Hello there. I'm new to this studentdoctor thing, so here goes. I've recently been accepted to dental school and I received a letter stating that we are required to purchase dental loupes (magnification lenses). However we are only allotted enough money through financial aid to get Surgitel loupes. We are, however allowed to spend a few extra bucks and get better ones. Is there anyone out there that could shed some light on the subject for me whether or not it is a good idea to invest in better lenses? Do students actually use them?