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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Happy 2020 everyone! The ball has dropped, new year’s resolutions have been made and it’s time for you to do great things! Maybe recycling more isn’t something that was on your resolution list but certainly, you can add that to your list. Let us show you how!  Bausch & Lomb has teamed up with TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company, to help reduce waste with…

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At Merivale Vision Care we pride ourselves on having a team that keeps up with the most current information, technology, and practices relevant to our field of eye care. Education is definitely one of our core values here. When you visit Merivale Vision Care you can be sure you are working with either someone who…

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Fingers crossed that summer is here to stay, but you know that August sets us into high gear to get ourselves organized for the school year!   Are your eyes and eyewear due for a back-to-school check-up? It’s always a good idea to make sure that you and your loved ones are seeing as clearly as…

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Growing up we were always told that if you cross your eyes, they will stay that way forever. Have you ever wondered if this is true? Contrary to this tall tale, the answer is no! Read more on our most commonly asked questions at Merivale Vision Care!  1. If I wear glasses will it make my vision…

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Eye exams and glasses are usually top of mind for parents and caregivers when it comes to children’s ocular health, but it’s still important to remember sunglasses for kids too! Here at Merivale Vision Care, we offer a great array of sunwear for children, from new babies up to big kids, in about 39475 fun…

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One of the coolest things about the human body is its complexity, and how different parts of our body are more directly connected to each other than ever thought before. Think about your eyes and your heart.   At first glance, not two (or rather three!) organs you’d think would be closely related.  However, your…

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There’s nothing more enjoyable then sitting in your car waiting for it to defrost in –30 C weather with the heat blasting in your face. Am I right? Your eyes start to burn and feel like fire. You park your car and everything takes a drastic turn because your eyes start weeping once you step foot outside…

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Fact or fiction – your vision can change from uncontrolled diabetes? Fact! Well, what does diabetes have to do with my eyes anyway? Let us tell you a little story.    Once upon a time, there was a lovely man named Bob. Bob never needed glasses to drive because he could see the distance nice and clear.…

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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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