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How to measure your own IPD

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#1 Rafael

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 01:42 AM

I suggest here a simple method of measuring our own interpupillary distance using a caliper.

 

https://sites.google...me/augenabstand

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 02:10 AM

I found it easier to adjust a binocular to the best view and perfect ipd and then measure the distance of the eyepieces at the bino.

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 02:51 AM

A typically interesting alternative method from our old friend Rafael, but I find it easier to memorise the distance recorded on any of my optometrists’ prescription notes from the past 17 years.

 

Unlike the sizes of ears and noses, it doesn’t appear to be something that changes so much or so often from reaching adulthood through to old age.

 

Mine has been 67.5mm since as long as I can remember.

 

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#4 drt3d

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 07:41 AM

I had a pair of calipers just like the one in the picture, right in front of me when I saw this. I tried it and it works well.

 

64mm for me.

 

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 08:07 AM

My wife has a small metal ruler with metric marks that work well. Your close up IPD can be up to 2mm less han your distance IDP.

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