Choose the Right Sunnies this Season

5 Tips to Help You Choose the Perfect Sunnies this Season

April 20, 2018

As soon as warm weather hits, everybody starts going crazy about getting our bodies “bikini ready”, but before summer I’m all about getting my face SUNNIES-READY with the perfect sunnies! Oh, have you never heard of this term? Let me tell you all about it and why it’s way better than holding a plank for…

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You’re Invited to Our Spring 2018 Trunk Show

April 15, 2018

We are very excited to share all the details of our upcoming trunk show with you! On May 3rd, from 4-8pm we will be featuring some of our favourite brands. We’ll have plenty of drinks and bites to make your shopping experience that much more enjoyable. Read on for details on our featured brands for this trunk…

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Food for the Eyes

Food for the Eyes

April 7, 2018

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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Luxury Sustainable Eyewear Brand

Why You Need to Know This Luxury Sustainable Eyewear Brand

March 27, 2018

It’s a great day when fashionable luxury accessories also do good for the planet. Don’t you just love knowing that what you’re wearing has made a positive social impact in some way?   As a local slow fashion blogger in the nation’s capital (I’ll be blogging once a month here – stay tuned for next time!),…

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Workplace Eye Health and Safety

Workplace Eye Safety and Eye Health

March 21, 2018

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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spring promo 2018

Spring Promo is Here

March 20, 2018

Welcome Spring!  Everyone has been raving about our awesome winter promotion so we’ve decided to extend the sale until April 30, 2018! It’s time to spruce up the wardrobe and what better way with pair of prescription sunnies? We’ve got lots of amazing styles to choose from. If you want a sneak peek at some…

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International Women’s Day!

March 9, 2018

On March 8th 2018, Merivale Vision Care celebrated International Women’s Day! This year we continued our ongoing support to the Zonta Club of Ottawa and donated $25 for every pair of glasses sold to the Zonta Club of Ottawa. The Zonta Club of Ottawa is a chapter of Zonta International – an organization that has…

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Valentines Day @ MVC

Valentines Day @ MVC

February 12, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at MVC!

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Winter Promo at MVC

Winter Promotion @ MVC until March 31, 2018

February 12, 2018
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back to school glasses

Donate School Supplies, Get Pair of Kids Sunnies

August 20, 2017

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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Dealing with a Summer Allergy

Top 5 Tips for Dealing with a Summer Allergy

August 4, 2017

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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Frames for different face shape

What type of frames are right for my face shape?

July 18, 2017

Summertime is here! And with those bright UV rays that we’re enjoying so much, we thought you’d want to know how to keep your eyes protected while also being stylish. Did you know that keeping your eyes healthy isn’t all that we do? Oh no friends, we also bring it in the fashion accessories department.…

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Mvcs Finest Patrons Jamie Fine

One of MVC’s finest Patrons-Jamie Fine

July 6, 2017

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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Concussion Therapy with Dr. William Clarke

June 9, 2017

Being in the nation’s capital, our city is lucky to play host to professional sports teams, and national and international sporting events. Go Team! When athletes need help with concussion prevention and vision, one of our Doctors – Dr. William Clarke is on the scene, and has had some cool opportunities to work with athletes…

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Fundraiser-Trunk Show for Canadian Guide Dogs

May 11, 2017

  Thanks to all who attended our Annual Trunk Show!  A portion of the proceeds are going to our sponsorship of two guide dogs for 2017. Talula II has just started her formal training at Training Centre. Daphne II, a Yellow Lab, is living with her volunteer puppy walker; she is in basic training and socialization.…

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Meet Our Team: Kari Whitehorne

April 24, 2017

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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Stu the Lab Guy

Stu the Lab Guy

April 7, 2017

We have a Lab Guy, His Name is Stu. Not all Optometric Centres are created equal. Not to toot our own horn, but we like to think we go above and beyond in all aspects of our work and business; and one of our secret weapons is Stu the Lab Guy. That’s right, he doesn’t…

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Women in Vision: Dr. Kirsten North

Women in Vision: Dr. Kirsten North

February 23, 2017

Have you met our team? If you’ve lingered on our “About” page, you would have met our fab staff, but beyond their bios, our doctors and team members boast some amazing experience – and we want to share it with you! Dr. Kirsten North is currently one of the clinic’s owners, after joining the practice…

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Alyssa in Choos

Eye Health – How do I Keep My Eyes Healthy?

January 11, 2017

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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Fashionable Eyewear

We see the heart in your eyes.

November 30, 2016

To the average person, vision loss and clogged arteries would seem to have little in common. But researchers are discovering that that’s not the case. Vision problems may sometimes be the only symptom a person has of a serious cardiovascular condition. Examining the eyes is an easy way for doctors to have a look at the…

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