Frame Measurements

Our frames are available with or with out prescription lenses. It’s easy to place your order through our website. However if you need any assistance, please contact us as soon as possible.

To place an order, you will need to know:

1. Your Frame Size

See the graphic below for details on choosing a frame size or measure an old pair of glasses.

Frame Size

Frame Measurements

See the graphic below displaying a frame size of 45-20-140

Frame Measurements

2. Your Pupillary Distance (PD)

Your PD is the distance between the centers of the pupils of each eye in millimeters. This measurement is vital for high-powered lenses, but it’s also important for some lower-power prescription glasses.

How To Get Your PD From Your Optometrist

Getting your PD can be as simple as asking your optometrist before your eye exam. Since it isn’t really part of a regular prescription, this service may require an additional fee or may not be available at all. The number will not appear in any of the boxes on a regular prescription form.

Generally, your PD is a single number, but some eye doctors may give you two numbers. These are the distances from the bridge of your nose to the center of each pupil. If you are given two numbers, enter them as indicated on the order form for “Two PDs”.

Take A PD Measurement Yourself

For this simple process, you will need a ruler that measures in millimeters as well as a mirror or an assistant.

Pupillary Distance PD

Typicle pupillary distances are:

- 62 to 70 mm for an adult male
- 53 to 64 mm for an adult female
- 41 to 55 mm for children

To take the measurement:

Ask your helper to align the end of the ruler with the middle of your right eye as you look at something far away. Have the friend tell you the reading on the ruler in from of the middle of your left eye.

Another option you can use is using a mirror, align the end of the ruler with the middle of your right eye as you attempt to look straight ahead. Use your fingers to indicate on the ruler the number at the middle of you left eye, then take down this number. Finally, enter the PD you measure in the box labeled PD on the order form.

3. Your Prescription

Have an eye exam by a licensed eye doctor, making sure you ask the doctor for your PD. If you forget or the doctor will not provide it, measure it yourself using the instructions above.

After the exam, considering having the optometrist explain your prescription to you, making sure you understand all symbols and abbreviations. Some spaces will be left blank, and that’s okay. Some information is not required for some prescriptions. Be sure you understand whether you need single vision, bifocals or progressive lenses. If the optometrist is friendly and accommodating, ask for a recommendation about lens materials and other features to fit your lifestyle.