Different Lens Coating Options for Prescription Glasses

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Best Lenses for New Glasses

After picking out frames, you’ll have to make a decision on the best lenses to use. There are a variety of options and it’s important to choose ones that fit your prescription and lifestyle.

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Practical Tips to Keep Kids Healthy in a Digital Age

There’s no way around it, we rely on technology more than ever before and everyone is spending more time looking at their phones, tablets, computers and televisions. It’s not realistic to tell parents they need to keep digital devices away from their kids, but there are a few practical steps you can take to keep

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Should Kids Have Screen Time Before Bed?

The Canadian Association of Optometrists released a position statement where they advise children should avoid digital devices for at least one hour before bedtime to avoid disruption of their sleep.1 This means you might have to adjust your child’s bedtime routine to ensure they don’t have any screen time—whether it’s watching a show on television

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Technological Advancements to Fight Eye Disease

It’s estimated that about 500,000 Canadians are blind or partially sighted and about 5.5 million more have an eye disease that could cause sight loss. The top three causes of blindness in our country are cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma.1 With new technological developments, there could be a new—and better—way to fight eye disease.

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What to Expect Wearing Glasses for the First Time

Wearing glasses for the first time comes with a steep learning curve. In addition to getting used to seeing clearly, you’ll likely need time to adjust to a new routine. We’ve outlined three things to expect that you might overlook when first wearing glasses.

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Every Hakim Optical has an Optician In Store

An optician is a licensed professional that has the proper training to fit corrective eyewear such as glasses and contacts. It’s important to work with an optician when buying glasses because they’ll ensure frames are compatible with lenses and your face shape, will take an accurate pupillary distance (PD) measurement and will make any needed

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Tips for Dealing with Lost Glasses on Vacation

The best way to deal with lost glasses on vacation is to have prepared for the possibility before you left! Always pack an extra set of glasses, carry your prescription with you and pack a small eyeglass repair kit. It’s always best to travel with two pairs of glasses. If you’re taking a plane to

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Don’t Use Toothpaste to Prevent Foggy Glasses

A sudden change in temperature can cause glasses to fog up and is one of the most annoying aspects of wearing glasses in the winter. Applying an anti-fog wipe or spray can help; however, never apply household products like toothpaste or shaving cream to lenses. These internet “fixes” could actually scratch and damage lenses.

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