The History of Eyeglasses

About 3/4 of Canadians require some type of vision correction. These days poor vision is usually corrected after a trip to the eye doctor and a new eyeglass prescription; however, eyeglasses have not always been available. Trace the history of eyewear – from reading stones to lightweight lenses and plastic frames that we enjoy today.

History of Eyeglasses


Hakim Optical has been committed to providing our customers with fast and simple eye care solutions since 1967. Our expert staff, one-hour labs and low prices combine for a complete vision experience.

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