Townie® Poll

Magnification

Poll conducted from 11/12/2010 To 12/10/2010

Do you currently use loupes?
465 total votes
61%
a. Yes
39%
b. No
Do you use a headlamp?
434 total votes
25%
a. Yes
75%
b. No
If you do not currently wear loupes, why?
159 total votes
1%
a. They're ordered and I'm waiting for them.
6%
b. I can't decide which ones to get.
25%
c. I'm thinking about it.
39%
d. I can't afford them.
13%
e. I don't see any need for magnification.
16%
f. Other
How long have you been wearing loupes?
282 total votes
3%
a. Less than one month
5%
b. One to six months
6%
c. Seven to 12 months
47%
d. More than one year
39%
e. More than five years
How would you describe your loupe usage?
284 total votes
85%
a. All the time
13%
b. Some of the time
3%
c. Only with perio
When were you first introduced to loupes?
342 total votes
30%
a. As a student
9%
b. In a journal article
23%
c. From the dentist/employer
14%
d. From another hygienist
1%
e. From another health professional (chiropractor, etc.)
23%
f. Dental meeting exhibit
What do you consider the greatest benefit from using loupes?
334 total votes
45%
a. Magnification
28%
b. Correct posture
28%
c. Quality of work
Who do you think should pay for loupes?
377 total votes
53%
a. Person wearing them
16%
b. Dentist/employer
27%
c. Shared expense between user and employer
4%
d. Employer pays upfront, user pays back over time
Which type of loupes do you think are better?
328 total votes
70%
a. Through-the-lens
30%
b. Flip-up
If you currently wear loupes, how long was the adjustment period?
284 total votes
20%
a. One hour
20%
b. One day
29%
c. Couple of days
14%
d. One week
9%
e. Two weeks
6%
f. One month
2%
g. Never really got comfortable with them
Would you purchase the same brand again?
280 total votes
81%
a. Yes, love them.
3%
b. Yes, but would switch from Through-the-lens to Flip-up.
4%
c. Yes, but would switch from Flip-up to Through-the-lens.
11%
d. No, I've researched other brands that I prefer now.

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