Tips for Adding Contact Lenses to Your Routine

Many people that need corrective eyewear alternate between glasses and contacts. Having both options available gives a person the flexibility to switch depending on their mood, planned activity or personal style. If you’re new to contacts—or thinking about adding them to your routine—remember to book an optometrist appointment and give yourself plenty of time to

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Tips to Choose the Perfect Frames

There a number of different frames available for prescriptions. Being able to choose the material, colour and shape provide almost limitless possibilities and with so much choice it can be overwhelming to find the perfect frames. That’s why Hakim Optical always has an optician in-store to help you pick the perfect glasses for your needs.

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Difference Between an Eye Exam and a Sight Test

Regardless of age, keeping up with overall eye health is extremely important. That’s why it’s critical to have a comprehensive annual eye exam. Many people mistakenly believe having their prescription updated with a sight test is the same as a yearly eye exam. Licensed optometrists check for overall eye health during eye exams while a

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How to Survive Allergy Season with Contacts

Most people are excited to leave the snow and cold behind us for warmer weather and sunshine. However, springtime can bring a new set of headaches for contact lens wearers that suffer from seasonal allergies. As the pollen and ragweed counts increase, daily comfort can decrease. For those that wear contacts and suffer from allergy

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Foggy Glasses? We Have Some Tips for You!

Foggy glasses are one of the biggest frustrations for eyeglass wearers. It happens often enough: maybe you stepped out of a warm home into the cold outdoors or you tried to enjoy a steaming mug of tea and were forced to cope with foggy lenses. Whatever you are doing, it can be aggravating and dangerous

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Protect Your Eyes This Winter

We tend to worry mostly about keeping warm when preparing for the long winter months ahead. But did you know that your eyes need to be protected too? Both the outdoor and indoor winter environments can irritate our eyes making them dry and even painful. As the icy temperatures approach, consider what you can do to

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How Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

One of the leading causes of blindness in Canadian adults is diabetes due to a lack of proper care and regular eye exams. Diabetes can affect your vision in a number of ways that range in severity but all require a visit to your eye doctor and proper treatment.

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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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Your Child’s Eye Health FAQs – Answered!

The school year has officially begun… …But there’s still some time left to get things done you may have not had a chance for. There’s still time to shop… (like Hakim Optical’s Back to School Sale!) …And still some time to get settled back into the school-year routine. There’s even some time to go get

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