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Flip Up Galilean Loupes
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Getting Started

1. Remove lens caps
Remove the lens caps from the front of the optics. Please note that we place the lens caps to protect the lenses whilst we manufacture your loupes – they are not designed to be used on a daily basis.
2. Adjust headstrap
Slide the headstrap onto the ends of the frame, ensuring it is secure prior to use.
3. Put on your loupes
​Sit in your usual working position, and focus on an object at your working length
4. Adjust frame (if required)
For the majority of clinicians, no further adjustment is required.
Although your new loupes have been fully tested by our factory technicians, sometimes they may need to be customised to your facial anatomy. The aim is to position the optics as close to your eyes as possible. This is achieved by altering the position of the nosepad. If the frame needs to be lowered on your face, gently spread the nosepad apart. If the frame needs to be raised, squeeze the nosepad together (left picture).
The temple arms can also be moulded to fit the shape of your ears (right picture), although this is often not required
Cleaning Instructions
Your loupes are manufactured from the highest quality components and will provide you with a long, useful lifespan with proper care. These are precision optical instruments that must be adequately cleaned and protected from rough use and improper storage.
  • Only use a lens cleaner on the optics with a microfibre cloth
  • All other components can be cleaned with a disinfectant wipe
  • Do not immerse any components into liquid
  • Do not use an autoclave, chemiclave, glutaraldehyde, iodophor or any other sterilisation method
  • Do not place the lenses against any sharp objects, and always use the case provided to protect them
Using Your Loupes
Depending on your magnification, you may experience some disorientation. This is normal. Some professionals begin to use loupes full-time, whereas others require a breaking-in period.
If you experience difficulty, gradually increase the length of daily use. Generally, a break-in period lasts no more than 2-3 weeks.
Prescription Service
Should your eyesight change, you can contact us to arrange to add prescription to your loupes. The prescription inserts into the inside of the loupes, therefore making it removable and readily changeable.
All our lenses are precision manufactured in the UK and have a 1-2 weeks turnaround time.
Using Your Light
If you also have a light, please return to the User Guide Homepage:


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