The Best Glasses for Boating

Just because you need prescription eyeglasses doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy outdoor activities—you just need to make sure that you select the right glasses. With the abundance of water in Canada, many people spend their summers boating—so it’s important to choose the best glasses when on the water.

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High-Index Lenses for Strong Prescriptions

When choosing glasses, it’s not just about picking a frame that you like, you also have to take into account your prescription and what type of lenses are best for your needs. That’s why it’s extremely important to work with a licensed optometrist. For example, people that have a strong prescription will want to look

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Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays with Sunglasses

Summer is still a few months away, but at least the days are longer and we’re enjoying a bit more sunshine. However, with the sun out more, it’s important to protect eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. One of the biggest concerns with the sun is extended exposure to UV rays that can damage your

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Tips to Choose the Perfect Frames

There a number of different frames available for prescriptions. Being able to choose the material, colour and shape provide almost limitless possibilities and with so much choice it can be overwhelming to find the perfect frames. That’s why Hakim Optical always has an optician in-store to help you pick the perfect glasses for your needs.

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Hakim Optical’s 2018 Spring Style Guide

We’ve endured a long and cold winter, but spring is finally in the air. As the temperature rises and we trade in coats and boots for flip-flops and sunglasses—it’s time to showcase our Spring 2018 frames! Look for these frames at your nearest Hakim Optical, or see how they frame your face from the comfort

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3 Reasons Why Buying Glasses Online is a Bad Idea

The Internet has become such an important part of our lives. From social media and staying connected to the ability to buy anything—and everything—online. However, just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that it’s always a good idea. Over the last few years, we’ve had customers come into our store after buying glasses online

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Can You Wear Contacts if You Suffer From Allergies?

Spring is almost here, and Canadians are ready for the warmer temperatures and longer days. However, this time of year also marks the return of tree pollen and other irritants that can cause allergies. Many people have questions about wearing contact lenses while they suffer from allergy symptoms—so we’re here to provide advice and tips!

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Importance of Properly Fitted Glasses

One of the biggest complaints from people who wear glasses is that they keep falling down. Usually, glasses that won’t stay on your face are a result of a poor fit and can be remedied fairly easily by a licensed optician. It’s extremely important to have properly fitted glasses because they can cause a number

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New Lens Design Software — Digital Free-Form Technology

When it comes to lens production, there has been a continual evolution in technology. Digital free-form technology has changed the way that lenses are produced and the way that people can improve their vision. This technology is the most popular technology worldwide—but there are only a limited number of companies that are capable of producing

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