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    Take PD with autorefractor

    I'm in the "business" from few months... I'm a student also.


    I notice that sometimes OMD write the PD on the prescription (taken by autoref)
    Why is often a wrong value??

    I notice also that when I take a PD patient with autorefractor it is wrong (usually too large)

    what am I doing wrong with the autoref?????


    So I always check marking the frame with a felt tip pen and re-check with the "pd meter"

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    I never trust an autorefractor PD. I always use Pupilometer...more accurate.

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    the PD an autorefractor tosses out is just a made up number, pay no attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McAnerin View Post
    the PD an autorefractor tosses out is just a made up number, pay no attention.
    I wouldn't go that far, but I definitely would use a PD taken by a good optician above an autorefractor every time.
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    Thanks to everyone.

    Now I know that I was right.

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