Townie® Poll

Do you currently use loupes?

Poll conducted from 11/21/2004 To 12/15/2004

Do you currently use loupes?
332 total votes
31%
Yes
69%
No
How would you describe your loupe usage?
225 total votes
29%
Yes, all the time
7%
Yes, some of the time
1%
Yes, only with perio
1%
Not yet – they’re ordered and I’m waiting for them
8%
Not yet – can’t decide which ones to get
32%
No, but I’m thinking about it
19%
No, can’t afford it
3%
No, I don’t see any need for magnification
When were you first introduced to loupes?
218 total votes
20%
As a student
7%
In a journal article
36%
From the dentist employer
18%
From another hygienist
1%
From another health professional (chiropractor, etc.)
17%
Dental meeting exhibit
What do you consider the greatest benefit from using loupes?
208 total votes
31%
Magnification
39%
Correct posture
30%
Quality of work
Who do you think should pay for loupes?
216 total votes
42%
Person wearing them
29%
Dentist employer
25%
Shared expense between user and employer
4%
Employer pays upfront, user pays back over time
Which do you think are better?
186 total votes
59%
Through-the-lens
41%
Flip-up
What are your greatest concerns about loupes?
216 total votes
24%
Getting used to wearing them
3%
Infection control
26%
Cost
6%
Seeing what I’ve missed
0%
Appointments taking longer
8%
Combining current prescription with magnification
15%
Deterioration in my vision from using magnification
18%
The weight of wearing them
If you currently wear loupes, how long was the adjust period?
95 total votes
6%
1 day
14%
1 hour
26%
Couple of days
21%
1 week
16%
2 weeks
7%
1 month
9%
Never really got comfortable with them
Are you concerned with infection control?
210 total votes
56%
Yes
44%
No
Would you purchase the same brand again?
90 total votes
72%
Yes, love them
1%
Yes, but would switch from TTL to FU
3%
Yes, but would switch from FU to TTL
23%
No, I’ve researched other brands I prefer now

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