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Eye See… Eye Learn

August 26, 2020

Hi Friends! Back to school is just around the corner, so it’s a great time to think about your child’s eye health so they can see their best while learning and playing hard. At Merivale Vision Care, we participate in an awesome – and important – program for eyeglasses for your child. The program is…

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MiYOSMART Lenses and Myopia Control

August 19, 2020

Hi Friends, welcome back to another segment with Merivale Vision Care. We are so proud to share that we can now prescribe, fit, and dispense the new MiYOSMART Lenses from Hoya Vision. The MiYOSMART lens product is designed particularly for managing near-sightedness (or myopia) in children and can help prevent the progression of myopia over…

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Got A Twitch?

August 12, 2020

Have you ever experienced an annoying eyelid twitch that won’t go away? To make matters worse, have you ever noticed that the twitch always appears at the most inconvenient times? Luckily, eyelid twitches are typically not an emergency and will resolve on its own. The eyelid muscle fibres are one of the fastest working muscles…

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The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa Has Our Support!

July 28, 2020

In case you missed it, for the months of July and August, we have made it our mission to raise funds for The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. How are we doing it at MVC and WVC? For every single purchase of eyewear, we will donate $10 from each pair sold!  We reached out to The Boys and Girls…

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It’s Time To Give Back – MVC Style!

July 14, 2020

It’s been so nice to see all our favourite faces at both MVC and WVC even if it’s with social distancing. Now that we have gotten back into the swings of things, we are ready to do what we love – give back to the community!  For the month of July and August, for every pair of glasses…

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Ontario Eye Care Needs Your Help!

June 22, 2020

ACTION REQUIRED Please read the following message from the Ontario Association of Optometrists: “Optometrists are proud to deliver high quality and accessible eye care — but eye care in Ontario is at serious risk right now. Everyone knows how badly COVID-19 has strained our health care workers and decimated local businesses. Ontario’s optometrists are both. Now,…

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An Update: Our New Normal

June 15, 2020

From all of us at MVC, WVT and OVT, we would like to thank you for your ongoing support. This has been an exceptionally challenging time for health care and our small businesses. Over the past several weeks, we prepared our clinic in order to re-open for routine care. We have missed you and we are thrilled that…

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We’re back! The New Patient Journey

June 2, 2020

We are so excited to announce that the clinic is re-opened to the public again! We have spent weeks preparing our clinic and training our staff for our reopening with your health and safety in mind.  We truly look forward to welcoming our patients back! Here are some of the changes you can expect when you come to visit our offices.  Make…

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COVID-19 Phase 1 Changes

May 20, 2020

Hello again! As of today, we are making small changes with hopes to re-open for normal business to everyone soon! You may have noticed online that we are now taking appointments for purchasing non-prescription sunglasses. As much as we would love to serve everyone for all their eye care needs right now, we are still adhering to strict guidelines by both the Optometrist and Optician Colleges…

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Tips for Kids and Screen Time

May 12, 2020

With school being cancelled, kids are home all day, parents are juggling both a full-time job and taking care of their kids. The reality is that children will spend more time in front of the screen versus if they were in school all day. In the optometry world, we worry about excessive screen time because it correlates strongly with the onset and increase in myopia – the need for glasses to see in…

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What To Expect At Your Virtual Visit (eVisit)

April 30, 2020

Why virtual care?  COVID-19 is placing stress on Canada’s public health system. We are offering virtual care to make sure that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively. This means that we will be using video and audio technologies for some patient visits rather than asking all patients to come into…

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Contact Lens Safety

April 27, 2020

With all the circulating news about our current times, sometimes it’s hard to know what rules to follow. Here at MVC and WVC, we are going to help provide you with simple and safe tips on contact lens wear. Scroll all the way to the bottom to find out about our awesome new online shop and…

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Let’s Shop Together and Give Back! (at least 6 ft apart of course)

April 14, 2020

Hello to all our amazing patients and friends!   Over these past few weeks, we’ve undergone many changes and made difficult decisions, but our commitment to our team and community still stands. Our mission to provide sight for life is still as strong as ever, but for now, we need to do things just a bit differently.  Once we settled into our new normal, which is hard, because we miss our…

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Covid-19 Update – New Online Store & Other News

March 25, 2020

With the closure of non-essential services in Ontario, the teams at Merivale Vision Care, Wellington Vision Care and Ottawa Vision Therapy have taken additional measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients, team and community, while keeping our urgent eye care service going for as long as possible. We will be providing urgent…

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COVID-19 – We Will Get Through This Together!

March 17, 2020

Hi All! Welcome back to the blog. What a strange series of events we are living through right now! We are posting today to share with you that we are in your corner while we all hunker down and weather the storm. The teams at OVT, MVC, and WVC truly believe in social distancing to…

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Women’s Day 2020!

March 10, 2020

Hi Friends! I am sure that many of you celebrated International Women’s Day this past weekend. We celebrate International Women’s Day annually here at Merivale Vision Care, Wellington Vision Care and Ottawa Vision Therapy! Since the day fell on Sunday, we moved our celebration to Monday March 9th at MVC and Tuesday March 10th at…

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March Madness at MVC!

March 2, 2020

Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog today. I am so excited to share today’s post with you because I want to tell you all about our March Madness Event happening here at Merivale Vision Care! Now is the time to book that eye exam with us and start building that eyewear wardrobe! When…

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) Awareness Month!

February 18, 2020

It’s fitting how February is both Heart Month and Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month because these two things tie together quite well.   This month you’ve probably read about how we are giving back to the Ottawa Heart Institute. If not, click here to see how you can be a part of our festivities. Age-related macular…

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Hi, Diane!

February 11, 2020

A few blog posts back we let you know that we have welcomed some new Opticians into the MVC/WVC family! We first introduced you to our new Optician Dave. Second up, another fabulous Optician, Diane! You’ll find Diane predominantly at our Wellington location, but she has been known to moonlight occasionally at Merivale as well…

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We Love Heart Month at MVC and WVC!

February 4, 2020

Welcome to February everyone! February a great month because the days are getting longer, and Valentine’s Day gives us permission to eat all the chocolate (from heart-shaped boxes to boot), but most importantly because it is Heart Month! We celebrate Heart Month annually both here at Merivale Vision Care and at our sister location, Wellington…

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