First Time Wearing Glasses? There’s An Adjustment Period!

The first time you put on a pair of eyeglasses, you may be suddenly overwhelmed by how crisp and clear everything around you looks. But your first time wearing glasses can also bring some effects you didn’t expect, that will take your eyes some time to adjust.

The sensation can feel a bit uncomfortable, a sort of dizzy feeling or one of being off-balance. This feeling is actually very common in first time wearers, and usually passes within a week or two, letting you enjoy your glasses completely! We’ve all been through the uncomfortable feeling of the first time wearing glasses, so we’ve compiled some tips for you to help get you through it:

Wear Your Glasses Every Day:

Even though you’re uncomfortable, keep making an effort to wear them every day. You’ll be surprised how much you’ll get used to them and appreciate how clearly they make you see! Take breaks when you experience dizziness, but try to put them back on and keep going on about your day! However, keep in mind that if you’re experiencing eye pain or serious headaches, to contact your eye doctor to ensure that everything is okay.

Keep Your Lenses Clean:

Smudges on your lenses are distracting for any glasses-wearer, but especially for someone experiencing their first time wearing glasses. Keep your lenses clean by spraying lens cleaner on them and using a scratch-proof cloth.

Move Your Head as You Would Normally:

A lot of people wearing glasses for the first time get dizzy or experience headaches because they are moving their eyes now, not their heads. It will be a conscious effort you make, but after a while you’ll get used to it and do it naturally as you normally would.

Give Your Glasses a Fair Chance:

Try to give your first time wearing glasses a fair shot by wearing them every day for about one to two weeks. This is a good period of time to get used to them, but if you don’t, that means adjustments may need to be made to the glasses themselves according to your prescription. In this case, contact your eye doctor for an appointment to resolve the issue!

Many Hakim Optical locations have Eye Exam Centres within them, in which you can book an appointment to see an eye doctor for all of your eye care needs. Book an appointment today at your closest Hakim Optical with an Eye Exam Centre and don’t worry too much about the adjustment period on your way to clear vision!

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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