Advance Optical Sales was founded in 1922 by Louis and Sam Gwirtzman. Advance Optical has grown from a small optical supply house to a full-service laboratory stocking variety of frames, optical tools and accessories. Advance Optical is an authorized Varilux laboratory, and is a member of the Optical Laboratories Association and the Global Optics buying group. Advance Optical uses a software program called Visions to automate orders and accepts order via phone, fax, e-mail and online. It is based in Rochester, N.Y.