Up to 92.3% of clinicians report having work pain.
Wearing loupes or special glasses offer many benefits for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. A loupe is a small magnification device used to see small details more closely, much like a magnification glass. They can be a monocular or binocular type lens, usually set in an eyepiece or headframe. There are additional options for a mounted light that gives optimal illumination while working. Loupes and headlights are rapidly becoming the standard of care among dental hygienists and assistants. Exceptional visibility is necessary for everything from routine cleanings to scaling and root planning procedures. Loupes provide better vision through magnification and maximize the field of view. With better patient positioning and ergonomics, loupes can help alleviate neck and back pain. Reduced eye strain and fatigue leads to improved work performance and in turn, improved patient care.
There are many companies that make loupes for medical and dental professionals, at all different price points. Loupes are an investment in yourself and how you practice dentistry. Loupes empower any clinician to have the proper tools to promote a long and healthy career.