A Parent’s Guide To Eye Care For Children

It can be hard keeping up with all the responsibilities of being a parent. Sometimes, in all the hustle and bustle, eye care gets overlooked and the vision of your children isn’t made a high priority—especially if your child isn’t currently wearing glasses. However, it’s important for parents to keep up with the vision needs of their children because many vision issues can be corrected in children if they’re caught early.

Regular Eye Exams for Children

Schedule regular eye exams to ensure that prescriptions are up to date and to catch any problems early. Infants should have their first eye exam between six and nine months of age and then have another comprehensive eye exam between the ages of two and five. Once children enter school, they should be having yearly exams.

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, a thorough eye exam for a child should include:

  • Review of their health and vision history.
  • Comprehensive eye tests, including ones for nearsightedness/farsightedness, depth/colour perception, eye coordination, lazy eye and focusing ability.
  • Overall eye health assessment.

Remember that a school vision screening test is not a comprehensive eye exam and is not thorough enough to ensure optimal eye care.

How To Know If Your Child Is Having Vision Problems

If you’ve started to notice that your child is displaying any of the following symptoms, you’ll want to schedule an eye exam as soon as possible as it could be a sign of deteriorating eye health.

  • Complaining of frequent headaches, eye pain or squinting/rubbing their eyes.
  • Issues with school, including paying attention during lessons or a sudden drop in grades.
  • Holding reading material close to their eyes or sitting close to computer or tv screens.

To help your children’s vision be the best they can be—make sure you’re scheduling regular eye exams.

The Best Time To Buy Your Child New Glasses

As school has just begun, this is the best time to have your child’s eyes examined and to purchase them a new pair of glasses. At Hakim Optical, we want to make sure you and your child get the best glasses for the best price this school year, so we’re offering a Just For Kids sale on designer glasses! This back-to-school sale includes two pairs of children’s glasses for just $98, including a scratch-resistant hard coat and a one-year frame warranty!

Remember To Take Care Of Your Eyes Too!

Don’t think we forgot about the parents! At Hakim Optical, we want customers of all ages to have stylish, functional, and affordable eyeglasses which is why our September sales are not exclusive to kids! Until October 31st, 2021, get 60% off when you buy two pairs of prescription glasses, or choose to add a third pair for just $99! Make sure the whole family gets new stylish glasses this fall by taking advantage of our glasses sales fit for every member of the family!

Hakim Optical offers comprehensive eye exams through our Eye Exam Centres,
Find your nearest Hakim Optical to start saving on your family’s eyewear!

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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!

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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