About Salem Vision

Salem Vision is a division of Salem Distributing Company, Inc.

Salem Distributing

Salem Distributing Company, Inc. is a 100% employee-owned international company committed to providing high-quality products and reliable, professional service to our valuable customers around the globe. Our corporate office is located in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with sales representatives covering the US, Canada, and Mexico. Warehouses maintained in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Winston-Salem, NC and Toronto, Canada.

Salem Expertise

For over 70 years, we have successfully served four distinct industries: Glass, Stone, Precision Electro-Optical and Ophthalmic. All these industries produce a specified surface condition. From brilliant beveled mirrors to nanometer polished electronic materials to exceptional surface quality on the most advanced digital ophthalmic lenses, we are capable of supplying the materials and technical expertise for any of your demands. This complex relationship of industries, materials, and variation of themes has served to build a vast wealth of product and process knowledge unique to a single company.

About SALEM Vision

Since 1972, we have served the Vision Industry as a regional supplier of re-usable glass lens polishing pads. The technology used to produce this polishing material served as the precursor to processes used today in the manufacturing of state of the art polishing materials. This forward-thinking allowed Salem to become a major supplier of a complete line of innovative surfacing and polishing materials. From industry-leading lens tapes to high-performance pads, our line-up of supplies will ensure optimum production no matter the size of your lab.

Our Commitment

We continue to set the standard by meeting the ophthalmic industry's demand for cost-effective, high-quality, innovative machinery and supplies. But it's not only about offering the best machinery and supplies, the Salem name also brings with it knowledge, service, and value. Your success is our success and we deliver that every day.

Industry Associations


Salem is proud to be part of The Vision Council. Their goal is to position members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building, and industry forums.