Give me my PD! – Online Petition

By James (SelectSpecs) - January 19, 2010


Have you had your eyes tested recently but the optician wouldn’t give you your Pupillary Distance?

Currently, under the General Optical Council regulations opticians are only obliged to provide its patients with prescription details including Sphere, Cylinder, Axis and Add values, the optician does not have to record and provide you with your PD measurement on your prescription form even though it takes them just seconds while carrying out the sight test.

We’re currently supporting a campaign to get these regulations changed so opticians HAVE to provide you with your full prescription including your PD measurement giving you the freedom to buy glasses from a glasses retailer of your choice rather than the optician that gave your your eye test.

Find out more information about this campaign here: Give me my Pupillary Distance


If you’re on Twitter, please retweet this to make other glasses wearers know about this campaign.  Please be sure to include the #GiveMeMyPD hash tag.

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One Response to “Give me my PD! – Online Petition”

  1. Robert Longhurst FBDO says:
    April 18th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    The PD is not a required part of the prescription. It is in a patient’s best interests that their spectacles be dispensed by a registered optician and that the patient’s PD is considered to be part of the dispensing, rather than prescribing process.

    The Opticians Act 1984 was changed to permit the over-the-counter sale of simple magnifying spectacles which are made to an average centration distance, and did not plan for prescribed use.

    The PD is a facial measurement from which the centration distance of the lenses can be calculated when frame fit and prescription usage are taken into consideration.

    If the public wishes to purchase spectacles on the internet they are free to do so but they must understand the risks of such sales and that all eye care professionals advise against it.

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