What is my “PD”?

PUPILLARY DISTANCE (PD)

The “PD” (pupillary distance) is the distance between the centre of the pupils of each eye.  You will need this measurement to choose your frame and ensure the prescription for your lenses is suitable for the selected frame.  If you don’t know your PD, simply ask your optometrist to note it on your prescription especially if you are ordering progressives. If it is not available you can ask a friend to measure for you. Do not try and measure your PD yourself as it may not be accurate.  The average PD is 60mm for women and 64mm for men.

TO MEASURE:
Look straight ahead and get a friend to place a transparent millimetre ruler on the bridge of your nose and measure the distance from centre of one pupil to centre of other pupil. Repeat the process several times to ensure you have an accurate and consistent result. This is critical to making up your prescription correctly. If the prescription from your optometrist has different values for each eye, enter a dual PD.

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  1. Click Try Spex and chosen frame will appear on model.
  2. Align Spex with computer mouse(or finger if using tablet).
  3. Resize Spex by dragging tab in or out (located bottom right of Spex).
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Note:

We recommend you crop and straighten photo before uploading for best result. There are many Photo Editor Apps available for this task.

Also, ensure the frame you've chosen is the correct frame width and PD for you before ordering (see sizing and what is my PD ?)

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