Common Signs That You Need Glasses

As we age and change, our eyes follow suit. Once, you may not have needed glasses, but as time has progressed your eyes and your potential prescription have changed, and glasses may be the key to seeing better and more comfortably. If you’ve never worn glasses before, it can be confusing to try to tell if you may need them now, however, there are some very common signs that your eyes are telling you that you need glasses.

Please keep in mind that while these are handy tips that you may want to use to gauge if you need glasses, the only way to know for sure is to visit an optometrist to have your eyes examined.

You’re Holding Reading Material Closer To Your Face Than You Used To

One of the most ignored signs that you may need glasses is how you’re holding your reading material. As time progresses, many people end up holding their books or magazines further away or closer to themselves to read clearly and comfortably and they might not even notice they’re doing it! If you find yourself holding your reading material a certain way to best read the text, it may be time to consider getting your eyes tested for glasses.

You’re Constantly Squinting

Squinting is one of the most common signs indicating that you may need glasses. To squint is to attempt to focus your eyes on whatever is ahead of you. Squinting can go unnoticed because often squinting is a subconscious action, however, if you find yourself squinting while driving, reading, watching television, or even just relaxing, it may be time to have your eyes examined.

You’re Experiencing Headaches Often

Experiencing headaches quite often is usually a sign of strain on the eyes from working overtime to be able to see. If you notice that your eyes and head hurt often, especially after driving, reading, or doing any activity that involves focus, this could be one of the many signs that your brain and eyes are trying to tell you, you need glasses. Regardless of whether you need glasses or not, constant headaches should be taken seriously and addressed medically whether with an optometrist or your general practitioner.

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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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