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Discussion: glasses

in: anniemac; anniemac > 2024-02-25

Feb 25, 2024 7:39 PM # 
Glad they worked out for you!
Feb 25, 2024 11:03 PM # 
Wish I could get standard magnification safety glasses to work for me. I have weird eyes.
Feb 26, 2024 3:33 AM # 
Janet - my one eye is slightly different from the other - I do use prescription reading glasses… what do you use for map reading while orienteering?
Feb 26, 2024 11:38 PM # 
Ann, I use an old pair of reading glasses with astigmatism correction, and a magnifying lens on my compass for the magnification. It's not a perfect system, especially on humid or very wet days.
Feb 27, 2024 3:37 AM # 
Ah. Good call with the magnifying glass on the compass. Did it come with one or did you attach it yourself?
Feb 27, 2024 6:40 PM # 
I think hughmac3 may have one (or more!) for you to play with, anniemac!
Feb 27, 2024 9:13 PM # 
I’ll ask him!
Feb 27, 2024 10:09 PM # 
Just scored a magnifier, one of those wrist cluesheet holders, a buff, AND….GLITTENS! I had lost mine and they were discontinued…so happy! (Thanks bro!)
Feb 27, 2024 11:20 PM # 
W00t!! hughmac3 for the win!
Feb 28, 2024 1:53 AM # 
Yay! (What are glittens? Glittery mittens?)

I had bought my magnifier which attaches to a thumb compass from Scarborough Orienteering supplier when they were still in business, but I don't think they are anymore. It came with instructions to mount it in the hole on my thumb compass.

If I need to replace it I'd probably order from All4o, based in Europe but free shipping if you order over a certain amount.
Feb 28, 2024 3:57 AM # 
GLITTENS are amazing. The are fingerless gloves that you can make into mittens by pulling a little flap over your fingers and one over your thumb. Gloves plus mittens. When the flaps are not used, they Tuck away easily. Dad’s are extra larges, but I don’t care! Very handy for fluctuating temperatures. Thanks for the recommendations on the Magnifier, Janet!

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