6 Important factors to check out when purchasing dental loupes

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Dental loupes play a critical part in the success of any dental procedure that you will perform. Schultz offer benefits of the dental loupes which you need to consider when purchasing a new loupe.

6 Important factors to check out when

purchasing dental loupes

Dental loupes play a critical part in the success of any dental procedure that you will

perform. They have been proven to offer a wide range of benefits both to the dentists

and the patients. However, you can only reap the many benefits the dental loupes offer

if you are able to find the one that best fits you. Here are a few important factors that

you need to consider when purchasing a new loupe.

Using the right dental loupes is critical to the success of any dental procedure that you

will perform. They help improve clinical results by allowing you to have better

visualization of the oral cavity. With a better visual acuity, your precision when it

comes to judgment or diagnosis, treatment, and overall performance is likewise being

enhanced.

However, you can only reap the many benefits the dental loupes offer if you are able

to find the one that best fits you. But how can you be able to find the right pair for you?

Here are a few important factors that you need to consider when purchasing a new

loupe.

Magnification Power


Proper magnification is becoming a standard in dentistry. Dental magnification can

range from 2.0x to 6.0x. To know which magnification power to choose, you need to

determine first how you are going to use the dental hygiene loupes.

Each of the dental procedures has specific magnification requirement. For instance,

general dental care procedures require minimal magnification only. Whilst, intricate

procedures that require more focus will need higher magnification power.

Working Distance

Working distance is the distance between you and the operating field. The right

working distance will allow you to work in an upright, healthy, and neutral posture

while still having a good visual acuity. It likewise promotes healthy posture and helps

reduce your risk to work-related musculoskeletal disorders and injuries.

Working distance can vary from one person to another. It is important that you know

your working distance when buying a new dental loupe. To get your working distance,

sit down or stand up in a comfortable and upright position, with your head tilt

downwards at around 25 degrees, and then measure the distance between the upper

bridge of your nose and the mouth of your patient.

Prescription Glasses

Dental loupes for sale do not come with an accurate prescription. If you are wearing

prescription glasses, make sure to let the loupe manufacturer about it. You can choose

to use contact lenses or have your prescription added to your new loupes.


Declination Angle

The declination angle has something to do with how much you need to tilt your head

downward. The steeper the declination angle is, the better. This means that you only

have to tilt your head a little bit to see the operating field. The ideal angle of

declination is 25 degrees.

Weight

Weight has been a major deciding factor when it comes to choosing the best dental

loupes. Weight can build up over time most especially if you use the loupes for

extended periods of time. When the weight starts to build up, it can affect your focus

and comfort, thus affecting the quality of your performance as well. It can as well

cause neck and shoulder pain. As much as possible, opt for the loupe that has the

lightest weight.


Interpupillary Distance

The interpupillary distance or PD is quite subjective. It is the distance between centers

of the pupils of your two eyes. It is measured in millimeters (mm). PD is critical for

correct positioning of the TTL loupes. You can seek help from an optician to know the

exact measurement of your PD.

Aside from the above-mentioned factors, you also need to consider the loupe's field of

view, depth of field, frame, design, resolution, and quality of optics. You also need to

decide whether you will pick through the lens loupes or flip-up loupes.

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