ideas for your loved ones. Shop Tallow (358 Richmond Rd) For the stylish person on your list, choose a warm stylish scarf from Shop Tallow. This oversized Mackage unisex jacquard scarf features…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 Part 1

Winter season has arrived, maybe a bit too early, but it definitely puts us in the holiday spirit! If you’re looking to do a bit of holiday shopping, then why not pick up some gifts for your spectacle-wearing loved ones!  Here are our top 5 best sellers at MVC that are either amazing stocking stuffers and definitely unique gifts! …

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Let Us Help You!

Hello, friends! Tracey here, your friendly neighbourhood Registered Optician from Merivale Vision Care. I’m here to share some helpful tips on what not to use (and what to use when in a real pinch) for at home repairs in case your glasses have an accident at home. We know it can feel frightening if something…

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10 Fast Facts about Laser Eye Surgery

Are you wondering: Am I a candidate for laser eye surgery? Is it worth it? Read on for 10 fast facts about laser eye surgery and find out which celebrity recently had corrective eye surgery!  10. You are awake during laser eye surgery and it takes less than 10 minutes per eye to perform the procedure!  9.…

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Students Add Status to MVC!

At Merivale Vision Care we pride ourselves on having a team that keeps up with the most current information, technology, and practices relevant to our field of eye care. Education is definitely one of our core values here. When you visit Merivale Vision Care you can be sure you are working with either someone who…

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Fall Trunk Show 2019

Fall is here! Time to take out those cozy sweaters, pack up those flip flops and grab a pumpkin spice latte. Here at Merivale Vision Care we are always excited for fall to come around because that means it is trunk show time! This year we will be hosting Kering which boasts incredible brands such as Gucci,…

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Superflex Frames for Super Cool Kids

I’m going to let you in on a little secret we have here at Merivale Vision Care. Lean in parents and caregivers, this one is for you! We have an amazing and extensive collection of awesome frames for super cool kids at a great price! Our Superflex Kids collection offers a huge variety of styles…

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Wellington

1282-C Wellington Street West, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3A7
T: 613-421-4880
F: 613-226-1831
E: info@wellingtonvisioncare.com

New patients welcome!

Monday
Closed
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Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Closed

Holiday Closures


Friday December 24th – closed at 1:00p
Saturday December 25th - closed
Tuesday December 28th – closed
Friday December 31st – closed at 3:00pm
Saturday January 1st – closed

Merivale

8A-1547 Merivale Road Ottawa, ON K2G4V3
T: (613) 226-8446
F: (613) 226-1831
E: info@merivalevisioncare.com

New patients welcome!

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Holiday Closures


Friday December 24th closed @ 1:00pm
Monday December 27th – closed
Tuesday December 28th – closed
December 31st – closed @ 3:00pm
Monday January 3rd 2022 – closed