Gift Guide 2022 Part 2

Welcome back to part two of our Merivale Vision Care Holiday Gift Guide! Cozy up with a hot mug of cider and get those cards ready to do some serious shopping. Keep reading for more great ideas to help you prep for the holidays all while seeing your absolute best. 

The first snowfall has officially happened, which means we are approaching the end of the year. Now is the perfect time to update your glasses, especially if you have not used your insurance benefits yet. Make sure they don’t go to waste. For most people, the deadline is December 31st. If you need an updated eye exam, please click here to book your appointment with one of our wonderful Ottawa Doctors of Optometry. After you see the Optometrist head out to our optical boutique for a glasses-shopping appointment with one of our brilliant dispensing team members. They will set you up with all the amazing eyeglasses (and sunglasses) solutions to meet your work, sport, and everyday eyewear needs. 

While you are visiting us, and now that the chilly weather has set in, be sure to pick up some anti-fog lens treatments. These make amazing stocking stuffers or practical gifts for all the spectacle-wearing loved ones in your life. We have a dedicated blog all about the innovative anti-fog products we carry and how to combat foggy lenses. Still have questions? Our front-desk experts will help you select the right anti-fog product for you and your loved ones. 

Do you have a loved one who loves skincare? Bridging the gap between skincare and eye care, our I-Med I-Lid’N’Lash Cleansing Pads are perfect for keeping peepers healthy, removing makeup, and plumping the skin around the eyes with hyaluronic acid. The makeup remover version of these is an extremely hot commodity among the staff. Plus, the fancy glass jar looks lovely on your dressing table. 

Once you’ve said goodbye to the MVC crew, be sure to head to Thrive Select Thrift to pick up beautiful clothing and home items as gifts for your loved ones. Conveniently located adjacent to our clinic and staffed with super-friendly humans, Thrive Select Thrift has an amazing array of gently used clothing, accessories, and household items that are high-quality and affordable. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa presents Thrive Select Thrift as both a retail outlet and community hub that supports programming for children and youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa (BBBSO) is the city’s longest-standing children’s charity. Since 1970, BBBSO has been creating strong mentoring relationships between Bigs and Littles.

When you shop at Thrive Select Thrift you are prepping for the holidays in a sustainable way while empowering local children and youth to become their best selves. When we positively impact the course of young people’s lives, there is a direct positive impact on our community’s future. In our humble opinion, there is no better way to capture the energy of the holidays than that. 

Now that you have finished your cider, pop on your coat and head out for festive eye care and holiday preparations. Drive safely and happy shopping local! See you next week for the third and final installment of our Merivale Vision Care Gift Guide. 

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