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    6 important considerations when deciding on loupes

    Should you or shouldn't you? These tips can help you decide if—and which—loupes are right for you.

    On a weekly, if not daily, basis, I see dental hygienists asking whether or not they should purchase loupes. I’m asked the question quite a bit myself and my answer is a resounding yes, you should!

    Dental LoupesNow, it’s no secret that quality loupes aren’t cheap, which is why I see loupes as an investment. Not only an investment against the risk of musculoskeletal injuries, your comfort and the longevity of your career, but an investment for the patients who you treat.

    There are a few things to know and consider when choosing the loupes best for you. Loupes are of no help to you if they aren’t adjusted to your individual measurements. They can actually do more harm than good, if the adjustments aren’t correct. The point of loupes is not only to see better to provide excellent patient care while preventing eye strain, but to keep your head as close as possible to neutral (20 degrees or less).

    Continue to the next page to see the important considerations when deciding on loupes.

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    Kara Vavrosky, RDH
    Kara Vavrosky, RDH is an Editorial Director at Modern Hygienist, a part of the Modern Dental Network. She is best known for running the ...

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