Important factors that can help you find the right dental loupes

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Choosing the right dental glasses is critical to the success of your dental career. There are some hygienists who are already using dental loupes but are still experiencing work-related pains and difficulty seeing the oral cavity. The main reason behind this is the wrong choice of loupes. Here are are a few important factors that can help you find the right pair of loupes.

Important factors that can help you find

the right dental loupes

Choosing the right dental glasses is critical to the success

of your dental career. There are some hygienists who are

already using dental loupes but are still experiencing

work-related pains and difficulty seeing the oral cavity. The

main reason behind this is the wrong choice of loupes. Here

are are a few important factors that can help you find the

right pair of loupes.

Dental loupes are getting popular these days not only among

dentists but also among dental hygienists. Many dental

hygienists now realize the important role that magnification

plays in the success of their career. Aside from the obvious

advantages of dental glasses such they enhance visual acuity

and improve precision, the ergonomic benefits that these

optical aids offer are also regarded as one of the primary

reasons why many dental hygienists are now using them.


Occupational pain has been considered as the major reasons

for early retirement and injury among dental hygienists.

Because of the nature of their work, dental hygienists are

prone to occupational pain. Fortunately, there are now a lot

of ways that can somehow help them avoid or reduce their risks

to various work-related illnesses. One of these ways is to

wear dental hygiene loupes when performing various dental

procedures.

The benefits that you can get out of using dental loupes greatly

vary according to the type or quality of the optical aid you

bought. That is why, if you want the most of your loupes, make

sure to buy only the one that perfectly fits you. Here are

a few important factors that can help you find the right pair

of loupes.

Magnification Power

Dental loupes are available in various magnification power.

For dentistry, the available magnification levels typically

range from 2.5x to 6.0x. Each level has specific applications.

As a dental hygienist who is working on general dental

treatment procedures, a 2.5x magnification is enough for you.

With this level, it would be easier for you to get used to

working with a magnified field and at the same time, you can

be able to have a better vision of the oral cavity.


Working distance

The right working distance will allow you to work in a neutral

and healthy posture while still able to see the oral cavity.

To ensure proper posture when working, it is important that

you know your working distance before buying a pair of dental

hygiene glasses.

You can get your working distance by standing or sitting in

an upright, comfortable, and ergonomic position and then with

the use of a measuring tool, measure the distance between the

upper bridge of your nose and the mouth of your patient.

Angle of declination

The angle of declination is critical for your neck's health

and comfort. It is a measurement of how much you bend your

head down to see the object you are working on. The best dental

loupes have an angle of declination or forward head posture

that is no less than 20 degrees.


Interpupillary distance

The interpupillary distance is the distance between the

centers of the pupils of your two eyes. Each person has a unique

interpupillary distance that is why you seldom find a dental

loupe with fixed interpupillary measurement. You need to

provide the manufacturer with the right measurement when

ordering a new custom TTL loupe to make sure that the optical

barrels are in their proper place with respect to your

interpupillary distance.

Aside from the ones mentioned above, there are other important

factors that you need to consider when choosing a dental loupe.

These factors include the depth of field, type of frame, design,

weight, the field of view, prescription, resolution, and

quality of optics. You also need to choose between flip-up

loupes and through the lens loupes.

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