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Dental magnification loupes are designed to allow dentists and hygienists to maintain an ergonomic posture while working. However, it is only when you choose the right dental loupes that you can work with ergonomic posture and enjoy the many benefits that this precision optical instrument offers. Among the major benefits of using dental magnification loupes when performing any dental procedures on a daily basis is immediate posture improvement and reduced neck strain, backache, and eye strain.
The eyes are the key instruments that the dentists use when practicing dentistry. The eyes are responsible for delivering essential information to the brain. In order to avoid sending wrong information to the brain, which can lead to misdiagnosis or low-quality dental performance, your eyes should be able to properly see each and every detail of the area you are working on. With the right magnification, you can be able to properly and clearly see every part of your work area especially those that are normally invisible when viewed with just the bare eyes.
Most of the modern dental operating techniques require high level of precision. Given the size of the teeth and the distance between the eyes and the oral cavity, it would be really challenging to work with high level of precision. In order to at least have a better access to the oral cavity, you need to work in a crouched position or to bend closer to your patient's mouth and hold such unnatural and uncomfortable posture for extended periods of time or for as long as needed. This, in effect, can lead to chronic neck strain, eyes fatigue, shoulder pain, and backache.
Dental optical loupe enlarges everything that you see within your field of view when looking through the lenses at a specified working distance. This does not only allow you to see your work area more clearly, but it also makes the spot you are working on larger than its normal size. And since you can see very clearly within your working distance, you can be able to work and to operate with a high level of precision in a comfortable and upright position without having to crouch forward.
As a dentist, one other issue that you need to deal with when practicing dentistry is the difficult operating angle. If you are working without the aid of a dental magnifying loupe, it would be really challenging to attain a comfortable working position while coping up with this angulation. To minimize neck fatigue, you have to position the loupes in the oculars at the ideal angle.
When picking a new dental loupe, you need to also take note of the ergonomic considerations to make sure that it can provide you with the best comfortable position when working. Included in these ergonomic considerations or factors are knee angulation, optimal patient positioning, eye tilt, neck tilt, pelvic tilt, and elbow angulation.
The right magnification power and the working distance are the keys to achieving ergonomic posture. You may seek advice from a magnification specialist or a dental loupe specialist who is fully trained in ergonomics in order for you to get your precise working distance and magnification level.