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.