Keep Up With Your Child’s Eye Health for Back to School

Children seem to grow up in a flash, and they change and develop just as fast. The eyes can alter within months, and this past summer holiday may have seen changes in your child’s vision. This month, before your kids go back to school, consider a comprehensive eye exam to keep up with your child’s eye health and ensure their eyes are functioning well and seeing clearly.

Your child’s eye health needs differ from yours. Since their eyes are constantly developing until they’ve finished growing, they can be susceptible to conditions you wouldn’t know to look for.

For instance, one of the most common conditions affecting children’s eyesight is amblyopia or “lazy eye.” This means one of your child’s eyes is developing in making connections with the brain at a slower pace than the other, and the brain is automatically choosing to prioritize vision in the eye with stronger vision. The “lazy eye” thus begins turn up, down or to the side, and forces your child to use only their stronger eye to see.

Children are also often unable to notice or properly explain a change in their vision. With routine eye exams, an optometrist can note and prescribe everything your child requires to see clearly.

It’s important to keep up with your child’s eye health before they start school again, as many problems can result from poor vision and affect their attitude and success. Vision problems can result in:

  • Chronic headaches from squinting
  • Difficulty paying attention to teachers and homework
  • The inability to see what’s written on the board at school
  • Poor performance in school in general
  • Problems in reading, writing, and doing presentations
  • Not wanting to go to school anymore

Children tend to be visual learners during their elementary and middle school years, so the ability to see clearly is vital to their education. With regular eye exams, you can rest assured that your child’s vision will not cause them any trouble as they learn and grow.

Hakim Optical offers comprehensive eye exams through our Eye Exam Centre, available in many of our locations across the country. Your child will receive a complete exam and vision test to determine if their eyes are healthy, working well together, and seeing clearly just in time for the beginning of the school year.

We are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the services we offer. Contact us today or visit us in a store nearest you and book an appointment to keep up with your child’s eye health!

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!

BLING 

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.

IVORY

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!

@/KassandraKondo

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.

@/JustinWalls 

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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