The right dental loupes should have you seeing and feeling great

January 28, 2020

You can’t treat what you can’t see, which is why proper lighting and magnification are must-haves for every clinician. That’s why loupes are so widely used in dentistry these days. Because loupes are required to be worn and used for long periods of time, comfort and ergonomics are equally as critical as their magnification performance.

You can’t treat what you can’t see, which is why proper lighting and magnification are must-haves for every clinician. That’s why loupes are so widely used in dentistry these days. Because loupes are required to be worn and used for long periods of time, comfort and ergonomics are equally as critical as their magnification performance.

This is likely why manufacturers today offer a wide array of styles, frames, and magnification powers. With so many options, dentists and hygienists should do their homework before investing in loupes.

Keep in mind loupes are of little help if they aren’t adjusted to your individual measurements. If they are not, they can actually do more harm than good. The point of loupes can enhance patient care by improving your visibility while also preventing eye strain, and when properly fit they should keep your head as close as possible to neutral (20 degrees or less).

With so many factors involved in such an important piece of equipment, it is important to choose loupes that offer you comfort, ergonomics, and of course, performance. Here is just a small sampling of the many dental loupes offerings available today.  

PeriOptix® Loupes and Headlights 

  • All optics are made with high-end, shatter-resistant glass to ensure optimum edge-to-edge clarity in a large viewing field

  • With a variety of magnifications and large selection of styles, DenMat ensures that most any need is met with an elegant and customizable solution

  • Through-the-lens loupes are custom manufactured for each individual user and have extremely precise optical quality and a large field of view, making them comfortable and easy to use

DenMat
800-433-6628  |  denmat.com

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Panoramic Loupes 

  • See the Visible Difference® with Designs for Vision’s new Panoramic Field Loupes

  • The revolutionary patented design doubles the viewable area over prismatic designed loupes

  • A risk-free 45-day in-office trial is available with both loupes and lights.

Designs for Vision, Inc. 
800-345-4009  |  designsforvision.com 

Expanded TTL Loupes 

  • Eclipse Loupes and Products offers high quality Expanded TTL loupes for dentists, surgeons and hygienists

  • TTL is an abbreviation for “through the lens,” which has the loupe attached right into the frame lens for an expanded field of view

  • All of the company’s TTL loupes are backed by an unmatched lifetime warranty, so clinicians can be assured they’re purchasing a quality product 

Eclipse Loupes and Products
877-585-4015  |  eclipseloupesandproducts.com

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Vizix Loupes

  • Enova’s line of Vizix Loupes in Living Color are the first to offer colored aircraft-grade aluminum oculars 

  • HQ-TriVex carrier lenses and all-glass optics provide superior clarity and allow for optimal light transmission. The all glass, high-definition lenses are housed in sleek aluminum casings, a lightweight, durable, and sanitary option compared to plastic

  • Built into your preferred Oakley frames, known for their lightweight and dependable durability, and available in 2.5x, 3.0x, and 3.5x magnification

Enova Illumination
651-236-8857  |  www.goenova.com 

Prism TTL Loupes

The 3.5x Prism TTL telescopes are designed to provide powerful magnification without sacrificing your field of view

Featuring optimal optical quality compared to traditional Galilean telescopes; they provide better contrast and greater clarity

Both lightweight and durable, they use a unique state of the art digital measuring system that measures your interpupillary distance; each pair is ergonomically designed and custom made for the perfect fit to help eliminate neck and back pain 

LumaDent, Inc.
775-829-4488  |  lumadent.com

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OmniOptic

  • Discover the first and only interchangeable magnification loupe that allows clinicians to select the optimal magnification power for each procedure 

  • Accommodating four magnification powers ranging from 2.5x to 5.5x, the OmniOptic is an ideal system for users looking to increase their magnification power over the course of their career

  • The unique design features a magnetic anchor built into the carrier lens of the frame; allowing clinicians to upgrade their magnification power without having to succumb to the process of ordering a new loupe

Orsacoptic
800-369-3698  |  orascoptic.com

Q-Optics Custom TTL Loupes

  • The entire line of Custom TTL Loupes is designed uniquely to perfectly fit the user’s facial features through a proprietary measurement system-the True-Fit™ Digital Measurement System builds upon traditional measuring systems to ensure optimal loupe placement

  • Working distances are customizable between 10 and 26 inches. Although several levels of magnification are available, the prism loupes are available in 3.5x, 4.0x, and 4.5x with an expanded FOV 

  • Constructed from advanced materials to produce a lightweight, ergonomic and comfortable design

Quality Aspirators/Q-Optics
800-858-2121  |  q-optics.com

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Seiler Loupes

  • Offer the highest grade glass designed for excellent clarity. The optics are sealed to prevent dust and moisture to penetrate for prolonged longevity

  • The double hinge flip-up design allows for superior optical alignment. With great depth of field, they comfortably extend the natural accommodation capability of the human eye, while the wide-field of view highly corrected optics allows the entire mouth to be viewed

  • Available in 2.5x, 3.0x, and 3.5x magnifications and short (13.4 inches), regular (16.5 inches), long (19.7 inches) working distance

Seiler Medical
800-489-2282  |  seilermicro.com

SurgiTel Loupes 

  • Spending years hunched over patients takes a toll on your neck and back area. Unless key ergonomic issues related to dentistry are addressed, pain will continue to develop. SurgiTel resolves dentistry-related pain and posture concerns 

  • SurgiTel’s ergonomically-fitted loupes address working pain by providing a personalized declination angle and fit, helping you keep your head up so you can work comfortably and safely throughout your career

  • Available in 2.5x to 8.0x magnification for both TTL and FLM styles

SurgiTel
800-959-0153  |  SurgiTel.com

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