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Focused on your future

Providing Eye Care Professionals a seamless approach to starting, expanding and transitioning their business.

About Vision Advisors

Vision Advisors is a collective group of professionals whose primary focus is serving those in the Optometric and Ophthalmic trade.


Through collaboration and leveraging the strengths of our members, we have developed a unique 3 Step Approach to help you Discover, Team Up, and Succeed in today’s dynamic and ever-changing business environment that many doctors and clinics face.  If you are starting, expanding or transitioning your clinic, or simply need a resource or guidance in any area of your business, we can help.

About Us


The Olsen Thielen Healthcare practice serves healthcare professionals, including optometrists and all related specialties, in an array of services to enhance our clients' success, including monthly/annual accounting assistance, tax preparation and planning, and advice for startup operations or newly acquired practices, including the buy-in process and setting up the business accounting systems.  

Thomas E. Pesch CPA, CMA | 952.829.3430 |
Sara Johnston CPA | 651.621.8354 |


Foundation Architects creates calm spaces that reflect the personality of you and your organization while creating truly functional, efficient optometric environments. We work closely with you and your team to define goals and design preferences. Our unique design process draws our clients into the design flow leading to successful optometry clinics.

Bob Shaffer, AIA, CID, LEED-AP | 612.340.5430 |


Sunbelt is Minnesota's most experienced Optometry practice business broker.  We have proudly represented more Optometrists in the sale of their practices in this market than all other brokers combined.  Sunbelt also offers consulting services to both buyers and practice owners that include Optometry practice valuations and assisting in the successful transfer of ownership. 

Keith Payne, CMSBB | 612.730.1030 

Commercial Real Estate

Summit Realty is the leading provider of commercial real estate services for healthcare tenants and buyers in the U.S. We handle both lease and purchase negotiations for providers of every specialty and size. Our expert representation includes market evaluation, site selection, purchase vs. lease comparison, lease analysis, negotiation strategy, timeline management, demographics and heat mapping, assembling your custom team and much more.

Jon Helle | 651.529.2981 |


Karkela Construction, in its 38th year of constructing private medical facilities including Optometry, Dental and Veterinary clinics is dedicated to maintain a high level of excellence within the construction industry and to provide our clients with the highest level of workmanship, professionalism, service and cost effective performance.  Regardless of the nature of your project, from freshen up remodels, tenant improvement or new ground up clinics, the best interest of the client really is our top priority.  

Katie Korogi | 507.858.3015 |


Panacea Financial is a bank built by doctors, for doctors and helps optometrists with Growing, Acquiring, Buying-Into, Refinancing, Equipping and Relocating their doctor-owned practice.  Additionally, we support doctors with Owner-Occupied and Investment Commercial Real Estate options for those who own or want to own a commercial property.  We do all of this through in-house, doctor-specific programs with up to 100% financing and competitive terms & rates.


On the banking side, supporting doctors that travel across the country for training and residency is of the utmost importance.  To meet our clientele’s needs, we have created a fully-digital bank and a suite of products & services to support a doctor no matter where their career takes them.  Easy access to accounts, doctor-friendly customer service and digital tools & resources enables our doctors to never have to change banks again just because of where their training or career takes them. 


Dyste Williams works directly with Optometrists and Practice Managers to design, compare and select the insurance coverages that best meet the needs of their practice, their employees and their families.  As an independent agency, we have an unbiased approach and the ability to select coverages from the top carriers in the market.

Nels Dyste | 952.843.4445 |
Cathy Johnson | 952.843.4441 |


Michael J. Salchert advises optometrists in corporate, business, real estate and transactional matters. He primarily works with these professionals on the sale or purchase of professional practices, providing general business advice including employment and other business contractual and real estate matters. Michael leverages his longtime business experience in counseling his clients on a wide range of business and legal issues.

Michael Salchert | 952.896.6712 |


Walman Instruments is a multi-line distributor of ophthalmic instrumentation.  Since 1915, we have offered the finest products from more manufacturers than anyone in the industry. Our extensive selection and custom solutions are designed to meet the unique needs of your practice. We have the largest showroom and training center in the U.S., and a multi-million dollar inventory. You can see the latest in diagnostic instruments before you buy, and get delivery when you need it. Our exclusive financing and trial programs are designed so that you can provide the best patient care, and stay within your budget. 

Sue Barry | 651.260.6134 |
Chad Kennedy | 612.219.9620 |


Boonya Systems is an Eyecare specific IT provider specializing in helping doctors manage all their compliant technology needs. Our comprehensive services include cyber security/HIPAA management, IT risk analysis, offsite backup, secure email solutions, specialty equipment and EMR support, hardware sales, and network administration.  We provide 24/7 help desk support to make sure you stay up and running.

Eric Senst | 612.354.8386 |
Commercial Real Estae
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Our industry experts encompass a wide range of business functions critical to starting and maintaining a healthy practice

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