Types Of Hinges For Your Glasses

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Types Of Hinges For Your Glasses

Although glasses hinges may not be the first thing you think of when purchasing a new pair of glasses, they’re one of the most crucial parts of the inner workings of your eyewear, as they contribute to their functionality as well as how comfortable they are when you wear them. There are three main types […]

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Are Progressive Multifocal Lenses Right for You?

While there are some things that get better with age, our vision usually isn’t one of them. Over time our eyesight changes, which means at some point, you may find yourself asking the question, “are progressive multifocal lenses right for me?”

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FAQ – What is Photokeratitis

These days most of us are aware of the damage the sun can do to our skin, but it can have an equally harmful effect on our eyes as well. Exposing your eyes to high levels of UV light without protection can cause what is known as photokeratitis, which is essentially a sunburn on your […]

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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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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 in-house 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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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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