Optilabs plan to up its game and compete in the sports sun glasses market with the new Max sunnies. On style alone it looks like it is living up to its promise already

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Optilabs Max glasses



  • Styling
  • reaction lenses


  • Wind protection is limited


Optilabs Max glasses


Price as reviewed:


Optilabs may not have been the frontrunner in eyewear for the style conscious cyclist, with the company failing to produce a looker (sic) in the past. Though with the new offering named Max, the South London based optician appears to have broken that trend.

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These incredibly lightweight thermoplastic glasses remain comfortable, to the point of being almost unnoticeable while riding.

The photochromic lenses react to different light conditions quickly and give good eye coverage without any peripheral obstruction. However, we did find the wind could be a problem causing some slight irritation.


With prescription options and prices starting at £89.95, increasing as you add vision inserts, Optilabs have made a great step forward.