About Beach Vision Center Complete Eye Care for Your Family

Beach Vision Center At Beach Vision Center, Dr. Wayne Johnson, O.D., F.A.A. O, A. and Dr. A. Cory Thies, O.D., along with our entire team of vision specialists, have more than 50 years of experience and training.

Whether you need an annual eye exam, ongoing vision medical treatment, or corrective eyewear, we are dedicated to providing each patient with the highest level of care.

Come in and experience the Beach Vision Center difference, and you'll see why most of our patients are referred by other patients.

Dr. A. Cory Thies, O.D.

Doctor of Optometry

A. Cory Thies, O.D. Doctor Of Optometry and Co-Owner of Beach Vision Center An Optometry Corporation has been practicing private Optometry for over 33 yrs in the Orange County area, 31 years here in Los Alamitos. Dr. Thies (pronounced “ Thees” or “Tee-ce”) or as many of his patients call him- Dr. Cory or just plain Cory. Any will suffice. He was born and raised here locally in Southern California, growing up in La Mirada and later in Fullerton. He attended Optometry school right here at the Southern California College Of Optometry where he received a BS degree in Optometric Sciences before completing and receiving his Doctor Of Optometry degree. He was a member of the Omega Delta Fraternity and the by special invite only academic honor fraternity, Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK). During the completion of his academic career Doctor Thies did portions of his training with the United States Navy as a First Lieutenant, Second Lieutenant, and Lieutenant Commander at Balboa Naval Hospital, San Diego; Marine Recruit Depot (MCRD),San Diego; Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Brentwood VA Hospital (UCLA), Brentwood; Downtown VA Hospital, Los Angeles; San Bernadino Juvenile Hall, San Bernadino; Optometric Center Los Angeles (USC), Los Angeles; Fullerton Optometric Clinic (SCCO), Fullerton..

In 1986 he became part of the sports medicine community and served as the team eye doctor for the University Of Southern California (USC) and then also for the Los Angeles Raiders. During this time he specialized in helping athletes with their visual needs and fitting of contact lenses. He was instrumental in the development of disposable contact lens use for both collegiate and professional athletes. He has served on multiple city and local committee's including the Chamber Of Commerce and one which decided on many of the scholarships awarded to local high school students entering college.

Dr. Thies has taken part in various clinical studies for Optometry and eye-care products. He has served on various eye care boards and belongs to multiple Optometric Organizations such as the American Optometric Association (AOA), California Optometric Association (COA), Charter Member Contact Lens Section Of AOA, Sports Vision Section Of AOA, Sports Medicine Staff at University Of Southern California, Sports Medicine Staff Los Angeles Raiders, Rio Hondo Optometric Society (RHOS), Pacific Laser Eye Center Advisory Committee. He is active in co-management of Lasik laser eye surgery as well as cataract surgery.

Dr. Thies also was one of the first certified Optometrists in the state of California to treat glaucoma. He along with his partner were among the first to adopt and utilize the Optos digital scanning retinal laser imaging device for checking retinal health.


Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Wayne Johnson, O.D., F.A.A.O., graduated cum laude from the Southern California School of Optometry in 1972. He is a member of Beta sigma Kappa’s International Honorary Fraternity in optometry, and is cited as a note-worthy practitioner. Dr. Johnson was a clinical investigator for Allergen Pharmaceuticals developing soft contact lens solutions designed to reduce protein build up on contact lenses. He also served as a clinical investigator for Wesley Jessen Contact Lens Company, developing the first toric soft contact lens to correct astigmatism. In addition he served as clinical investigator for Dicon Instruments, developing a computerized visual field instrument to analyze peripheral and central visual field defects. In 1980, he was admitted as a fellow to the American Academy of Optometry, a privilege that fewer than 4% of his fellow optometrists attain, for clinical research and expertise in the field of optometry. He is a member of the California Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, American Public Health Association and National Eye Research Foundation..

He is a charter member of the contact lens section of the American Optometric Association and received certification in the treatment and management of ocular diseases from the International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry in 1993. In 2001 He received certification in treatment and management of glaucoma and was listed in Who’s Who in California in 1988. Dr. Johnson has been involved in treatment and co-management of cataract and laser vision correction and has been affiliated with the Long Beach Laser Center, Pacific Laser Eye Center, The Laser Center (TLC), Malony-Lusby Vision Institute and NVision.

Recently listed as among America’s top Optometrists by Consumer Research Council of America. He has served on numerous boards, was a past President of the Long Beach Optometric Association, the Rossmoor Businessman’s Association, the Optimist Club and was a past Treasurer for the Southern California Optometric Care Council. .

Currently in group practice at Beach Vision Center, Dr. Johnson has been practicing optometry in the Seal Beach, Rossmoor and Los Alamitos area for 45 years.