Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays with Sunglasses

Summer is still a few months away, but at least the days are longer and we’re enjoying a bit more sunshine. However, with the sun out more, it’s important to protect eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. One of the biggest concerns with the sun is extended exposure to UV rays that can damage your

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What are Lens Coatings and Why Do I Need Them?

Regardless of your prescription or the type of lenses you choose, eyewear lens coatings provide you with tailor-made options to ensure you get the most out of your eyewear. From reducing the glare from digital devices to protecting your lenses from daily wear and tear, selecting a lens coating will extend the life of your

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Buying Glasses Online Isn’t Worth the Risk

In the past two years or so, we’ve seen an increase in online retailers specializing in prescription glasses. These websites boast large selections of frames and apparently easy, step-by-step purchasing at lower costs. However, they fail to warn consumers of the consequences that follow the wearer after buying glasses online.

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What Goes into Making Lenses? Your Lens Experts Explain

All aspects of Hakim Optical eyeglasses are critically important to the customers’ vision and ability to see comfortably. Making lenses themselves require extensive detail in manufacturing to produce the finest results that make each pair of eyeglasses perfect. As your lens experts, Hakim Optical puts the highest standard of workmanship behind every lens we create

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Why Do I Need Reading Glasses?

As we age, we start to notice certain changes in our bodies and the way we function, including difficulty in reading at a close proximity. We start holding objects farther and farther away so we can read small type clearly. This condition is called presbyopia, and usually begins to occur around the age of 40

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Assessing Your Child’s Classroom Vision

People learn in many different ways, especially youth. The majority of children learn the most from what they see, so your child’s classroom vision and how much they learn are intrinsically linked. If your child is experiencing poor eyesight, they’ll likely lose their ability to succeed in their studies. This can impact their capacity to process

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How Photochromic Lenses Work

When the sun is shining and you’re wearing glasses you’re either blinded by the light or you’re constantly switching back and forth between your eyeglasses and sunglasses. To combat this annoyance, you can get photochromic lenses, that darken on exposure to specific types of light. There are many reasons to purchase High Tech Photochromic lenses,

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Men’s Winter Style Guide 2016

Use our Style Guide to Stay Fashionable! We’re bringing you our Men’s Winter Style Guide in this weird half winter, half spring February that has been very confusing for many Canadians and their outfit choices. Despite the inconsistent weather, one thing that can remain consistent for you, no matter the weather, is your glasses. You

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