Why use loupes and magnification?
1. To enhance visual acuity and treatment quality
Although you might not use glasses or contact lenses with prescription, perfect vision during dental or medical proceedings is paramount. Perfectly fitted and personalised loupes with magnifications tailored to your specifications, provide you with:
2. Magnification improves ergonomics and comfort
Magnifying loupes help improve your ergonomic work position significantly. Longer working distances are good for your body but place greater demands on your vision. Without magnification, many practitioners in dentistry, surgery and other focused professions will work in crouched, uncomfortable positions that lead to chronic pain in the lower back and neck. Magnifying ergonomic loupes solve this, while also achieving a safe distance between practitioner and patient as a personal protective measure. Loupes will help you achieve better posture and adding magnification to your work routine will allow you to perform professionally without compromising your own body, health, and work environment.
ExamVision carries a range of four different loupe systems to suit our range of magnifications: Essential and HD, which both carry Galilean lenses; Kepler Kompakt and Kepler Advanced which are both prismatic lens systems.
PLEASE NOTE: It is very important not to select a magnification for your loupes that is higher than you need as you will be compromising your ergonomics and comfort. Ideally, anyone using more advanced loupes has a set of Galilean as well as Kepler with different magnifications and switches between them throughout the day depending on the task at hand.
The examples below represent a linear magnification, based on a working distance of 45 cm.
Galilean lens systems are small and lightweight and produce a bright image. This system allows for optimal light transmission so it is possible to use without additional LED. However adding a light will give you the best results, adding precision and improving vision. You can read more about our light range here.
The magnifications in our Galilean range provide the user with a larger range of movement and depth of field than the higher magnifications of the Kepler system.
In general terms the Galilean lenses are ideal for entry-level, all-day wear and general procedures and diagnostics.
Kepler lenses allow for stronger magnification and an edge-to-edge sharp image thanks to the use of our lightweight prisms. ExamVision uses the best ultra-lightweight materials in our Kepler systems to make them some of the shortest and lightest Kepler loupes on the market. And the Fine-Focus feature on each ocular allows you to achieve the clearest and best binocular magnification with the best depth of field.
The high magnification and use of prisms affects the amount of light transmitted through the system - we therefore always advise our users to pair these loupes with an LED.
Our Kepler lenses are ideal for special procedures where near-microscopic magnification is needed.