The Anatomy of Your Eyeglasses 

For so many Canadians, eyeglasses are an essential part of their everyday lives. If you wear glasses every day, you may know the basic terms including frames, lenses, and even screws. However, familiarizing yourself with the anatomy of your glasses (even the lesser-known pieces) can help you take better care of your eyeglasses and understand them much better. 


The bridge of your glasses is the piece that connects the two lenses. Bridges carry most of the weight of your glasses, and how well they’ve been crafted will heavily affect how comfortable your glasses will be. 

End Piece

The end pieces of your glasses are the outermost piece of the frames. They’re located on the rear side of your frames, and they’re used to connect the hinge to the front of the glasses. 


Your frames are the most commonly understood part of the anatomy of your glasses. They are what hold the lenses in place and are attached to the arms. Frames can be customized in unlimited shapes, colours, and sizes. 


Hinges are what give your glasses frames mobility. They’re also known as a joint, and their main function is to allow you to open and close your glasses arms. 


Lenses are the most important part of the anatomy of your glasses. They’re crafted pieces of glass, plastic, or sometimes other materials that fit with your prescription to allow you to see properly. 

Nose Pads 

Nose pads are the little humps or circular pads that sit on your nose to make your glasses more comfortable to wear. They also help your glasses to fit more securely and reduce the risk of them falling off.  If your glasses are leaving red marks on your nose or temples, you likely require some adjustments.

Pad Arms 

The pad arms are just a small piece of metal or plastic that holds the nose pads in place to help ensure your comfort. 


A small threaded metal piece is usually inserted into the hinges to keep your glasses together and in place. 


The long stems that extend from the sides of your glasses are called temples. They’re more commonly referred to as the arms of your glasses, and they ensure that your glasses stay secured on your face and ears. 

Interested in learning more about the anatomy of your eyeglasses?

Our expert opticians are happy to answer any of your questions and ensure you get properly fitted eyeglasses!  

Hakim Optical has provided Canadians with quality corrective lenses at a value that can’t be beaten 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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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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