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loupe

 [lo̳p]
a magnifying lens.

loupe

(lūp),
A magnifying lens.
[Fr.]

loupe

(lldbomacp) [Fr.] a magnifying lens.

loupe

[lo̅o̅p]
Etymology: Fr, magnifying glass
a magnifying lens mounted in a frame worn on the head, as used to examine the eyes.

loupe

(lūp)
A magnifying lens.
[Fr.]

loupe

A small monocular or binocular magnifying lens, usually set in an eyepiece or head frame, used for examination or operation when fine detail is involved. Operating loupes have now largely been replaced by operating microscopes.

magnifier

An optical device, commonly used for close viewing, which produces an apparent magnification. It can be monocular or binocular, held in the hand (hand magnifier) or mounted in front of the eye (stand magnifier). It rarely exceeds a magnification of ✕10 and does not produce an inversion of the image (Fig. M5). Syn. loupe. See distance of distinct vision; magnifying lens; apparent magnification; low vision.
Fig. M5 A hand magnifierenlarge picture
Fig. M5 A hand magnifier

loupe

(lūp)
A magnifying lens.
[Fr.]

loupe

a magnifying lens.

head loupe
a magnifying lens mounted on a headband, freeing both hands of the clinician. Used principally in ophthalmology.
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Change in posture: A case study of a dental hygienist's use of magnification loupes.
Since its founding in 1999, PeriOptix has introduced a number of innovations in the dental and surgical loupe market, including the first portable LED light source.
The new prismatic loupes will be mounted on the Hogies[TM] modular and stylish sports frame system.
Since neck pain is significantly associated with working with a forward head posture of 20 degrees or more, I consider it mandatory that dental hygienists wear well-designed ergonomic loupes for a long and healthy career.
The number one complaint we hear constantly from hygienists and dentists is that loupes are too heavy," states Keith Tholin, president and founder of PeriOptix.
Fast forward to 2010, and I cannot imagine working without my loupes and headlight.
Since its founding in 1999, PeriOptix has introduced a number of innovations in the dental and surgical loupe market that include a unique the Hogies[TM] modular frame system, the first portable LED light source, and a proprietary locking mechanism designed to simplify the adjustment of flip-up style loupes.
Disinfecting and maintaining crystal clean performance is now easy with the watertight optics, also typically only found on more expensive loupes.
The company will be showcasing its new Micro TTLs (through-the-lens) design - the lightest and smallest dental loupes on the market.
It can be worn on a headband or attached to all types of surgical loupes.
Tenders are invited for Supply and Installation of Surgical Magnifying Loupes at SKIMS Soura Srinagar