Pupillary distance (indicated on your prescription as PD or far PD) is the distance in millimeters between your pupils. The PD is required by our optical technicians to fit your lenses accurately and achieve the most effective and comfortable outcome for you.
If your optician has provided you with a single number, simply divide this number in half to get your pupillary distance for your right side and left side.
If you cannot locate this information on your prescription, you can request the reading, or have your pupillary distance measured at an any optician or eye doctor. Or just pop into any of our boutiques and we can easily take the measurement for you in a matter of minutes.
Alternatively, below is an easy tool to measure your PD by yourself:
- Place a millimeter ruler on the bridge of your nose.
- Have a friend face you about arms length away.
- Have your friend measure the distance between the center of your pupils (the black dots in the middle of your eyes).
- Or you can do it yourself simply by looking in the mirror. If you need your glasses on to do this, you can draw dots on the lenses where your pupils are (using a magic marker or highlighter); then take the glasses off and measure the distance between them.
It's simple -- like playing connect the dots!
As a guideline:
- Most adults' PD's are between 55-65.
- Most kids' PD's are between 42-54.
If you are placing an order online, you can also send us a selfie with a credit card placed under your nose as shown in the image below and we’ll measure your PD for you!