Doug Reinbold - MDO Opticians - Metrospec Eyewear

Customer Spotlight - Douglas Reinbold from MDO Opticians

Inspiration for this project comes from Vogue magazine’s ‘73 Questions,’ with hopes of connecting our community to see what’s going on around the world in what has proved to be a new experience for everyone.

Name: Douglas Reinbold

Store and location: MDO Opticians located in St Albert, Alberta.  

Position: Owner and optician

Instagram: @mdoopticians  Facebook: MDO Opticians

  1. Why do you love the city you live in? It’s biodiversity (Vancouver) and outdoor/big city vibe is the best in Canada.
  2. Why did you become a doctor, optician or buyer? It was random, I was offered a job to be a frame rep, and the rest is history.
  3. Why should you get an eye exam? Because it helps detect eye problems at their earliest stage when most treatable.
  4. Why should you change your glasses and how often at minimum? As we evolve our personal style and ergonomics of our life the visual and aesthetic should as well, so I would say at least every couple of years.
  5. What did you have for breakfast this morning? 3 eggs, 3 pieces of crispy bacon, 3 sausages, hash browns and, 2 rye toast.
  6. Bike, walk or ride to work? All of them depends on the day. I like biking best. E-bikes are awesome.
  7. Favourite colour?
  8. Favourite human (or non-human)? Thor.
  9. Who inspires you? Children - the freedom with which they go about their day inspires me.
  10. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be? Hands down without a doubt the first Renaissance man I ever knew…my dad WILF!
  11. What would you ask them? How you navigated through nonsense.
  12. Night owl or early bird? Early bird.
  13. Coffee or tea? Coffee.
  14. If you were wearing a mood ring, what colour would it be? ..creativity, friendliness, optimism and confidence.
  15. What are you most excited about these days? The next phase, big changes coming, family, work and future.
  16. Who always makes their way into your playlist? Seal, Luther Vandross and AC/DC.
  17. Do you like karaoke? If yes, which song? Mustang Sally.
  18. What’s the last emoji you used? Red heart for my girl.
  19. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or no technology? Instagram, Facebook…I like technology.
  20. What’s the biggest lesson with COVID-19? Not what you know, it’s what you believe.
  21. Celebrity crush? Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron. 
  22. Favourite book? Helter Skelter.
  23. What do you wish people would talk about more? What really makes them afraid or holds them back.
  24. Or Less? Politics.
  25. Favourite destination? Thailand.
  26. Place you’re dying to see? Japan.
  27. Are you optimistic about the future? Yes, optimism in not a mind set I find it more of a behaviour.
  28. What is always in your carry on luggage? Supplements.
  29. What do you love the most about your job? I can give someone an amazing experience that can last years.
  30. Questions you get asked the most? Anything related to health and fitness.
  31. Is there anything else you feel we should know about you? I used to be a secret agent.

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