The result is clear:
“Utilizing magnifying loupes - no matter what your specialty - can help your posture and save your back. It exerts a positive influence on the operature posture”
Dental loupes are effective in eliminating back strain as it forces the operator to adopt a better posture. In a profession that is known for its back- and shoulder pains that is welcome news!
Most important factors for choosing Loupes are:
The latter is very important, as it has been proven that loupes can benefit your ergonomics significantly.
Magnification and resolution must be established for a successful pair of loupes.
Resolution is the ability to distinguish two separate objects, whereas magnification is the degree of enlargement. Field of vision is the term used when an individual is looking down a pair of loupes and is able to see from the entire length from left to the right at any one given time. Typically, a higher degree of magnification results in a smaller field of vision.
Common magnifications available are from x2 to x4+, depending on user preferences and the nature of clinical work being performed.
The main two models for Dental loupes are: Through the Lens (TTL), and Flip up Loupes.
TTL loupes have the magnification built onto the lens, which means they cannot be moved – whereas Flip up loupes have a movable arm attached to the magnification and are adjustable. Both offer advantages and disadvantages.
The working distance can be defined as the distance from your loupes to the object in question. This distance can be measured if you position yourself with a patient lying on the dental chair. The distance is from your eyes, to the patients’ mouth when you are sat upright.
For more information follow the link to our working distance Video and Guide
The depth of field is the ability to focus on an object in several different levels. If you have a set working distance for your loupes, that is the optimum distance to focus on. So if your depth of field is for example 10cm, you would be able to move back 5cm and 5 cm forward and still see the object clearly. If you move away from this depth of field, you would be out of focus and the object would seem blurry. It is beneficial to have a large depth of field so the loupes are more forgiving when you are operating with them.
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On our website you will find many Light units that can be attached to the loupes and aid in the vision and detail. Many argue that the combination of dental loupes with a light is significantly more effective than just loupes on their own.
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