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Do loupes worsen eyesight?

Hi, I was interested in purchasing loupes and wanted to know what everyone thinks of them. I have some friends who feel that it’s a must, while others are just fine without them. Does anyone feel that it has worsened his/her eyesight? Would love to hear everyone’s opinion on this matter.



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Loupes are a must as far as protecting you from musculoskeletal injury. It is a myth that loupes weaken eyesight over time. I have spoken with a few ophthalmologists in the past stating this and here is an article that states it as well: file:///C:/Users/Ben%20B/Downloads/Magnification%20in%20Dentistry.pdf
Eyesight naturally weakens as a person ages, loupes actually lessen eyestrain.

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I worked my entire two years in school & 6 months in private practice without loupes. I finally got a pair & I LOVE them. I have a friend who swears they give her migraines & but she did get a very high magnification. I’ve always heard to get the lower or lowest magnification & eventually you will have to increase. My loupes are Surgitel & I really like them! Check out the deals at conventions, way cheaper!

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