How To Choose The Right Glasses Frames For Your Prescription

While shopping for your next pair of eyeglasses, you are most likely taking what colours you look best in, what frame shape will complement your face, and what kind of message you want to send to the world with the style of your frames into consideration. There are a lot of things to keep in mind while picking your next frames, but something very important that can be easily overlooked is how our frames can work with, or work against our prescription lenses. When looking for the perfect frames for your prescription glasses, here are some things that you should definitely consider before making your final decision!

For Thick Lenses
The stronger your prescription, the thicker your lenses will be. For those with a strong prescription and a thick lens, choosing a solid, wide pair of frames that can surround the width of the edges of your lenses is key. In some thinner frames, thick lenses can actually protrude from the space allotted for them and hang over the frame, giving an undesirable and sloppy look to your glasses. If you have a heavy prescription, consider investing in a pair of glasses with thick frames that can hold your lenses comfortably.

For Lenses That Are Thinner Around The Outside
If you’re farsighted, your prescription lenses may be thick in the middle and thin around the edges. With the wrong frames, these lenses can magnify your eyes, giving you a sort of bug-eyed look. For lenses that are thickest in the middle, we recommend small and narrow frames. Steer clear of oversized frames when choosing your glasses to avoid the magnifying effect on your eyes, this way you can feel confident in your glasses!

For Bifocals or Progressive Lenses
For lenses that may have more than one prescription like bifocal, trifocal, or progressive lenses, we recommend big, spacious frames with an open shape like large squares or circles. This way, there is room for each individual prescription to have the space it needs to do its job, and there isn’t a risk of the prescription being cut off or distorted by the shape of your frames.

Ask An Expert
Next time you’re looking for a new pair of glasses and you’d like some extra advice about what pair is best suited for you and your prescription, don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly and expert eyewear technicians! There’s a perfect pair of frames at your local Hakim Optical store waiting for you, so let us help you find them!

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selection of frames fit for any type of prescription lenses!

Since 1967, Hakim Optical has been providing Canadians with the highest quality corrective prescription lenses at a reasonable value that can’t be beat. Our knowledgeable staff and independent doctors of optometry are available to help you find an eyewear solution tailored specifically to your needs.

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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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