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PD MEASUREMENT

 

Vicci eyewear puppilary distance measurement  

WHAT IS PUPILLARY DISTANCE?

    Pupillary distance (PD) measures the space between the pupils of your eyes. Knowing this measurement is very important to make sure your eyes match up with the optical center of your lenses, otherwise you wont be able to see correctly with your new glasses. The average adult’s PD is between 54-74; kids' are between 43-54.

 

HOW TO MEASURE AT HOME? 

You can measure your Pupillary Distance using a mirror, a small ruler marked in millimeters, a pencil & paper.

STEP ONE

Stand about 8” away from a mirror. Grab your ruler in one hand. Have your pencil and paper ready. Look straight ahead into the mirror and position the ruler over the bridge of your nose.

STEP TWO

Starting with the right eye, line up the zero end of the ruler at your pupil; measure the distance from your right to your left pupil. The millimeter number that lines up with your left pupil is the measurement you want. That number is your PD.

Just to be sure, measure a few more times to make sure you get the same number.You want it to be accurate.

STEP THREE

Starting with the left eye, line up the zero end of the ruler at your pupil; measure the distance from your left to your right pupil. The millimeter number that lines up with your right pupil is the measurement you want. That number is your PD.

Just to be sure, measure a few more times to make sure you get the same number. You want it to be accurate.

 

GETTING A FRIEND TO HELP

STEP ONE

Face your friend and look straight ahead with both eyes open.

STEP TWO

Have your friend hold the ruler up to your right so the zero end lines up with your pupil. Measure the distance from your right to your left pupil. The number that lines up with your left pupil is your PD. Try it a couple times to make sure the measurement is accurate.

STEP THREE

Repeat the process on your left eye by measuring the distance from your left pupil to your right. Use the number that lines up with your right pupil. That’s your PD. Do it a few more times to make sure your measurement is the same. 

Once you've got your PD measurement, fill in the numbers in your prescription and take a picture of it and upload it!