June is Cataract Awareness Month and we want to remind you how important early detection is to slow the spread of this sight-robbing disease. Cataracts develop slowly and can affect one or both of the eyes—causing clouding in the lens—which in turn leads to a decrease in vision and possible blindness. Continue Reading
Recently, there have been reports all over the Canadian news outlining doctor recommendations on the amount of screen time children should have. Many experts advise limiting the time kids spend staring at screens, citing physical, health and emotional concerns. We’d like to add another reason—your children’s future eye health. Continue Reading
Astigmatism is a vision condition that affects many Canadians in varying degrees. Astigmatism causes blurred vision and can range from not requiring any kind of treatment to causing distorted vision, eye discomfort and headaches. However, this condition can be corrected using prescription eyewear or, in extreme cases, surgery. Continue Reading
Most people are excited to leave the snow and cold behind us for warmer weather and sunshine. However, springtime can bring a new set of headaches for contact lens wearers that suffer from seasonal allergies. As the pollen and ragweed counts increase, daily comfort can decrease. For those that wear contacts and suffer from allergy season symptoms, make sure you follow our tips to alleviate some of your springtime symptoms. Continue Reading
In the last few years, a number of online retailers have appeared that advertise cheap glasses. Many times, the prices are so low, it seems too good to be true—and it is. High-quality, safe eyewear is an investment. When you purchase inexpensive glasses from online retailers, you could be jeopardizing your eye health and vision. Continue Reading
May is Vision Health Month, an initiative undertaken by CNIB, which helps the visually impaired in Canada. The goal of Vision Health Month is to educate people on the importance of your vision health to prevent eye disease and eliminate avoidable sight loss in Canada. Hakim Optical places our full support behind these initiatives and wants to ensure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your eyes healthy. Continue Reading
There are three different types of professionals that are involved with your eye and vision health, and we often find that our customers are confused about the difference between optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists. This week, we take a look at how each professional has an important role in monitoring and maintaining your eye and vision health. Continue Reading
With the weather finally starting to warm up, everyone is getting ready to swap out their winter wardrobe for some lighter threads. To celebrate the rising temperatures, we’re showcasing some of our best fashion-forward eyewear in our 2017 Spring Style Guide.
Round and Modern
Round frames have been trending in the last few years, but oversized has always been the rage.
Enter Spring 2017, where round frames ignore the standard and take on a modern look with a smaller diameter.
These frames would look great on square or oval profiles.
Modern and Sleek
Polished and put together is on trend for this spring, which you already know because you’re polished and put together, too!
The detail on these finished metal frames give them a sleek and sophisticated look that’s perfect for a day at the office or a night on the town.
These frames are universal and complement most face shapes.
Sleek and Bright
Making a bold statement is always trend setting and these frames don’t disappoint!
Any sleek frame in a bright hue will add that flash of colour you need to spice up your spring wardrobe and turn heads left and right.
The only requirement to pull of these bright frames is a sunny disposition and a can-do attitude!
Bright and Airy
When it comes to spring, light coloured and airy-looking frames seem to always be a popular choice, but we’re not sure why—maybe it’s the weather
Acrylic frames can add a bit of whimsy to your day and brighten the mood of anyone lucky enough to cross your path.
These lightweight frames are perfect for anyone that has spring in their step!
Hakim Optical is proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary and to be able to support organizations like CLERC (Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre).
Help us reach our goal of donating 100,000 pairs of eyewear to CLERC this year by bringing your unused frames to any Hakim Optical location!
As part of our 50th Anniversary Celebration –
we’re putting the spotlight on some of our employees that have had a
positive impact on Hakim Optical’s success!
328 Speers Rd.
Worked at Hakim Optical for 27 years
Jill has been working at Hakim Optical’s Speers location in Oakville for 27 years. She started her optical journey at the age of 17, working as the receptionist for her stepfather’s optical store before deciding to further her education.
When she went to school to obtain her optician’s license, a fellow classmate and area manager for Hakim Optical offered her a position at the company. She accepted and has since helped countless customers in Oakville find the perfect frames and continues to build enduring relationships with her clientele.
Her enthusiasm for helping her customers find the perfect pair of eyewear is evident; she patiently helps everyone that walks through her door find glasses they love.
Jill’s Picks for Spring 2017:
We asked Jill to spotlight some of her favourite eyewear and she was quick to pick out round lens glasses that are trending in 2017. She shared a pair of Prada sunglasses and Ray-Ban glasses that are selling well in Oakville and appeal to a wide range of customers.
Prada Swirling Sunglasses
Ray-Ban Classic Round Lenses
Visit Jill at the Oakville Hakim Optical to have her help you find the perfect pair of eyewear, or stop into one of our other locations!
For new contact lens wearers, it can take some time to learn how to put in and take out their lenses properly. However, once the skill is mastered, it becomes second nature. Developing healthy contact lens habits is just as important as learning how to put them in. Improper handling can damage your contact lenses or put your eyes at risk for an infection. Continue Reading