Croydon’s one-stop eyewear shop


We are often asked if we do everyday glasses. The answer is YES… plus much more besides. In fact, the Optilabs showroom and optical laboratory at Fiveways in Croydon is a one-stop-shop for all your eyewear needs.

Please don’t be confused by this website primarily servicing our prescription sports customers. Whilst we do have a small online selection of everyday glasses, the Optilabs showroom itself is designed to meet the needs of local customers and is packed full of glasses and sunglasses for you to try on. As well as having an excellent range of frames – at prices to suit every pocket – we also offer a full in-house ophthalmic service, including eye tests*. If you are looking for a friendly, well stocked, independent optician, we’d love to see you!

The icing on the cake is our on-site lens laboratory, viewable through the showroom windows. This enables our team of technicians to create top quality prescription lenses on the premises. They can also analyse any prescription lens or frame problems you may be experiencing – often making repairs while you wait.

With experienced staff always on hand to answer all your queries, visiting Optilabs is a breath of fresh air for any prescription wearer more used to visiting a high street optician.

  • We sell everyday glasses, fashion sunglasses and dedicated sports frames
  • Designer frames at discount prices
  • Full ophthalmic service including eye tests by appointment
  • Friendly and knowledgable staff
  • Fast turnaround
  • Repairs and fitting adjustments
  • While-you-wait service on most glasses
  • Free parking.

All Optilabs glasses have precision-made lenses from our own in-house optical laboratory. This gives us complete control of production quality and fast turnaround times. We offer a full range of prescription lenses for all of our glasses – including bifocal and varifocal options.

If you have any questions or want to book an eye test appointment, please call us on 020 8686 5708 or alternatively send us an email via the form on our contact page.