What is Hyperopia?

Eye health can be overwhelming at times. There are an array of different terminology and definitions when it comes to eyes and their potential conditions, and it can feel very difficult to grasp if you’re not an optometrist yourself. If you’ve heard the word hyperopia before, you may have some questions about what it means and if you could have it. Here’s a short guide from our experts, telling you what you should know. 

What is Hyperopia? 

While hyperopia can feel like a very big and intimidating word, it literally refers to farsightedness. Hyperopia is just the medical terminology for when an individual can see objects far away with no difficulties but struggles to see objects up close to them. It’s likely that you’ve heard the term nearsightedness before, but perhaps not the medical definition. 

What Causes Hyperopia? 

Hyperopia or farsightedness is caused by a refractive error in the eye, essentially meaning that the way the eye lets in light is warped. If you have perfect vision, when light hits your cornea, it works alongside your eye’s lens to bend the light to perfectly reach your eye’s retina, thus giving you the ability to see the image clearly. Hyperopia, however, refers to when the shape of your eye is not conducive to the process, causing light to focus in the wrong direction, and making the image blurry. 

Symptoms of Hyperopia

If you feel as though you may have hyperopia, the only way to know for sure is to have your eyes properly examined by an optometrist. However, there are signs that may indicate that you have the condition including: 

  • Blurry vision 
  • Eye strain 
  • Headaches 
  • Squinting 
  • Difficulty with up-close tasks like reading 

The Importance of Eye Exams 

The best way to quickly treat and diagnose hyperopia in the early stages is to schedule regular eye exams. Adults between the age of 20 and 64 should be scheduling eye exams once every two years to adjust their prescription, catch eye conditions early, and treat potential eye and bodily diseases like diabetes. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the last two years, we recommend that you take the time today to schedule one to ensure your eye health and safety, as well as your own comfort. 

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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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