A Guide to Buying New Glasses

Valid Prescription
Did you know you need to have a valid prescription in order to purchase new glasses? Most prescriptions are valid for two years, and if yours has expired, you’ll need to schedule an eye exam before purchasing glasses. It’s also worth noting that glasses prescriptions are different than contact lens prescriptions. Learn how to read your eyeglass prescription.

Choose the Right Frames
You want to pick a frame that complements your face shape and also works with your prescription. You might love rimless frames, but if you have a high prescription, that’s probably not the best option. A licensed optician is the best resource for helping you choose the right frames.

Choose the Right Lenses
Once you’ve picked frames, you need to choose what kind of lenses and coatings you need. There are many different options and choosing the right combination will ensure that you have the best pair of glasses for your specific needs.

Pupillary Distance (PD) Measurement
Before your new glasses can be made, the optician will take a PD measurement. As the name implies, this is the measurement between the centre of your pupils and is required by the lab to get the correct lens positioning.

To ensure that you’re getting the right glasses,
use a reputable optical outlet and take advantage of the knowledge of an optician.

Hakim Optical carries a variety of frames, lenses and coatings.
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Hakim Optical is committed to providing our customers with fast and simple solutions to their eyewear needs. Our expert staff, one-hour labs and low prices combine for the complete shopping experience.

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