About MDO Opticians

Founded by Marian Deptula, MDO is a 3rd generation optical family.  With her stunning and elegant fashion sense, work ethic, kindness and acceptance of all people, MDO has become not only a widely successful business but a community with a level of service and quality unsurpassed.

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Marian was born in Widewater AB, youngest of 9 siblings.


Marian married Wilfred Reinbold.


Marian started her family with her first son Doug, daughter Deborah, Cindy and Trudi.


Among many skilled jobs Marian acquired, she becomes a substitute teacher.


Marian becomes Alberta’s first female optician.


Marian is hired as the optician for Dr. Dolman’s practice, St Alberts only optometrist.


Marian partners with Canada’s largest optical company and opens ‘Optics by Marian’ in Village Tree Mall. She brings into the business her two children Douglas and Trudi.


Marian expands her location by 2000 sq feet and has St Albert’s busiest and largest optical dispensary and adds a third child Deborah to the business. The new store is MD Opticians.


Marian opens a 2nd location Summit Optical on the north end of the city in the largest multi medical disciplinary centre.


Marian sells her Summit location and opens St Albert’s largest and most progressive dispensary in the city. The new store is called MDO Optometry, Opticians-Sunglass Specialists.


Marian along with her daughter in law Jackie Fox and her granddaughter Brittany Reinbold open the world’s only optical exclusively for Women….Women with Vision Opticians.


Marian is the first woman ever to be honoured and inducted into the Opticians Hall of Fame.


Marian worked in the MDO location up to her 84 birthday hugging and greeting all of the clients in her special way until her passing in the summer.