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Contact lenses are a great alternative to wearing glasses, but they require maintenance and upkeep. One of the worst things you can do for your eyes is to leave contact lenses on for too long without adequate lubrication. In this case, your eyes can become red, irritated, and inflamed, and the contact lenses will harden.
In order to prevent harm to both your eyes and your prescription lenses, look for the following signs that suggest your contacts need to be replaced:
Your Eyes Are Turning Red
Often, people will wear single-day lenses for more than 12 hours and experience itchy, red eyes. This usually means that the eye is not producing enough natural lubrication to support the lens. If you’re unable to replace your lenses, then take them out, clean them, place them back in your eye, and frequently add eye drops until you’re able to remove them for good.
Your Vision Is Blurry
If you start to notice that your prescription lenses are not providing a clear image, then it could be a sign that you need a stronger prescription. It’s common for eyes to worsen with age, so don’t be alarmed. Call your vision center or eye doctor and have your vision acuity tested to receive a new prescription.
The Instructions Recommend Short-Term Use
Soft contacts are typically intended to be worn short-term. Some disposable contacts are only recommended for one day, while others can be worn for up to two weeks. You can choose to wear contacts that will last between a month and three months, but be sure not to wear them past this time frame. Reusable contact lenses can be worn for six months or longer, provided you take good care of them. In either case, only wear your prescription lenses for the recommended amount of time.
If it’s time to replace your contact lenses, then call or visit Hakim Optical. We provide a wide range of eyewear, including prescription lenses, prescription sunglasses, designer glasses, hard and soft lenses, and safety glasses. Call us at (416) 924-8866 or visit our website to learn more about the products we offer.
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Last updated 1 year ago
Regardless of the quality of your vision, you should consult with an eye doctor every one to two years and undergo an eye exam to make sure your vision acuity hasn’t changed. However, those who have refractive errors or other optical conditions such as glaucoma or retinopathy should consult with an ophthalmologist whenever they notice changes in their vision.
Below, you’ll find a list of common indicators that your vision prescription needs to be updated. Keep in mind that poor eyesight, when left untreated, can lead to decreased vision acuity and migraines.
- Your Depth Perception Is Weakened
If you notice a change in your ability to see distant objects or items that are up close, then you may be suffering from a variation in your depth perception. This can happen as you age and can easily be maintained with the appropriate prescription eye wear.
- You Notice Yourself Squinting
If you’re currently wearing prescription glasses or contact lenses and are struggling or squinting to read these letters, then you should visit your vision center for stronger prescription eyewear. It is natural for your eyes to age over time, but they may undergo this process more quickly if you were born with refractive errors, or the inability to properly interpret light passing through your retina.
This may appear obvious, but many people live with a weak prescription for years. This occurs because the eyes can weaken slowly, making it difficult to notice small changes. For this reason, you should be diligent about undergoing an eye exam once a year. Driving and operating heavy machinery requires acute skill and awareness, but if your eyes aren’t working to the best of their ability, then you could be at risk for an injury. Therefore, consider giving yourself mini-eye exams at home every six months.
When it comes time to update your lens prescription, visit Hakim Optical. We can help you find a stronger prescription that suits your vision needs. We also offer affordable designer frames and comfortable contact lenses so your vision impairment doesn’t rule your life or style. Call us at (416) 924-8866 today to learn more about our eyewear inventory or visit us online.
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If you are having trouble finding the perfect pair of sunglasses for your face shape and skin tone, then consider taking a look at this video. You’ll hear tips from a fashion expert on what makes a pair of sunglasses a good fit for the many unique face shapes. She also provides tips on how to incorporate multiple pairs of sunglasses into your wardrobe.
As a final note, this knowledgeable stylist recommends trying on many different styles to make sure you find the perfect fit. To do this, visit Hakim Optical. We offer designer and prescription sunglasses of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Our in-store representatives will help you find the shape that best fits your face and the style that best represents your personality. Call us at (416) 924-8866 or visit our website to learn more about us and the products we offer.
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Contact lenses are a major innovation in optical technology. Whether hard or soft, contact lenses enable people to have clearer vision and improved quality of life. But there are major differences between hard and soft contact lenses—take a look below to find out which kind of contacts are right for you:
It may sound hard to believe, but hard contact lenses were once made of glass. Thankfully, today they are made out of plastic and silicone. Previous versions of hard contact lenses were uncomfortable and didn’t allow air passage. Fortunately, these problems have been remedied, and although people who choose to wear hard contact lenses claim to notice them, they say the sensation lessens over time.
Although hard contact lenses are not as flexible as soft contact lenses, they are more durable, which means they last longer. In fact, hard contact lenses can last for years with the appropriate care and maintenance. Furthermore, hard contact lenses are custom-made to fit the shape of your cornea. This provides for a more accurate refractive repair compared to soft contact lenses. Finally, hard contact lenses are said to thwart the progression of nearsightedness better than soft contact lenses.
Soft contact lenses were made to offer an alternative for people who found it too uncomfortable to wear hard contact lenses. People choose to wear soft contact lenses for the simple fact that they feel better. In fact, many people claim to not feel the soft contact lenses at all. This type of lens has been deemed soft because of its ability to absorb water, which increases flexibility and comfort.
Soft contact lenses don’t require as much maintenance as hard contact lenses. Many soft contact lenses come in a disposable form, and therefore can be thrown out after a single use. Furthermore, soft contact lenses are made for all types of vision correction needs and come in a variety of colors.
When it comes to eyewear, choose a vision center you can trust—come to Hakim Optical. We offer prescription lenses, designer glasses, contact lenses, and more, so call (416) 924-8866 to get better vision fast.
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Just because you need glasses doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. Hakim Optical has a large variety of classy and stylish eyeglass frames from which to choose. Read this article for some top things to consider when choosing the best prescription eyeglass frames for your face.
Before you can move forward, you must decide what you want your eyeglasses to say about you. Do you want them to be sleek, classic, quirky, dramatic, loud, modern, or contemporary? Once you’ve narrowed this down to a few options, you can begin looking for eyeglass frames that speak to your personality.
Eyeglass frames come in every colour and pattern you can imagine. Therefore, it helps to determine a small range of colours that you wouldn’t mind wearing on your face. In answering this question, determine whether you want your eyeglasses to match every outfit in your closet. If you don’t mind them standing out, then consider choosing a vivid colour. But if you’re not looking to make a bold statement with your eyeglass frames, then choose a more neutral black or brown. Keep in mind that you’ll want the colour of your eyeglass frames to match or complement the natural colour of your skin and eyes.
This is a tough question to answer, so you may want to enlist the help of a friend or a representative from your eyeglass shop who can determine whether you have an oval-, square-, round-, heart-, or triangular-shaped face. Regardless, be sure to find a frame that compliments your face shape.
Whether you’re in the market for a quirky and bold-coloured eyeglass frame or a modern black frame, Hakim Optical has it all. Visit our store to shop our large inventory of eyewear. If you prefer contact lenses, then choose us when upgrading your prescription or switching to more comfortable contact lenses. Call us at (416) 924-8866 or visit our website to get started finding the right eyewear for you.