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The dentist I work for is looking into getting some new loupes (he has 2.5X and wants to go up to either 3.5X or 4.5X). Designs for Vision seems to be a pretty popular brand on dentaltown, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with them. If so, what magnification do you have, how much were they, and how satisfied are you?
 

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HermeytheElf said:
The dentist I work for is looking into getting some new loupes (he has 2.5X and wants to go up to either 3.5X or 4.5X). Designs for Vision seems to be a pretty popular brand on dentaltown, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with them. If so, what magnification do you have, how much were they, and how satisfied are you?

I have Designs for Vision 2.5X and 4.5X wide field loupes. I hardly use the 2.5X anymore. The 4.5X are awesome. The 4.5X take some getting used to, and I didn't use them for about a month after I got them because I was so used to the 2.5X, but after finally just forcing myself to use the 4.5X for a few weeks I almost can't stand NOT to use them now. I don't know how I ever practiced without them. I think I paid around $1600.
 

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how are your eyes now?? isn't it true that the higher the mag the worse your eyes get over time?
 
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rocknightmare said:
how are your eyes now?? isn't it true that the higher the mag the worse your eyes get over time?
Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe I'm neurotic. But I swear my eyes have gotten significantly worse in the 2.5 years I've been using my 2.5X loupes.
 

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rocknightmare said:
how are your eyes now?? isn't it true that the higher the mag the worse your eyes get over time?

Still have 20/15 vision.

I think that is an urban legend. It only seems that your vision gets worse because if you try to go back to NOT using loupes, everything looks so damn small........
 

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just got my new 2.5x's and don't know how I worked without them :) my back doesnt hurt anymore and its a lot easier to prep when my head isnt getting in the way of the light, from leaning forward so far to see :thumbup:
 

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HermeytheElf said:
The dentist I work for is looking into getting some new loupes (he has 2.5X and wants to go up to either 3.5X or 4.5X). Designs for Vision seems to be a pretty popular brand on dentaltown, but I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with them. If so, what magnification do you have, how much were they, and how satisfied are you?

I have been using the 2.5x for about a month, I think that I am going to upgrade to the 3.5x soon though. I love the 2.5x, but I think that I can benefit more from a bit higher mag, even though I will be losing a bit of the field of view. I love the DFV loupes also, I feel like Rivers Cuomo from Weezer. Some may think they are not exactly the coolest looking (many people love the Oakley loupes), but I know that these will last me 10-15 years, not sure the same can be said for other brands.
 

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I have 4.0X EF loupes from designs for vision, and I love them. Every now and then, I won't use them to cut a prep...just to see if I can still do a good job. Thank goodness for magnification...the only con is that you lose a sense of what a .5 mm looks like without the loupes.
 
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