PD is an essential part of ensuring your prescription glasses are sized correctly for your face. Your Pupillary Distance, or PD for short, is the distance between the center of one pupil to the center of the other pupil. We use this measurement to prepare and process your specific prescription glasses order. Each pair of prescription glasses we prepare is specific to each individual’s PD. Your PD measurement is matched so that it is the same as the distance between the optical centers of the glasses’ lenses. Correct Pupillary Distance (PD, Pupil Distance), is even more important when it comes to high powered lenses.
Below are three different methods you can choose from to find your Pupil Distance.
One way you can get your PD is by requesting it from your optician when you go in to receive your prescription. They are required by law to provide this information to you but it is possible they will not provide it unless you specifically request it during your visit. As an adult, your PD will never change. So even if your prescription changes you will not need to measure your PD every time you buy prescription glasses.
Below is an example of where you can find your PD written on your Eyewear Prescription:
You can easily take a measurement of your PD by yourself or with a friend’s help. Follow these instructions:
Having your Pupillary Distance measured by SaltCityOptics is a snap. After you place your order follow these steps so we can accurately measure your PD for you.
Your Pupillary Distance will be confirmed within 24 hours of receiving your image. Once your PD is confirmed, we will then complete your order and send it to be processed. One of our trained representatives will contact you if there are any questions regarding your PD measurement.