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Top 5 Eye Myths Debunked

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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Super Shades for Super Kids

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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Eyes on Heart Month

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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Dry Eye in the Winter

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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Diabetes Changed My Vision!

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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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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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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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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