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Hello End of Year Promotions!

With the end of the year creeping up on us it’s time to finish our to-do’s from 2018. Have you been meaning to change your glasses or pick up a pair of sunglasses for your holiday travels?  We have a pretty awesome end of the year promo that will help check off your final to-dos when it comes to eyewear! …

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Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of our Holiday Gift Guide! We’ve got a couple more ideas for your festive shopping adventures from our store and other local small businesses!    If you’re tired of toys and onesies for the wee ones in your life then how about picking up something functional and fabulous? At MVC we have Babiators!…

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Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Part 1

We’ve been teaming up with some of our best pals in Ottawa to help you with your holiday shopping! Keep reading for Part 1 of our fave picks for this holiday season from small local businesses in Ottawa!  At MVC we are always on the lookout for the best and coolest products! Need some ideas…

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Don’t Ignore Your Sunnies This Winter!

Are you one of those people who puts away their sunnies once there’s snow on the ground? Don’t be! Our eyes need even more protection during the winter months because of the bright reflection of the UV rays off the snow.   Also – we like to think that wearing sunglasses can easily trick our…

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Diabetes Changed My Vision!

Fact or fiction – your vision can change from uncontrolled diabetes? Fact! Well, what does diabetes have to do with my eyes anyway? Let us tell you a little story.    Once upon a time, there was a lovely man named Bob. Bob never needed glasses to drive because he could see the distance nice and clear.…

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We Had A Party! Trunk Show Recap

We threw a party last week for all of our wonderful clients! Twice a year, we host a trunk show with some of our favourite brands so that our clients can get spoiled with full collections of specialty eyewear at their fingertips.   This season, we introduced some amazing Montreal based brands into the mix;…

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Children's Vision Month

October is Children’s Vision Month! At MVC we love seeing your kiddos for their eye exams! When it comes to kids eye health, there are lots of facts out there on how important eye exams really are. Here are a few key ones: 80% of children’s learning is visual 60% of children with literacy challenges…

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Kanye & Contacts Love Lockdown

It’s finally October! Have you been waiting all year to wear that sparkly jacket then realized, I don’t have blue contacts for my Kanye costume?? Well, look no further because we are here to help you make sure you follow the correct steps to achieve that fierce look.     Step 1: Plan ahead. Costume…

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2018 Fall Trunk Show!

It’s that time of the year again! Time for MVC’s annual Fall Trunk Show! This year we couldn’t be more excited to feature exclusive brands that we’ve already fallen in love with. So read on for what to expect this October 22nd and 23rd. Yes, you read that right! This trunk show is going to…

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How to Transition Your Summer Sunnies to Fall

There is nothing like the fresh start of September. It almost feels more like the beginning of a new year than January 1. Kids go back to school, productivity is heavy in the air and everyone is ready to give a final push to the end of the year. And the fashion?   Well. We…

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How Do Concussions Affect the Eyes?

Concussions are on the rise and with new statistics that are being collected and studied, we as optometrists have more questions to answer. One very important question is: How do concussions affect the eyes?  Basics about concussions First let’s talk basics of a concussion. What are they exactly?    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury…

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Blue Light Filters

Let’s talk about technology and what blue light can do to our eyes. It’s time to get ready for school and we have an exclusive, limited time offer at MVC for students. Read on to find out more!    Remember those days when you would wake up early in the morning to watch your Saturday morning cartoons?…

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Scleral Contact Lenses: The Basics

Here at Merivale Vision Care, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the best vision possible. We offer many speciality vision solutions. Certain people will benefit from aids such as magnifiers, while others require personalized glasses solutions such as prisms. In some cases, speciality contact lenses, such as scleral contacts, will be the solution.…

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5 Frames That Will Instantly Improve Your Instagram Feed

In our world where Instagram and Snapchat act like a personal highlight reel or visual journal, everybody can be a celebrity. Whether your account is personal or professional, a gorgeous feed and beautiful pictures within it is #goals. Maybe your feed consists mostly of your newborn baby or the occasional artisanal coffee, or maybe you’re…

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10 Things To Know About Vision Therapy

These days vision therapy (VT) is something you may hear among fellow parents and even in the workplace. Read on to find out 10 things about vision therapy! 1. What is vision therapy?    Vision Therapy is a doctor supervised customized program of visual activities (think of it like physiotherapy for the eyes). It is designed to improve…

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The Future is Here With SPECSY 3D Printed Glasses

The future has arrived at Merivale Vision Care. Ok, maybe that sounds a bit dramatic. But if you were to hold the glossy, marble-motif frames that were 3D printed in Toronto by way of a state of the art digital head and face scan that happened in Ottawa, you would be excited too.    …

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Eye Makeup and Beyond

In the world of social media, we now have access to loads of makeup tutorials. As fun as it is to experiment with makeup, have you ever thought about when should you dispose of your old makeup? Read on to find out more!    Mascara  You should dispose of your mascara at least every 2 months. After many uses the mascara will dry…

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Welcome to your MVC Eye Exam Experience!

  For today’s blog we want to walk you through what to expect at your next eye exam. Visitors often tell us that our clinic is larger than they thought it would be. And you’re right! We do have a lot going in our space and each of these areas has a special role in…

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5 Eternally Classic Sunnies You Should Never Let Go Of

When you close your eyes and picture an eternally classic style icon, what do you see? Is it Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, standing in front of Tiffany & Co? Or maybe it’s Jackie O stepping out in a skirt suit? Oftentimes, our favourite style icons have a signature pair of sunglasses that we associate them…

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An alternative to glasses after 40: multifocal contacts

Have you been wearing contact lenses for years? Maybe you’ve recently started having some difficulty reading with your usual contacts on? Have you stopped wearing contacts all together because of this? If you answered yes to these questions; you’re not alone. Most of you will know about progressive glasses, with lenses that have a gradient…

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Merivale

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

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