Pupillary distance is one of the required data to buy prescription glasses online, it affects the making of prescription lenses and thus your wearing comfort. You can find out more about how to measure your PD.

Pupillary Distance (PD)

Pupillary distance (PD) measures the distance between the centers of your pupils. This measurement is used to determine where you look through the lens of your glasses and should be as accurate as possible in millimeters.

Pupillary Distance (PD)

Pupillary distance (PD) measures the distance between the centers of your pupils. This measurement is used to determine where you look through the lens of your glasses and should be as accurate as possible in millimeters.

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Print this paper on A4, without scaling at 100%.

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Use the PD ruler at bottom of the page recommend to use a physical ruler or consult your op.

If a credit card fits in this box, your print scale is correct.

Steps to Measure Pupillary Distance (PD)

Place yourself an arm's length away from your friend, or about 8 inches (20 cm) away from the mirror yourself.

Close your left eye and align the 0 mm scale with the center of the pupil of your right eye. You can hold the ruler against your forehead for stability.

Then close your right eye and read the number of ticks directly above the pupil of your left eye. This is your PD.

* Please note that the average PD values range from 54 mm to 78 mm. There may be some variation compared to actual measurements, so please measure your PD 2-3 times to ensure you get accurate value.

PD Ruler Size

This is the exact size of the PD ruler (be sure not to enlarge or reduce it).