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Measure Your Pupillary Distance (PD) | pupillary distance measurement | Kabeer Optics

What is Pupillary Distance?

To measure the distance between the centers of your pupil's is known as Pupillary distance (PD).
This measurement is used to find where you look through the lens of your glasses and it must be as accurate as possible. The average PD of adults is between 54-74 mm, while kids PD is between 43-58 mm.
You can know your PD value while examining your eyes from your eye doctor. You can also know your PD value by following these 5 steps.

Steps to Measure Your PD:

  1. Stand 8 inches far from the mirror.
  2. Hold a ruler against your eyebrow.
  3. Now, close your right eye and align the 0 mm of the ruler with the center of your left pupil.
  4. Look straight, now open your right eye and close your left eye.
  5. The mm line that is at the center of your right pupil is your PD.

For more information, check out the graphics below, also learn how your friend can help you to measure your PD.
If you don't get your PD from your doctor, you can also measure it by yourself or with the help of your friend, as described in the HOW-TO-VIDEO by our step by step guide.

HOW TO MEASURE YOUR PUPILLARY
DISTANCE


What is Pupillary Distance?

To measure the distance between the centers of your pupil's is known as Pupillary distance (PD).

This measurement is used to find where you look through the lens of your glasses and it must be as accurate as possible. The average PD of adults is between 54-74 mm, while kids PD is between 43-58 mm.


Importance of PD Value

Each set of prescription glasses comes with an optical center, that can be found by PD value. So, PD value is used to find where you look through the lens of your glasses and it must be as accurate as possible.



Measure the Distance

If you can not get your pupillary distance value is, take the help from a friend or a mirror to figure it out.


MEASURING YOUR OWN PD







HAVING A FRIEND MEASURE YOUR PD

TIPS WHEN YOUR FRIEND MEASURES YOUR PD


What is Single and Dual PD?

The single PD is the measurement from your one eye to another while the dual PD is the measurement from the center of your nose to both eyes. Distance PD is used to order any kind of prescription glasses except reading glasses.


Dual PD is normally written in the following notation: 43/41, where the right number is for the right eye and the left number is for the left eye.



How To Calculate Near PD for Reading Glasses?

You can do this by subtracting 3mm from your PD distance. For example, if your PD distance is 60mm, then your near PD will be 57mm.
If you are using Dual PD value for calculating your near PD, then subtract 1.5mm from the measurement of each eye. For example, if your dual PD value is 3/31mm then your near PD value will be 31.5/29.5mm.

With your PD in one hand and your prescription in another, you can save time and money by handling all of your optical needs at Kabeer Optics.