How To Measure Your Pupillary Distance, PD

The Pupillary Distance is the length from the center of left pupil (which is the black circle in the middle of your eye) the center of the right pupil in the other eye. This accurately measures the center the lenses in the glasses that you have purchased.


Directions:

  1. Place a Millimeters Ruler on the bridge of your nose. 
  2. Measure the distance between the left pupil to the right pupil while looking into the distance (You can do this yourself, while looking into the mirror or ask someone to help you).


 
Another way to gather this information is by asking your licensed optician.
An acceptable prescription must always have the PD written on it.

 

Typical adult's pupillary distance measurements:

Pupillary distance measurements are from 54 to 66.


 

Typical children's pupillary distance measurements :

Pupillary sistance measurements are from 41 to 55. 



What if my P.D. is written 66/63?

The 1st number (66) is the P.D. number to make your lenses. 
The 2nd number (63) is the near pupil distance. This number is only needed when the requirement is a set of reading glasses .