How to Read Your Eyeglass Prescription

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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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Canada’s Independent Lens Manufacturer

Did you know besides Hakim Optical being a Canadian owned and operated company, that all of our lens production takes place in Canada as well? Many other optical brands have their production facilities overseas and ship products to Canada, but we’re proud that all our production is done in-country.

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Flying Tips When You Wear Glasses or Contacts

The holiday travelling season is almost here and many people will be heading to the airport to get to their destinations. If you wear glasses or contacts, take a moment to read through these tips to ensure you have a fun and stress-free holiday season.

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Why Children Need Regular Eye Exams

Everyone should be getting regular eye exams, but it’s extremely important for parents to schedule eye exams for children at the beginning of the school year. Vision usually doesn’t stabilize until about the age of 20, so even if your child had an exam last year, it could have changed.

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Best Place to Buy High-Quality Glasses

When it comes to purchasing lenses and frames, consumers have a lot of choices; however, not every outlet offers high-quality glasses. For the sake of your vision and eye health, make sure you’re only buying glasses in person from reputable retailers and not only looking at the low cost of online glasses.

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Keep an Eye on Your Vision with Regular Exams

Unfortunately, not all Canadians take their vision health as seriously as their overall physical health. It’s extremely important to schedule regular eye exams to ensure there are no eye issues and to help prevent eye disease and future vision loss.

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