MEASURING YOUR PUPILARY DISTANCE (PD)
So what exactly is your PD?
Your pupillary distance isn’t always measured as a standard part of an eye examination, so your prescription may not contain this information. It is, however, a key factor when ordering glasses online and essential for making sure they are a perfect match for your optical needs.
Measuring your PD, made simple
If you don’t know your PD, there’s no need to make a trip to an optician. Just follow our step by step guide, below, and you’ll have your measurement in no time.
What you’ll need:
A mirror and a ruler (a transparent ruler works best).
Follow these steps and you’ll be good to go
Stand approximately 20cm in front a mirror where you feel comfortable and have a full view of your face and head.
Hold a ruler above your brow line and then close your right eye, aligning the ruler’s ‘0mm’ marker with the centre of your left pupil.
Holding still and making sure the ruler doesn’t move, close your left eye and open your right.
Look in the mirror and check the ruler measurement that sits directly above the centre of your right pupil – this is your PD.
You’re now good to go!
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