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PD-Pupillary Distance:

The PD or Pupillary Distance is the distance between the pupils of the eyes, center to center, in millimeters. Most people have a PD between 54mm and 74mm.

Select your PD value from the drop down menu.

A PD value should be provided as part of your prescription. If you received two values (such as 31/32), these are the distances from the center of the nose to each eye. Add them together to get the single PD value (31+32=63). You may receive two PD numbers that differ by a value of 3mm (such as 62/59). The larger value represents the distance PD, which is what you will normally need for our site. The smaller value is used only for ordering single-vision reading glasses.

If your most recent eye exam did not include the PD value, but a previous one did, you can use the previous value. It does not change over time (except for children, of course).

While an optometrist's PD value is always recommended, a PD can be determined with a friend or family member's help. Have your assistant hold a ruler just below your eyes and measure the distance in mm from pupil center to pupil center. Focus straight ahead at a distant object, and keep your eyes steady. Take a few measurements for consistency.

Do not ever guess your PD value. Likewise, do not try to measure anything on your current glasses, as there is no way to measure your PD from them.

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