Pupillary distance (PD)
Knowing how to read an eyeglass prescription is important! While you likely know whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism, determining that from your prescription slip is another thing entirely. That’s why we’ve put together a short guide to help you learn how to read your eye prescription so you can get to ordering your new set of eyeglasses as quickly as possible. If you complete an eye exam and find your eyes’ needs have changed, you need to order a new prescription as soon as possible.
That’s where your new prescription from your optometrist or ophthalmologist comes in. Most online retailers ask you to read and input your prescription into their order form, but if you don’t know how to read your prescription, that process can get complicated.