Nouveau Eyewear, a 30-year-old company based in Carrolton, Texas, has been acquired by Walman Optical, described as the largest independent ophthalmic company in the U.S., involved also in instruments, systems and contact lenses. Owned until now by SunTx Capital Partners, Nouveau produces premium prescription frames and sunglasses under various brands including Caravaggio, Realtree, Van Heusen, Hot Kiss, Nickelodeon, Kay Unger and Wrangler. Walman is based in Minneapolis.