Virtual Reality 101: Why does IPD matter?

Shane R. Monroe
4 min readOct 4, 2019

Pupillary distance or interpupillary distance (IPD) is the distance measured in millimeters between the centers of the pupils of the eyes. Everyone is different and the value changes based on whether you’re looking at something close up or far away. But why does this matter to the virtual reality participant?

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Even if you’re not into virtual reality, you may be familiar with IPD as it is…

Shane R. Monroe

I write, blog, record and review anything that interests me — including humanity, parenting, gizmos & gadgets, video games and media.