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Why is measurement of the Pupillary Distance unnecessary in an eye exam?

I can't find the PD information in my prescription and the doctor told me it is not required to measure PD. I wonder how can I get glasses without PD!
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  • Susan Wright


    If you are not planning to get glasses from them, it is unnecessary for them to measure your Pupillary Distance. The measurement of the Pupillary Distance is not a requirement to an eye exam. So only when you intend to order glasses from them can they measure your PD.
  • Andrew


    Actually the PD has nothing to do with eye exam and it is not required in the US or Canada either. The doctor would only measure it if you are going to buy glasses from them at the same time. You can aslo measure you PD by yourself at home with a ruler and a mirror.