Choosing the Right Loupe
Choosing the perfect loupe for you has never been easier. Just follow these 3 easy steps for a perfect match.
Step 1: Choose your magnification.
If you haven't owned loupes before, start with the lowest power you need. Most start with a 2.5x. Remember, as the magnification increases, the field of view, focal range and light transmission decreases.
The 250 Series is the ideal general purpose optic. The 250 will provide a magnified view of approximately 2.5 times the object size and a field of view encompassing the entire mouth. Most first time loupe users start with the 250 Series.
The 300 Series is an ideal optic for those who have worked with a 2x or 2.5x and are wanting to step up in power. The 300 provides a view of the entire quadrant and has an excellent depth of focus.
The 350 Series is the highest magnification available in a compound lens design. The 350 is an excellent choice for dentists and surgeons requiring high magnification in a lightweight loupe.
Step 2: Choose your working distance.
All loupes are preset to focus at certain distance and objects will remain in focus within a range of about 4 or 5 inches around that point. PeriOptix loupes come in 4 working distances: Short (11-14") Regular (13-17") Long (15-20") and Extra Long (17-20").
To determine you focal distance use a tape measure to measure from the bridge of your nose to the anterior portion of the patient’s mouth (or surgical site).
Step 3: Choose your frame style.
PeriOptix offers a wide variety of frame styles and colors to suit your budget from our top of the line Hogies to the newest Adidas sport frames. All are lightweight comfortable and come with a 30 day trial period and unmatched warranty. Prescription lenses can be added to the Hogies,Mirage, Adivista and Ultralight Titanium frames.