Eyeglasses and Magnifiers

For help choosing the right glasses or magnifier for you, take a look at our blog post - How to Choose: Glasses and Magnifiers

Neoprene Glasses Strap

Bright red or navy neoprene strap to hold your glasses comfortably on your head. No more losing your glasses when running through the forest!

Vapro Down-Cut Glasses

Vapro down-cut glasses are excellent for map reading on course, without having any lens in front of your eyes when looking out at the terrain. Comes in powers of 1.0, to 4.0 diopters, in 0.5 increments. Comes with a strap around the back of your head so you won't lose them, a polishing cloth, a bottle of anti-fog spray and a hard carrying case.

Vapro Half-Frame Glasses


Vapro Sports Bifocal Glasses

These are ONLY available in 3.5 diopter magnification. Included are both clear and grey UV filtered lenses (both with magnification) and a soft case.

Vavrys Sports Bifocal Glasses

Magnifier is low in the lens to offer easy switch between close map reading and distance terrain reading. Full lens provides eye protection.

Vavrys Sports Bifocal Glasses with Hole

Magnifier is low in the lens to offer easy switch between close map reading and distance terrain reading. A hole in the middle of the lens prevents fogging.

Ekens Lupp Magnifying Lens

This new magnifying lens for your compass fits on all brands of thumb compass. It comes in a left hand or right hand model, and attaches to your compass using the thumb strap. Created and sold by Swedish orienteer Johan Ek-Larsson, this magnifying lens is extremely sturdy and durable. The lens itself is of high quality.

Str8 Magnifying Lens

The Str8 magnifying lens has a new design and structure. It still attaches to any Str8 compass using the thumb strap and has the same adjustable angle (plus or minus 20 degrees) that the Str8 thumb compass has. The tower has been improved for greater strength and the lens mounting now includes a hand tensioner to prevent a loose and swinging lens. The lens includes stickers which can be placed on the lens to match and supplement the compass' direction line.

O-Compass Magnifying Lens

This lens has been improved significantly from its earlier version. It attaches to any O-Compass (or MosCompass) with a thumb plate. It sits approximately 3.5 cm above the map, and can easily swivel into place when needed and out of the way when not needed. Improvements include a larger lens; a new nylon lock-nut to reduce loosening at the connection point of lens and post; and a bigger, wider attachment of lens to post, to reduce breakability at the connection point.