I'm trying to work with my school concerning the way in which we purchase our loupes. I want some background on how other schools handle loupes for their students so i know what others are doing too. Could you tell me what school you go to and how your school gets loupes for you? At Pacific, included in our tuition is about $1000 for loupes. The sales rep for just one company, Designs for Visions, comes in one day and gives us a presentation on their loupes options. We get standard 2.5x magnification loupes with any of the frame types for the price of our tuition and are given 1 free trade in to change the frames or add a prescription if necessary to the lenses. If we want to upgrade to high magnifications or get a light attachment, it is an additional out of pocket cost. If we want to purchase loupes from another company, we are no refunded the portion of our tuition and we have to buy the loupes from that other company out of pocket. How does it work at your schools...please help.