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Ryan


04/02/2013

How to measure pd with a ruler ?

When i tried to buy eyeglasses online, the online seller ask for a PD. But i don't have PD. So, i want to measure it by myself. Do you have any good idea? How to measure pd with a ruler ?
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  • Shureluck

    04/07/2013

    Pd, which is short for pupillary distance, refers to the distance from the center of the pupil in one eye to the center of the pupil in the other eye. The correct value of your pupillary distance is usually required when you fill in the prescription which will ensure the correct centration of your prescription lenses in front of your eyes, or else you will feel fatigued, dizzy or even sick when you are wearing the glasses. That is why PD is so important for you when getting a pair of prescription glasses. You can measure your pupillary distance with a straight ruler, a pencil, and a mirror. First of all, you face the mirror, and place the ruler on the bridge of your nose, then bring the start of the ruler directly below the center of one eye's pupil. Secondly, look straight into the mirror, hold the ruler and mark the location on the ruler of the other eye's pupil. Here pay attention that you should keep the ruler steady and parallel to the floor. After that, measure the distance in millimeters between the two marks. And this is your pupillary distance. It is better to repeat this process a couple of times to ensure you have an accurate measurement. You can also take an online test to figure your pupillary distance, please refer to the following website.
  • hands4god

    04/07/2013

    First of all you need a millimeter ruler and a mirror. Make it paralyze the bridge of your nose in the assistance of the mirror. The zero begins at the center of your left pupil. The center of your right pupil on the other side of the ruler. Next, repeat measuring your pupil distance in this way for three times and make out the average value. That number is your pupil distance.
  • Christian

    04/08/2013

    Well, generally speaking, when you order a pair of glasses, PD can be very essential. And Pd is the distance in millimeters between the centers of your eyes’ pupils. In common, the typical PD ranges between 57 and 65 mm. so you can just measure it by yourself. First, you should face the mirror, and then just place the ruler on the bridge of your nose. You should remember to take the start of the ruler directly below the center of one eye’s pupil. So that it can be very right when you measure it. And then, just hold the ruler and mark the location on the ruler of the other eye’s pupil, to measure the distance in millimeters between the two marks. In that way, of course, you can get your Pd. But on the other hand, I will suggest you to get your PD from your eye doctor so that it can be very professional. So you can just have a try.
  • Dawn Ladd

    09/07/2013

    "Make it paralyze the bridge of your nose in the assistance of the mirror."
    What?!! hands4god is an idiot. Why did the site admin allow such drivel? However, Shureluck's answer was very helpful.
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