How do I use the fitting frame?
What is the correct sitting position?
There are a number of factors to the correct sitting posture. Think about;
- The right chair
- The right height
- Working distance
The KEM has summarized everything in 6 documents.
The six documents about the correct sitting posture can be found here.
How do I measure my working distance?
Sit "good". To do this, follow the six documents written by the KEM.
Then measure the distance from your eyes to the patient's mouth (lips).
This will be the first focus point of the loupe. Measure the distances several times.
Measure the distance without magnifying glasses. If necessary, compare with your current situation.
Do my loupes make my eyes lazy?
No, this is not true. If you use your loupes for days, months or even years. Of course you feel like you need to put in more effort to do your job. Against wearing magnifying glasses. This does not mean that your body or eyes have become lazy. They are just used to putting in more effort. What is good!
What eye data do we need from the optician?
Which magnification is right for me?
Finding the right magnification starts with the right attitude. Stand in front of your chair or table (wherever your primary use spot is). Measure the distance between your eyes and your hands in your ideal position. Now measure the same distance when you are actually working. Each profession calls for a different magnification. Dentists and dental hygienists often use 3x or 4x magnification.
Why do people use loupe glasses?
Dentists, Hygienists and Surgeons work a short distance from their patients. This is not because they want to. It's mostly because there's no other way to see properly. Loupes prevent you from leaning in and straining your lower back and neck
- MinMagnifier(x) = DistanceBestPosture / ActualWorkDistance -
What's more important? A good chair? Or magnifying glasses?
A good chair compliments the loupes. You cannot maintain the correct posture without a good chair. A chair that's too flat and you can't tilt your hips. That is important to be able to sit upright. Sit too steep and you will slide down.
Does everyone get neck pain without loupes?
Not everyone. It had a lot to do with one's leisure activities. Even though we used our body all day long. The best you can do. Loosens the muscles after work. And maybe even before and during work. Doing the actual work isn't the biggest problem. Not relaxing the muscles after a long day of work leads to major neck and back problems.
Why are loupes so expensive?
If we think of our magnifying glasses as just glasses. We can imagine that they would like to stop investing. We like to think of the magnifiers as an instrument. An instrument that offers you better vision, better posture, high-quality titanium materials and the AR-coated optics. All tailor-made to the wishes and needs of each customer. The work will feel easier and the working time will be pain free.
Is higher magnification always better?
No. Higher magnification is not always the better solution. Better yet, a higher mag. limits the "Vision of Field" and the "Depth of Field". Therefore with a higher mag. your muscles have to tighten much more to keep your image still and sharp.
Do you already have loupe glasses and do you want a larger image?
Then we recommend a higher magnification. We recommend that you keep the working distance as much as possible. Sitting closer tells us that you may need some power or that you need a stronger magnification.
I have a magnifying glass, but my neck, back and/or shoulders still hurt. What to do now?
The standard magnifying glasses did little or no help in improving posture. Because of the enlargement you could keep your distance. But the Galileo and Prism binoculars are mostly functional because of their magnification, but change little in terms of viewing angle. The ergo, on the other hand, has a big change in viewing angle. In fact, the ergo is the only magnifying glass that really improves your posture. It is visible, but also tangible. Lighter magnifying glasses with a lower magnification can also lead to an improvement of the complaints.
Where do loupe glasses come from?
There are many different viewing systems. The most common viewer is the Dutch one. This viewer was "discovered" by the Italian Galileo Galilei. This name is also used in the Admetec Galileo line. The second viewing solution we use is the Kepler viewer, discovered by the German Johannes Kepler. Both inventors lived around 1600. They have never met, but at the same time came up with a similar solution for their stargazers.
What is the difference between Galileo and Kepler binoculars?
The Galileo viewer works with a + and a - lens that directs the light in the right way. By directing the light, a magnified image is created on your eye. The Kepler system works by slowing down light. By slowing down the light in the viewer. The image is enlarged. This way there is no edge distortion in the image. But it always needs a relief. This is less necessary with the Galileo systems. But still highly recommended.
What is the difference between an ERGO and the other models?
Until a few years ago, we could only make the telescopes look straight ahead. Through innovation of new
materials and new production methods, we are now able to direct the light from the Kepler binoculars. Moving it
image in space is called Prism. 1 prism means: 1 cm per meter image displacement. The ergo has a 45 degree prism effect. This is in contrast to the Galileo and Prism binoculars, both of which do not have a prism.
Why do magnifying glasses (almost) always look down?
This is not always the case. But many loupes are worn in front of a chair or operating table. And they are often lower than your normal viewing direction. The intersection of the viewers is around your working distance.
Why do you have to get used to glasses and magnifying glasses?
Any change in our image is noticeable. This can happen with even the slightest change in strength. Magnifying glasses enlarge your image at least 2x. This means that the brain gets used to measuring the new image. Suddenly everything seems to be 2x closer.
But your hands still steer to the original spot. This creates a mismatch in motor skills.