5 Important factors to consider when purchasing new surgical loupes

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Dental surgical loupe can either break or make your career. Choosing the right one can help better your career while the wrong one can be more of a risk than a benefit. When you say "the right one", this means that the dental loupes that you have picked perfectly fit your needs, requirements, and measurements. - https://www.loupedirect.com/


5 Important factors to consider when

purchasing new surgical loupes

Dental surgical loupe can either break or make your career. Knowing what to consider

when buying a new pair of loupes can help you find the right one for you. Here are

some critical factors that you need to take into account when deciding which loupes

to purchase.

Dental surgical loupe can either break or make your career. Choosing the right one

can help better your career while the wrong one can be more of a risk than a benefit.

When you say "the right one", this means that the dental loupes that you have

picked perfectly fit your needs, requirements, and measurements.

Each dental magnification loupe is made with specific features and measurements

(e.g. working distance, interpupillary distance, angle of declination, magnification

power, field of view, depth of view, fit, and weight). Knowing what to consider

when buying a new pair of loupes can help you find the right one for you. It is only

when you find the best surgical loupes that you will be able to enjoy the benefits they

provide. Below are some critical factors that you need to take into account when

deciding which loupes to purchase.


Weight

Weight is something you should not discount when picking loupes most especially if

you intend to use your magnification glasses for an extended period of time on a daily

basis.

Keep in mind that no matter how light the loupes might be, the weight may build up

over time. Wearing heavy loupes for hours cannot only affect your focus and comfort

level but it can as well cause neck pain. If you want to stay focused and comfortable

all throughout the dental or surgical procedure you are performing, pick the

lightest available loupes you can find.

Magnification Power


Dental optical loupes are available in different magnification powers such as 2.0x, 2.5x,

3.0x, 3.5x, 4.0x, 4.5x, 5.0x, 5.5x, and 6.0x. It is important to determine first how you

are going to use the loupes before purchasing a pair so that you will know which

magnification power to choose.

For general dentistry, 2.0x- 3.0x magnification level is enough. However, if you will

use the loupes for microsurgery or other surgical and dental procedures that require

more magnification and precision, opt for the 6.0x loupes.

For starters and students, it is advisable to start with the 2.0x magnification. As soon

as you get used to wearing a dental magnifying loupe while working, you can slowly

upgrade to a higher level.

Working Distance


The working distance is the distance between your eyes and the oral cavity of your


patient. The right working distance will allow you to maintain an upright and

ergonomic working position and at the same time see the operating region clearly in

crisp detail without having to lean forward and closer to your patient's mouth.

Interpupillary Distance

The interpupillary distance is the distance between the center of the pupils of your

two eyes.

Quality

It is also important to consider the quality of both the frame and optical barrels when

purchasing a new loupe. Make sure that the frame is sturdy and stable enough to

keep the optical barrels. You can go for titanium frames. Get rid of plastic frames as

they are mostly unstable.


Also, the optical barrels or lenses should be made of high-quality medical-grade optics

for best visual experience. There are a lot of so-called "quality cheap glasses" out

there that have optics that slowly degrade after weeks or months of use. Pick those

loupes that are made from German medical grade optics as they are by far the best

option today.


The other important factors that you need to consider are the field of view, depth of

field, style, and angle of declination.

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