Who We Are

About Us

Avant Garde optical was established in 2015 and is based in the Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire. It is run by Paul Cotter who has been working in the eyewear industry for over 20 years. Pauls son James has recently joined the company after leaving university, and has been running the office and taking phone calls from our customers. Kelly has also recently joined the team allowing James to put his marketing degree to good use and start spreading the word to parents about Nanovista frames and drive customers to your store.

We are the distributors in the UK and Ireland for Nanovista. We chose to work with Nanovista as we felt it was without a doubt the best children’s eyewear brand available. The frames come with a long list of patents and innovative designs that ensure the frames are not only comfortable, but durable. Each frame made from their patented SILIFLEX material comes with a 3-year warranty. Nanovista frames give parents the confidence that their children’s glasses will not break.

Your Nano frames, with a magnetic solar clip on.

Nano Solar Clip are two frames in one. This gives the child the option to have a pair of sunglasses by simply clipping them on the front of their Nano frame. All Solar Clip frames come with polarized lenses and “BlueBlock” cat 3 lenses to ensure the maximum protection for children’s eyes. 

Nano Glow

Nano Glow frames have the same durability and comfort with the added safety of a glow in the dark frame. These frames make it fun for the child as well as increasing visibility in low light conditions such as walking near a road at night. The Glow frames also make it easier to find your glasses in the dark!