So... you've never used Loupes before. There are a few things you should know before diving in to make sure you have a smooth experience.
Dentistry is physically demanding work; in fact, the prevalence of neck pain among dentists is around 70% and musculoskeletal disorder causes almost 30% of dentists to retire early. There are many benefits to using Loupes while practicing dentistry. We have already explored these benefits in our Magnification and Ergonomics blogs, so in this blog we will be looking at the basics of how Loupes work in general, including:
- How Loupes work
- Definitions of common Loupes terms
- Recommendations for new Loupes users
- Ordering Loupes from LumaDent
How do Loupes work?
Loupes are basically telescopes combined with a pair of glasses. The magnifying telescopes (or oculars) are either placed through the lens (TTL) in the frame or in front of the lenses mounted on the front of the frame (Flip-up). To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of both types of Loupes, check out our related TTL vs Flip-up Blog.
LumaDent Loupes are custom made for each user's unique face. By precisely positioning the oculars in the frame, you can work in a more comfortable and effective posture while practicing. Placing the oculars in the frame is more complicated than it sounds, however. There are many factors to account for which all need to be working in unison in order for you to have a smooth experience with your Loupes.
Importance of detail
Recommendations for new Loupes users
Using Loupes for the first time can be... a little weird. It takes your brain some time to adjust to seeing everything magnified.
LumaDent Magnification Options
- 2.5x Micro - Lower magnification and light weight make these the best choice for new Loupes users, especially students.
- 3.0x - Intermediate magnification, great for hygienists or students with limited Loupes experience.
- 3.5x Micro - Great for Dentists looking for lighter weight with higher magnification. Narrower FOV than our lower magnification or Prism options.
- 3.5x Prism - higher magnification with wide FOV. Recommended for experienced Loupes users.
Ordering Loupes from LumaDent
LumaDent is the #1 online manufacturer and seller of Dental Loupes. Using our online store, you can quickly and easily order Custom Loupes any time day or night from the comfort of home or the office. You can also reach out to one of our Sales Reps if you're looking for a more personal experience.
If you're ordering online, all you need to do is take an IPD photo and know your Clinical Working Distance (guide here). Submit these with your order and we'll get to work on your Custom Loupes. It's that easy!
LumaDent also attends many event throughout the year, which can be found on our Events page. Stopping by our booth is a great way to check out all of our award-winning products and get a hands-on demo.