Focused on your success.

Welcome to Walman

Welcome to Walman

Working with the eye care specialists to keep patients happy and business profitable for over 100 years.

The Walman Advantage - A history of trust.

We are a family of optical companies with a 100-year history of excellent relationships built on enduring trust and added value. Each of our businesses is guided by the same core principles and single vision: to be the most trusted business partner in the industry. 

and operated.

As an ESOP, everyone at Walman is committed to your success because each one of us has a stake in it. Unlike public companies owned by shareholders, profits are shared by all and we are driven by long-term growth and sustainable practices that foster enduring business relationships.

Policies that guarantee
your satisfaction.

Our goal is to have a continued relationship that is mutually beneficial. The only way to do that is to offer you maximum flexibility and warranties that give you confidence that we are working in your best interests at all times. If for any reason you have an issue, we will solve it quickly.

Education and
product knowledge.

Knowing what’s next has never been more important. The only way to keep up-to-date and remain relevant, profitable and nimble is knowledge. It's the reason we share what we know and connect you to our experts with seminars, networking opportunities and advice from thought leaders.  

Independent means
better options.

As the nation’s leading independent family of optical businesses we are not beholden to corporate arrangements, specific brands or shareholder demands. That means we can deliver the widest selection of products, and flexible policies to help your business grow.

Broad view of your challenges,
sharp focus on a solution.

Whether you have many needs or one big challenge, we can help. Walman has the expertise across the eye care spectrum from instruments to optical labs, to contacts, frames and coatings. We can consult with you to help you quickly discover the best way forward for your practice.

American roots.

Walman was founded in 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today, we are proud to have over 1,000 employee-owners working across the country in 40 offices and 19 states. We are among the most highly skilled and best trained in the world and we all share in the benefits of our success. We continue to place a premium on hard work, quality and innovation.