Did You Know Prescription Eyewear Could be Used as a Tax Deduction?

Have you bought prescription glasses or contact lenses in the last year?

Did you know that prescription eyewear could be used as a tax deduction?

Canadian taxes are due at the end of April, and many people are starting to gather documents to get ready to file. Whether you’re filing your own taxes or hiring a professional—make sure you take advantage of an often overlooked tax deduction—prescription eyewear.1

Prescription glasses and contacts are allowable medical expenses that can be claimed on your tax return; however, corrective eyewear are one of the most overlooked deductions by Canadians.

To claim your glasses or contact, usually you only need to provide a receipt for the purchase (that includes the date) and a copy of your prescription.

Importance of Claiming Eyewear
It’s crucial to have glasses and/or contacts with your current prescription. Trying to make do with an outdated lenses or suffering with ill-fitting frames can actually harm your eye and jeopordize vision health. By being able to claim prescription eyewear as a tax-deductible medical expense, you can help bring down the overall cost of frames and lenses.

If you’ve purchased prescription lenses or glasses in the last year, make sure to find a copy of the recipet and your prescription!

At Hakim Optical, we’re committed to providing all our customers fast and simple eyewear solutions. We have expert staff on site to help you choose the right frames and lenses for your specific needs.

Stop into your nearest Hakim Optical location today to see the variety of prescription eyewear options available—and don’t forget to keep the receipt for your taxes!

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1 Details of medical expenses.

This article was orginally published in February 2018. It has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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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