Vision

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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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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Our 4 favourite MVC brands!

favourite MVC brands

At Merivale Vision Care we pride ourselves in keeping up with the latest fashion and trends but also maintaining classic pieces in our frame collection.  We asked our highly skilled and awesome dispensers to choose their favourite line and tell us 3 reasons why they love it! Read on to see which one matches your style!    Natalie’s favourite MVC brand:  Mykita – a modern collection of frames handmade…

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