Welcome back to the blog, friends! This week we are taking a little break from the heaviness of these extraordinary times to focus on something extremely important: shopping! We have received some gorgeous new fall collections, so we just had to share. With the arrival of fall comes the inspiration to add something new to…

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Hot on the trail of our last post, this one comes to you today short and sweet. We wanted to share our time at the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BCGO) this past weekend with you so you could see our back-pack filling party! Volunteers from our team got together over the weekend to…

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kids optometrist Ottawa

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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eyelid twitch

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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eye care ontario

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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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 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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optometrist ottawa

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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optometrist ottawa

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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optometrist ottawa

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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