1 Your prescription details
The best way to send us your prescription is to upload it. We are experts in understanding the information and deciphering opticians’ handwriting! Simply take a picture or scan your prescription and attach it to your order using the button below.
Please ignore if it is not on your prescription.
2 Your PD Measurement
Your PD measurement is the distance between the centres of your pupils and is required to ensure you get the best possible vision from your new glasses. Measured in millimetres (mm) your PD helps us make sure the optical centre of the lens is directly in line with the centre of your pupils.
Most adults will have a PD measurement of between 60-70mm. Your PD measurement may be written as a single number i.e. 66 or as two values i.e. R:33/L:33. Please put in the box below exactly what is written on your prescription.
If your PD measurement is not written on your prescription, please call your optician. They are required to take this measurement when they make your glasses so please ask them for this information.
ENTER YOUR OPTICIAN SUPPLIED PD MEASUREMENT: (in mm)
If you having trouble getting your PD measurement from your optician, measuring it yourself is not difficult. Just follow the steps below. The easiest way is to get family member or friend to help you.
- Place a millimeter ruler on the bridge of your nose and position the zero (0) mark below the middle of your left pupil (the black dot in the centre of your eye).
- Make sure you look directly ahead keeping very still.
- Have a family member or friend face you about arms length away and measure the distance between your pupils. The measurement should be between 60-70mm.
If there is very little definition between the colour of your pupils and the colour of your irises you may find the following technique easier. It should produce the same measurement results. Place the ruler on the bridge of your nose with the zero below the OUTSIDE edge of your left iris where it meets the white of your eye. Look straight ahead and get a family member or friend to measure across to the INSIDE edge of your right iris. This measurement is denoted by the blue lines on the PD measurement image. If you need to take your own PD measurement sit comfortably in front of a non-magnifying mirror and place a millimeter ruler on the bridge of your nose. Close your right eye and position the zero (0) mark below the middle of your left pupil (the black dot in the centre of your eye). Now open your right eye and close your left one. Look directly into the mirror and check which number on the ruler is in line with the centre of your pupil. This is your PD measurement! It is best to repeat this process a couple of times to ensure that you get a consistent result. The measurement should be between 60-70mm.
ENTER YOUR CUSTOMER SUPPLIED PD MEASUREMENT: (in mm)
Opticians will take your PD measurement as part of your eye test. If it is not written on your prescription, first try contacting your optician. They are required to take this information during your eyetest for making your glasses.
If you run into problems, it is possible to measure your PD yourself. Please follow the guidance in the section above.
If you have any further queries or problems, please give us a call on 020 8686 5708. We have a knowledgeable team on hand that should be able to help.
Please send to Optilabs Ltd, 109 Stafford Road, Croydon, CR0 4NN