An optical device mounting adapter, and system and method for mounting an optical device to a head-worn article are provided. The optical device mounting adapter includes a helmet mount connector. A first arm having a first end is affixed to the helmet mount connector, wherein a second end of the first arm extends away from the helmet mount connector. A second arm is movably attached at a first point to the second end of the first arm, wherein the second arm has an elongated slot formed therein. A mobile support is connected to the second arm, the mobile support having a pin at least partially positioned within the elongated slot, wherein the mobile support is movable along a length of the elongated slot. An optical device connector is affixed to the mobile support.