What is Pupillary Distance (PD)?
The measurement of Pupillary Distance (PD), also known as the distance between pupil centers, ensures optimal prescription integration for glasses by aligning lens focal points accurately with eye midpoints.
To achieve maximum visual comfort and clarity, this measurement is a must when selecting prescription eyewear.
How to Find Your Pupillary Distance:
Option A (Recommended!): Consult Your Optometrist for Accurate Measurement
When seeking optimal solutions for visual clarity, it’s best to consult with a qualified optometrist who can measure the distance between the pupils during a thorough eye examination. Besides providing accurate measurements, which are critical when selecting eyewear options like glasses or contacts, they streamline the process altogether, significantly reducing errors or confusion later while purchasing spectacles/contacts in online/offline stores.
Asking an optometry expert like an optometrist ensures precision and peace of mind throughout every step of your ocular health decision-making, just make sure to account for any additional fees that your state may impose. Optometrists are professionals devoted to their craft, garnishing expertise, making them a valuable resource when it comes to safeguarding and improving vision related issues.
Option B: Calculate Your Pupillary Distance Online with a Picture!
Say goodbye to hassles when shopping for eyeglasses online. With our straightforward guidelines on how to take a photo, you can calculate your pupillary distance in a snap!
Prepare for the Photo:
Make sure to place yourself in a well lit area with no visual obstruction of both pupils; remove eyeglasses; maintain good posture by keeping your head straight and looking right into the camera lens ahead; take any “credit card sized” cardboard or plastic sheet and hold it under your nose without blocking vision of either pupil. Stay 30 cm away from where the camera is located before taking a snapshot.
By following these instructions, you'll be able to get measurements ideal for seamless integration into prescription lenses. It’s that easy!
Enough said! Ready to order your latest pair of comfortable, perfectly-fitting glasses? Sign in to (or create) your BonLook account) and provide your prescription and pupillary distance; we can’t initiate your order without them! FYI, you only need to save the information once, and you’ll be able to retrieve it for your next purchase.