How to Measure Pupil Distance
Your pupil distance is an essential measurement for ordering prescription glasses; without it, your lenses won’t be accurate. This measurement is used to accurately determine the area of your lens that you look through to ensure that you have clear vision.
Your pupil distance, or PD, is the distance between the centre of your pupils (the black circles in the centre of your eye) and is always measured in millimetres for accuracy.
Typically, your optician will do this measurement. However, we have an excellent online tool that allows you to do it yourself accurately!
What is the average pupil distance?
The average PD for an adult is between 60 and 65mm, while children range from 43-58mm. While these measurements are a typical average, it’s not uncommon for people to have two PD measurements, or for sizes to differ between men and women.
This information is essential when ordering your lenses. Without it, the focal points in your new glasses might be off, rendering them useless.
If you’re not able to get to an optometrist for your PD measurement, our online tool allows you to measure accurately.
How to measure pupil distance accurately?
To use the Fashion Eyewear PD master tool, you’ll need a standard bank card, a laptop or desktop with a camera and/or a phone.
The tool allows you to either upload a photo or take a live picture, using the camera on your laptop/desktop.
- Visit Our PD Master/
- Sit approximately 40cm away from the camera
- Cover your mouth with your bank card, ensuring that the magnetic strip is facing the camera
- Look straight into the camera
- Take a photo
- Follow the prompts on the screen to accurately measure your PD.
- Your results will be emailed to you.
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