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  • Teal Smallwood
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Placing Prescriptions in Surgical and Dental Loupes

Loupes are designed to ensure that medical and dental practitioners see what is in front of them in high resolution and perfect clarity. For doctors who require vision correction, it is important that their prescription is placed correctly for them to be able to get the most out of their loupes.

Unfortunately, prescription placement in loupes can be confusing. Because prescriptions vary from person to person, we cannot recommend a universal solution; however, once you know the facts it will be easy to choose the best solution for you.

Through-The-Lens:

Prescriptions can be placed in both the optical barrels and in the carrier lens. The picture below depicts prescription placement in a TTL loupe.

Prescriptions can be placed in both the optical barrels and in the carrier lens. The picture below depicts prescription placement in a TTL loupe.

  1. The optical barrel. When a user looks through his or her optical barrels, they should see the image directly in front of them in perfect focus. If you have a reading/close up prescription, you should place it here to ensure what you are seeing in front of you is clear.
  2. The carrier lens. When a medical or dental practitioner is wearing loupes and they are looking through the carrier lens, they are trying to see objects at a distance, such as the clock or computer screen. If you have a distance prescription, you should place it here.

Flip-Up:

Prescriptions can only be placed in the carrier lens in a flip-up loupe. The picture below depicts prescription placement in a flip-up loupe.

 

  1. The carrier lens. In flip-up loupes, prescriptions can only be placed in the carrier lens. If you have a reading prescription, it is essential that you place your prescription in the carrier lens of your flip-up loupes; this will allow you to see what is in front of you when you are looking through the barrels of your loupes.

It is important to note that each pair of L.A. Lens frames has different prescription limitations. You can find the limitations listed on the product page of each frame. 

If you require further help with prescription placement in your loupes, send us an email at info@la-lens.com.

The L.A Lens Team 

  • Teal Smallwood
  • Dental LoupesDentistryInstructionPrescriptionsStudentsSurgicalSurgical Loupes

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