About Optilabs

With 50 years optical experience, Optilabs are the prescription sports eyewear specialists, precision-making all lenses in their own in-house UK laboratory. Optilabs offer a full range of prescription glasses including bifocal and varifocal options for those that need help with distance and close up vision.

All Optilabs lenses are tailor-made to your own prescription. Highly specialised software and machinery in their laboratory analyses each individual prescription in relation to the curvature of the chosen frames, eliminating lens distortion. It is one of the additional processes that guarantees the best possible vision, giving you that all-important competitive edge.

Choosing the right sports sunglasses is an important decision and Optilabs have a wide range of direct-glazed and prescription insert styles to choose from.

Direct-glazed Prescription Lens glasses (PL): Direct-glazed is the technical name for a ‘normal’ pair of sunglasses, where the prescription lenses are fitted directly into the frame. They often come in an ergonomic wraparound design, which allows for a slightly wider field of vision. Direct-glazed lenses are not interchangeable, so choosing the right lens is important. Optilabs offer help and advice in picking the right lens for your sport via the ‘Lens Options’ tab below the main image on the product page.
Prescription Insert styles (PI): These glasses come as part of a sports pack which includes a range of interchangeable coloured polycarbonate shields (suitable for different light conditions) that attach to the frame. An optical insert, made to your individual prescription, clips to the nose bridge behind the coloured shields.

Customers who live close to the Optilabs showroom benefit from a full range of opticians services. Not only can you get your eyes tested  you are also able to try on all the frame styles. It is also possible to make glasses while you wait if you have a really urgent order. Free parking is available.
For online customers, advice on frame specifications and the lenses that best suit your sport is available via the each individual product page or by calling 0208 686 5708. Optilabs also offer a ‘sample service’ to try up to 3 frame styles in the comfort of your own home. This service is open to UK customers only. For more information and to order your frame styles click here.