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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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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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Food for the Eyes

Food for the Eyes

These days there is a lot of focus on what foods are good for the body but have you ever thought about what specific foods are good for the eyes? We need to fuel them with rich nutrients so they can keep up with the visual demands we encounter on a daily basis!  Did you know that when you read a book for…

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Workplace Eye Safety and Eye Health

Workplace Eye Health and Safety

Did you know that 40% of eye injuries in the workplace happen to those that work in construction, manufacturing, and mining? In the United States alone, 2,000 workers suffer an eye-related job injury per day! These injuries can range anywhere from solutions being splashed into the eyes or small surface abrasions all the way to…

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Donate School Supplies, Get Pair of Kids Sunnies

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Thinking about buying back to school supplies? Why not buy a couple extra items to help a child in need? For the month of August if you bring in a backpack with specific supplies, you can trade it in for a pair of kid sunnies! We are accepting backpacks until the end of this month.…

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Top 5 Tips for Dealing with a Summer Allergy

Dealing with a Summer Allergy

It’s not all fun in the sun for everyone; for an unlucky few, summertime is the season of itchy, red, eyes watery eyes. Thankfully when the allergy season strikes, there a few techniques you can try to deal with summertime allergies. 1. Change It Up They might be crucial for helping you see clearly, but…

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One of MVC’s finest Patrons-Jamie Fine

Mvcs Finest Patrons Jamie Fine

We’ve given you some fun personal profiles about the people who work with us, but what about our customers? They’re just as cool – actually, probably way cooler than us. We are continuously inspired by the talented individuals that walk through our doors and to prove it, we’re profiling a long-standing client who is a…

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Meet Our Team: Kari Whitehorne

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Our last blog post was about one of our Doctors – Dr. Kirsten North. But if you’ve walked into our office (and if you haven’t, stop by! We always have goodies and cool shades waiting), there are always smiling faces that welcome you in. This is our team of professionals; from opticians to frame stylists,…

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Eye Health – How do I Keep My Eyes Healthy?

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A healthy body is all the rage these days. We love hearing about the next great workout or the newest superfood, but have you ever thought about your eye health? There are some pretty simple things you can do to maintain good eye health as you grow up or grow older – whether we like…

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