Lyric Optical, dba Super Optical, was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1923. Beginning as a wholesale manufacturer of prescription lenses and frames for optometrists and opticians, they later adapted to the changing industry by providing optical equipment and supplies. Developments in lens surfacing led to many optometrists and opticians losing their patients due to their inability to compete with new companies offering 'one hour' service for eyewear. As a result, Super Optical introduced the revolutionary FastGrind modified surfacing system, which allows the independent optometrist or optician to produce prescription lenses in-office without the large investment in equipment, space, and skilled labor that is required with traditional surfacing methods. Super Optical is one of the most well established names in the optical industry.