Pupillary Distance Guide

Pupillary Distance or PD is often referred to the distance between the middle portion of your pupils of your eyes. It is usually measured in millimeters and it is necessary to measure your pupillary distance in order to make your prescription eyewear.

When Planning to Buy Eyeglasses

If you are planning to buy eyeglasses, then it is necessary to have your pupillary distance handy. Any optometrist or optician can help you in measuring your PD (pupillary distance). So, if you don’t know this measurement, visit an optician as he can help you get the exact reading without any errors. However, you can do it yourself if you have a PD stick that measures in millimetres or a pupilometer.

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How To Measure Your Pupillary Distance

  • You can measure pupillary distance between your pupils by holding a scale in millimetres on the bridge of your nose.
  • If you have someone who can help you, make the person stand at an arm’s length when you do this.
  • The distance between the center of your pupils must be measured before you purchase distance glasses.
  • If you are alone and measuring this by yourself, then face the mirror and do it yourself. If you currently own a pair of prescription eyewear then you can draw dots on your glasses lenses with a highlighter at same location as your pupils and measure the distance between them.
  • With these easy steps, you can measure pupillary distance for progressive lenses in less than 5 minutes.

In case you are unable to get a proper reading on your own, don’t hesitate to visit an optometrist. Measuring PD for glasses is not very expensive or time consuming. Hence, the charges will be reasonable. You can also use mobile apps which allow you to measure your pupillary distance if in case you don’t have access to a PD stick or pupilometer. These days one can even measure pupillary distance through PD glasses measurement online videos and web applications.

Pupillary Distance for Kids and Adults

  • Most adults have a pupillary distance between 55-65.
  • Most kids have a pupillary distance between 42-54.
  • Once you have your pupillary distance measured, you can easily buy eyeglasses online in just a few clicks.
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