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    • Magenta
    • By Magenta 14th Jul 10, 12:57 AM
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    FREE PUPILLARY DISTANCE RULER to use when buying your glasses on line. July 2010
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    • 14th Jul 10, 12:57 AM
    FREE PUPILLARY DISTANCE RULER to use when buying your glasses on line. July 2010 14th Jul 10 at 12:57 AM
    July 13 2010.

    Hi all,

    To get a FREE PUPILLARY DISTANCE RULER .(PDR), worth £5.00,

    Go to:

    http://www.metsuki.com/index.html

    You will see on the right hand side of the page a box of 4 'offers'. This one is in the bottom left hand box-GET A FREE PD RULER. Just click on it and fill in your details. You also get a guide on how to use this.

    I f you are buying prescription glasses online you use this to measure the distance between the centres of your pupils to get an exact, correct measurement.

    Apparently to stop people buying glasses online the High Street Opticians where you get you eyes tested are going to stop putting the PD measurement on prescriptions!!!!!

    (There is also a petition to sign)


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    Last edited by Former MSE Lee; 23-08-2011 at 6:13 PM. Reason: sp
    Magenta

    OOPS, I am really sorry if I have posted a duplicate thread by mistake, I did do a search and nothing came up. So please, no unnecessary nasty comments.Thank you.
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    • summertreats
    • By summertreats 14th Jul 10, 9:21 AM
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    thanks
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 14th Jul 10, 9:35 AM
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    • #3
    • 14th Jul 10, 9:35 AM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 9:35 AM
    They are also running a petition to force opticians to give you your PD with your prescription - would simplify things greatly!
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • MrsB2100
    • By MrsB2100 14th Jul 10, 12:57 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 12:57 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 12:57 PM
    This has been about the only thing to stop me from getting glasses online. No more, if this comes! Internet Opticians, here I come!
  • bcl999
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    • 14th Jul 10, 1:29 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 1:29 PM
    This has been about the only thing to stop me from getting glasses online. No more, if this comes! Internet Opticians, here I come!
    Originally posted by MrsB2100
    I always just ask for it when they give me the prescription. Never had a problem or a refusal. I don't think it's supposed to change much anyway. Last time I was 62.5mm and this time it was 63mm. This year I was given a PD for distance which was different to the one for reading. (I only wear glasses for reading and have never been given a distance PD before). Waiting now for my new specs to arrive from HK.
    Last edited by bcl999; 14-07-2010 at 1:33 PM.
  • tillytat
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    • 14th Jul 10, 1:38 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 1:38 PM
    Great find, thanks.
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 14th Jul 10, 2:35 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 2:35 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 2:35 PM
    I always just ask for it when they give me the prescription. Never had a problem or a refusal. I don't think it's supposed to change much anyway. Last time I was 62.5mm and this time it was 63mm. This year I was given a PD for distance which was different to the one for reading. (I only wear glasses for reading and have never been given a distance PD before). Waiting now for my new specs to arrive from HK.
    Originally posted by bcl999
    Same here, I have never had a problem getting my PD from the optician, I was told that they have to give it to you if you ask.
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    • roddydogs
    • By roddydogs 14th Jul 10, 2:56 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 2:56 PM
    Boots will not give the PD even if you ask......the optician said "You can discuss it with the manager if you like"!
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 14th Jul 10, 3:25 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 3:25 PM
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    • 14th Jul 10, 3:25 PM
    Boots will not give the PD even if you ask......the optician said "You can discuss it with the manager if you like"!
    Originally posted by roddydogs

    I would discuss it with the manager, it is information about you so you are entitled to it.
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  • KittyPryde
    Recently bought my first glasses. Had the eye test done at Boots and noticed they didn't give me a PD. I asked what if I wanted to buy them from Boots online and she said just come back and buy them from this store instead lol.

    I ended up buying mine at ASDA and when she measured my PD she said it out loud (61), although I noticed when the glasses came back the form said PD:62 ?

    Do they round it up? Either way, I think they should give it to you without asking so I think a free ruler is a good idea, thanks OP.
    • Magenta
    • By Magenta 14th Jul 10, 4:23 PM
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    Boots will not give the PD even if you ask......the optician said "You can discuss it with the manager if you like"!
    Originally posted by roddydogs
    That has been my experience too, so when I get my ruler I'll be buying online. There are sites where the choice of frames are much better than on the High Street and as for the price, what a difference!!!!
    Magenta

    OOPS, I am really sorry if I have posted a duplicate thread by mistake, I did do a search and nothing came up. So please, no unnecessary nasty comments.Thank you.
    • icefall
    • By icefall 14th Jul 10, 4:25 PM
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    signed the petition the ruler will come in handy when ordering glasses online
    I always wanted to be a procrastinator, never got round to it...
    • lofielectronic
    • By lofielectronic 14th Jul 10, 5:38 PM
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    Thanks, not a bad site either.
  • NowWhat
    Maybe I'm missing something - but I found a webpage with an illustration of the Ruler on - but couldnt find anything that stated "Fill in the form below with your details and we will send you a pupillary distance ruler to keep" (ie a physical item that can be put in a drawer).

    Am I missing something? Can someone give me a direct link to where I can ask to receive this physical item please?
    • Enterprise 1701C
    • By Enterprise 1701C 14th Jul 10, 7:53 PM
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    You just click on the illustration but here is the link

    http://www.metsuki.com/pupillary_distance-free_pd_ruler.php
    What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare
    • Miró
    • By Miró 20th Jul 10, 11:35 AM
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    Thanks Magenta...arrived today!

    Just in time for the Groupon/GlassesDirect offer in Martin's newsletter this week....yay!!!!
    Last edited by Miró; 21-07-2010 at 1:49 PM.
    "Change is inevitable..........except from a vending machine"
    • Magenta
    • By Magenta 21st Jul 10, 1:12 AM
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    Got mine today too

    As you will see withe accompanying letter they are giving a

    15% Discount off first orders with the code PDRULER at the checkout.
    Magenta

    OOPS, I am really sorry if I have posted a duplicate thread by mistake, I did do a search and nothing came up. So please, no unnecessary nasty comments.Thank you.
    • MrsB2100
    • By MrsB2100 22nd Jul 10, 1:05 PM
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    I got mine, too - well chuffed! Last time I bought glasses they were £280! I hope they'll be much less now. I've been a bit wary of buying off the internet because I've had glasses before when the PD hasnt been right and they take an AGE to get used to!
    • Philycheesesteak
    • By Philycheesesteak 23rd Jul 10, 3:19 PM
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    http://www.metsuki.com/pupillary_distance-free_pd_ruler.php

    Great find, I tried to DIY it when I bought online and was rang back to check I wasn't a 12 year old!!

    Went to Specsavers where I'd had my eyes tested and they relunctantly gave it to me with a disclaimer saying that buying online is a risky business blahblah.

    I bought from glasses direct, great service even better price.

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    Why do they blow puffs of air in your eyes, then take a flash photo of your eye and THEN expect you to be able to read the chart!!?!?!
    • Ancelyn1331
    • By Ancelyn1331 23rd Jul 10, 3:40 PM
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    Great find! High Street opticians are often a rip off.
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    And Eternity in an hour.

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