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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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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What are Photochromic Lenses?

When you shop for new glasses you have the opportunity to pick your frames and lenses—allowing you to make the perfect glasses for your needs and style. Many times, people spend the majority of time picking their frames and don’t give enough thought to the type of lenses that they’re going to use. At Hakim

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Suffering from Winter Dry Eyes? Try these Tips!

Winter in Canada can be harsh. You need extra layers of clothing to venture outside and the snow and ice can make it tricky to get around. In addition, the air can become extremely dry—causing a number of problems, from static and shocks to dry eyes. If you suffer from dry eyes, we have some

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Winter Eye Protection Tips

During the cold Canadian winter, many people bundle up to stay warm, moisturize their skin and apply lip balm to protect lips. However, many Canadians forget about their eyes. The harsh winter conditions can cause a number of problems, but you can help combat them with our winter eye protection tips!

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The Need for Multiple Eyeglasses

When people walk through our doors, we take the time to understand their lifestyle and needs to help them find the perfect pair of glasses. Many times, customers are surprised when we recommend multiple eyeglasses to ensure proper vision during all their different activities. Think of it this way: just like you wouldn’t wear dress

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