Q: Who uses microscopes?
A: Microscopes are popular optical devices used to analyse tiny specimens in high resolution. We have put together a list of some of the most common uses of microscopes:
- Schools typically use less expensive compound microscopes for teaching students how to use a microscope for measuring certain samples.
- Medical professionals and pharmacologists often use high powered microscopes to analyse chemicals and powders for use in medicines and vaccinations.
- Laboratory professionals may use high powered electron microscopes for analysing tiny particles that cannot be seen with naked eye.
- Archaeologists and geologists require polarising light microscopes in order to detect image contrast and colour changes.
- Vets often use stereo microscopes in order to analyse animal tissues and cells for detecting and preventing disease.