Walters History and
Commitment to You

Our History

Prior to its acquisition by Mattingly Low Vision, Inc. in 2013, Walters Low Vision Optics was a family owned and operated venture as well, in business for over sixty years. In the early 1970's, the company concentrated its efforts on the design and manufacturing of optics for Low Vision applications.

Sam Walters, founder of S. Walters, Inc., was a pioneer in the field of Low Vision Optics. The birth of the close focus telescope began with his development of an 8x20, tube-draw monocular that could focus as close as 10 inches. Prior to his invention, few telescopes could be focused closer than 30 feet. Through refinement of that early technology, the twist close-focus monocular of today evolved. 

Commitment to Innovation

Until his passing in 2001, Sam devoted his talents to building a comprehensive line of low vision telescopes and accessories. From the original tube-draw monocular, the Walters product line has grown to encompass 33 close-focus telescopes, a complete list of accessories to support the telescopes, pendant magnifiers and higher powered clip-on add lenses.

Is Walters for You?

We support professionals in any capacity working with the end user – eye care professionals, low vision specialists, hospitals, clinics, schools, state and government agencies and the like. In addition to product consultation and a custom drilling/mounting service, Walters provides cleaning and repairs for all Walters equipment, both new and "well-loved".

There is no other telescope company who does what we do!

Walters remains a recognized industry leader committed to the passion of its founder, Sam Walters. We will continue to provide the finest low vision products with exceptional warranty and customer service.

We Are the Only Company That Provides In-House Services

We Are the Only Company That Provides In-House Services

Get long-term value with our in-house custom mounting, cleaning, repairs and service after purchase.

Our Repair & Service