What are dental loupes?
Loupes consist of a pair of magnifying optics attached to some type of glasses frame. Some loupes are flip-up, with the optics suspended on a mechanism in front of each lens of the glasses. The second type of loupes are known as TTL (through the lens), pictured, with the optics inset within the glasses themselves.
Loupes aid dentists, surgeons, hygienists, and therapists to not only achieve accurate diagnoses but also to enhance surgical precision when completing treatment. They do this by providing a magnified view of the operating field.
How do dental loupes work?
Loupes all rely upon one major physical principle: the refraction of light through a series of lenses.
Light Refraction and the Lens