Dental loupes are a pair of magnification lenses that a dentist wears on his/her head while operating on a patient.
Dental loupes might have an attached headlamp to illuminate that area of a patient’s mouth which is being operated upon.
A good pair of loupes brings in the following benefits:
- Dentist’s health
- Ergonomics: Relieves back & neck pain
- Protection from aerosol droplets and flying debris
- Enhances dentist’s performance
- Magnification means better visual information
- LED headlamps allow for controlled illumination
- The simplest optical microscope is the magnifying glass.
- Dental loupes are a kind of telescope.
- The telescope has two lenses - The ocular, or eyepiece lens that the dentist looks into the objective lens, or the lens closest to the object.
- For 2.5x and 3.0x Galilean system is used: Objective is convex, Eyepiece is concave