A Guide to Buying New Glasses

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A Guide to Buying New Glasses

Valid Prescription Did you know you need to have a valid prescription in order to purchase new glasses? Most prescriptions are valid for two years, and if yours has expired, you’ll need to schedule an eye exam before purchasing glasses. It’s also worth noting that glasses prescriptions are different than contact lens prescriptions. Learn how

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Hakim Optical Temporary Store Closures and Safety Protocols

Dear Customers, Hakim Optical will officially be closing all locations at the end of this week, making Friday, March 20th, 2020, our last day of retail business until April 6th, 2020 or longer following government instruction. For our customers requiring updated glasses or contact lens supplies, we encourage you to call your local store to

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Lens Quality is Important in Glasses

Based on our history of optical lens production, Hakim Optical considers lens quality as the most important factor in overall eyeglass quality. In addition to providing inhouse lenses, Hakim Optical also proudly provides brand name prescription lenses from Zeiss (considered as the Mercedes Benz of lenses) from Germany and Nikon (considered as the Lexus of

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Did You Know Prescription Eyewear Could be Used as a Tax Deduction?

Have you bought prescription glasses or contact lenses in the last year? Did you know that prescription eyewear could be used as a tax deduction? Canadian taxes are due at the end of April, and many people are starting to gather documents to get ready to file. Whether you’re filing your own taxes or hiring

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How Lenses Are Made at Our Lens Centre

Hakim Optical has invested millions of dollars in building four Canadian laboratories across the country. These labs utilize the latest German engineered and designed technology in software and hardware machinery to produce the ultimate quality lenses for our customers in a quick and efficient manner.

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Best Contact Lens Brand

There are a variety of contact lens brands on the market. Finding the best lenses for you will depend on your lifestyle and vision needs. Contact Lens Care To keep eyes healthy, you need to properly wear, clean and store contact lenses. If you don’t think you can keep up the daily requirements of lens

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How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

There are several different numbers on a typical eyeglass prescription. We think it’s important that our customers understand these measurements. You should see two rows on your prescription, one labelled O.D. and the other labelled O.S. O.D. stands for Oculus Dexter and refers to your right eye’s measurements. O.S. stands for Oculus Sinister and refers

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What is Direct Billing?

If you have benefits through work or a supplemental insurance plan, it’s likely you have an eye and vision allowance. Depending on your plan, you could claim the cost of an eye exam and money for corrective eyewear. At Hakim Optical, we make it easy for you to claim all your benefits by offering direct

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