Is pupillary distance is important?
Does pupillary distance matter?
Yes! Pupillary distance is the distance, in millimeters, between the center of your eyes. When your eyeglass professional is building your glasses, they will need to make sure the “sweet spot” for each lens is directly in front of each eye. They do this using your pupillary distance.
Its possible to have a different pupillary distance for each eye if your eyes are not the same exact distance from the center of your face. Don’t feel bad – your mom still loves you!
When you go into a brick and mortar eyeglass store, they measure your pupillary distance for you. If you’re buying glasses online, you can either measure your pupillary distance yourself or you can ask your eye doctor to measure it for you. If you’re buying glasses online, don’t cheap out – get your eye doctor to measure your pupillary distance for you. You can do it yourself – but why leave something this important up to chance? If you insist on doing it yourself, you just need a mirror and a metric ruler and measure the distance between the center of your two pupils.
Now that I’ve answered the burning question about pupillary distance:
- When you go to your eye doctor, print out this handy eye prescription chart to take with you.
- Also, don’t forget to check out my list of 5 easy steps for ordering glasses online.
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