Townie® Poll

Magnification

Poll conducted from 12/26/2008 To 1/26/2009

Do you currently use loupes?
514 total votes
51%
a. Yes
49%
b. No
How long have you been wearing loupes?
257 total votes
7%
a. Less than one month
8%
b. One to six months
6%
c. Seven to 11 months
59%
d. One to four years
20%
e. More than five years
How would you describe your loupe usage?
311 total votes
64%
a. All the time
13%
b. Some of the time
3%
c. Some of the time
20%
d. I do not use loupes
What is your biggest obstacle to using loupes?
98 total votes
5%
a. They are ordered and I'm waiting for them
20%
b. I can't decide which ones to get
18%
c. I'm thinking about
46%
d. I can't afford them
10%
e. I don't see any need for magnification
When were you first introduced to loupes?
312 total votes
31%
a. As a student
9%
b. In a journal article
24%
c. From the dentist employer
13%
d. From another hygienist
1%
e. From another health professional (chiropractor, etc.)
16%
f. Dental meeting exhibit
6%
g. Other
What do you consider the greatest benefit from using loupes?
300 total votes
42%
a. Magnification
28%
b. Correct posture
28%
c. Quality of work
2%
d. Other
Who do you think should pay for loupes?
312 total votes
53%
a. Person wearing them
16%
b. Dentist employer
28%
c. Shared expense between user and employer
3%
d. Employer pays upfront; user pays back over time
Which do you think are better?
282 total votes
71%
a. Through-the-lens (TTL)
29%
b. Flip-up
If you currently wear loupes, how long was the adjustment period?
253 total votes
21%
a. One hour
11%
b. One day
32%
c. A few days
10%
d. One week
14%
e. Two weeks
8%
f. One month
5%
g. I never got comfortable with them
Would you purchase the same brand again?
243 total votes
80%
a. Yes, love them
1%
b. Yes, but would switch from TTL to Flip-up
6%
c. Yes, but would switch from Flip-up to TTL
14%
d. No, I've researched other brands and I'd prefer a different brand
Do you use a headlamp with your loupes?
255 total votes
18%
a. Yes
82%
b. No

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