I ordered my dental telescopes/loupes! First professional dentist purchase. I’ll be getting them just in time for General Restorative Dentistry coming up.
I decided to go with Designs For Vision for my dental telescope/loupes. (I learned that these mean the same thing.) I tried on the different options in Dental Simulations and decided on Designs For Vision in the end. Here’s why…
1. Image clarity
The images through these Designs for Vision loupes are crisp and clear. Since I also got the Student Combo pack with LED DayLite UltraMini, the combined view with this bright light was like having magic eyes.
Designs for Vision considers magnification the most important feature of dental telescopes & accurately magnifies the image size 2.5 times with a 2.5X product. In fact, there is a huge difference even among 2.5x magnification images across different companies.
2. Adjustable working distance throughout dental school
As part of my fitting process (which I’ll write about soon), we measured my working distance. Kevin- our company representative- had brought in a mannequin for this. He asked me to pull up a chair and sit up as if I were working. Well, I’ve only worked on mannequins in DentSim, not real patients... I pulled up close and asked him, “Does this look right?” #amateurdentist.
The good thing is that Designs For Vision will adjust your working distance free of charge throughout dental school. This is good news for dental students like me as we’re still learning to be ergonomic dentists.
3. Customer service
Kevin, who is the company representative for University of Pennsylvania, has been so knowledgeable and patient throughout my loupe decision & selection process! In addition to dropping by Penn every week, he’s always accessible by email (or phone if you were clueless like me). In an attempt to educate myself on different loupes and magnifications and every overwhelming information out there, Kevin and I had many email marathons…. in which he answered my questions and followed up promptly every single time.
I told you I have a flat Asian profile which makes trying on glasses in America a little bit tedious… I must admit I tried on the frames a gazmillion frames before choosing the new SkyView frames. I didn’t know what to look for in a well-fitting frame, and Kevin guided me through this selection process as well.
And because these loupes are a lifetime purchase, I feel pretty good knowing I have a great representative to back me up.
Now I’m just waiting for my loupes to arrive. My loupes are probably being made in New York this moment… they will be soon on their way and I couldn’t be more excited!
This post is sponsored by Designs for Vision. You can find out more about Designs for Vision here or find your area representative here. You can also contact our Philadelphia area’s rep Kevin Mayock at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!