Find the right eye drops for you

Eyes are one of the most important and sensitive parts of your body.

Whether your eyes are dry, red, or even suffering from an infection, eye drops can be part of the solution. The first step is to find the right type of eye drops for your specific needs. Different types are designed for different symptoms. Using the incorrect type could be doing your eyes a disservice.

Here are our recommendations for what over-the-counter drops can help the most common ailments:

Note: This article is in no way a substitute for getting an eye exam. Eye exams are essential for maintaining proper eye health, and are the only way to get an accurate diagnosis. Schedule yours today!

Dry Eyes:

If you spend most of your day staring at a computer screen, outside in windy conditions or in the sun for extended periods of time, your eyes can become dry and irritated. Lubricating eye drops are best suited for dry eyes. Keeping your eyes moist in these scenarios will help prevent eye injuries and infections. If this is a recurring issue, ointments are an option, but you should visit your eye doctor for advice.

Red Eyes:

Decongestant eye drops or “whitening drops” are useful for reducing the red colour in your eyes. Essentially, they shrink the blood vessels that are making your eyes red, and thus making them appear whiter. This is a misleading effect because it is not treating any dryness or itchiness in your eyes, in fact they can sometimes make your eyes dryer.


Antihistamine eye drops are designed specifically to treat eyes that are itchy or dry due to an allergic reaction.


Itchiness is often not an independent symptom; it’s usually due to either an allergic reaction or dryness that may be irritating your eyes. For this reason, you should try to identify which of these two ailments you are suffering from and use the suggestions above to treat yourself accordingly.

If you are suffering from swollen eyes, sore eyes or a buildup of discharge in your eyes, eye drops may provide you with short-term relief but they will not solve the problem. Symptoms such as these can be caused by an infection in your eye or a more serious disease. To diagnose these problems you should schedule an eye exam.

Popular Autumn Frames 

At Hakim Optical, our goal is to help Canadian shoppers find fun, stylish–and even flirty– glasses for every occasion. When Autumn comes around, we’re eager to help our customers find beautiful, functional, and affordable frames to express their own personal style while meeting the timeless essence of the fall. For our 2022 Hakim fall style guide, we want to share a few of our fall frame favourites!


Regardless of your gender, complexion, hair colour, or face shape, these gorgeous BLING frames should be on your go-to fall frames list. Oversized, round, and statement-making screams autumn personality! These gorgeous gold, rounded frames with delicate sparkling arms remind us of the golds and the elegance of autumn. Dress these frames up with a more extravagant outfit for a night on the town, or dress them down with a pair of leggings and boots. Wherever you choose to wear them, you’ll find you’re bringing the beauty of fall into your style.


Bring back the beauty of the autumns of yesteryear with these gorgeous vintage-inspired IVORY frames. These warm-toned, half-gold and half-clear frames aren’t just beautiful and eye-catching, they’re classics! Just like watching a spooky movie or carving pumpkins, these glasses scream “autumn”! We recommend these frames for those who have a vintage aesthetic that they’d like to match, or for those who are ready to set a modern-meets-classic trend. Find your own unique style this fall with these gorgeous IVORY frames or a pair just like them at Hakim Optical!

Fashion and Style Inspiration

Looking for some real-world inspiration on how to style your Hakim Optical frames? Look no further than this section of our 2022 Hakim Fall Style Guide! Some of our friends online are showing us how they chose to style their new glasses, and we must say: they look amazing! Find your fall inspiration here!


Here you can see our friend and brand ambassador Kassandra wearing some of our gorgeous simple rounded gold frames. This look paired with a warm sweater and a cup of tea really bring the fall style together. Kassandra’s styling proves that you can make even the most simple and classic frames an autumn statement piece, especially when you choose warm, soft colours that bring the beauty of the season forward.


Our friend and brand ambassador Justin Walls always knows how to show up looking great! Justin is wearing all neutrals with a pair of traditional thin-framed glasses. With dark frames and large lenses, these glasses are not subtle but they don’t take focus away from his face or his style. In this picture, Justin is showing how to dress in a masculine and stylish way that shows us all how the basics will always be timeless, especially in a fashion-forward season like Autumn!

Sunglasses are for all Year Long!

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that you should retire the sunglasses! On the contrary, with summer coming to an end, you should invest in a pair of stylish and affordable autumn sunglasses! As harmful UV rays are always present–even through autumn and winter–finding your sunglasses style now is very important. Just ask our friend Kiki (@/KiKiKhosa), who has truly shown the beauty of sunglasses and autumn attire!

Take Advantage of the Newest Fall Sale!

At Hakim Optical, we love a good deal! What’s even better than a good deal, however, is being able to pass on good deals to our loyal Canadian customers. Every season we come up with a way to save our customers money, and with the 2022 Hakim Fall Style Guide in full swing now is a great time to remind our customers what we have to offer!

Save when you buy 4 90-packs of Acuvue Moist Contacts

Contact Lens Sale 

Whether you wear glasses, contact lenses, or a mix of both, Hakim has got you covered with ongoing contact lens sales and promotions! Currently, when you buy 4 90-packs of Acuvue contact lenses, you will instantly save $50. Plus, take advantage of a mail-in rebate for another $40 back!

Looking for the perfect pair of glasses for the fall?
Find your nearest Hakim Optical Store today! 

Hakim Optical has provided Canadians with quality corrective lenses at a value that can’t be beat for over 55 years. Our knowledgeable staff and optometrists are here to help you find an eyewear solution tailored specifically to you. 

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