Our Story

 Beach Cities Optometry: An office providing the most competent and comprehensive vision care in a relaxed and coastal-inspired environment.  Our goal during every patient encounter is to inspire confidence and trust that you are receiving the best vision care, whether it is from our fine doctors or experienced staff members.    Providing more than just eye exam services, Beach Cities Optometry offers designer eyewear from multiple sources, contact lenses, surgical co-management (LASIK, cataracts, glaucoma) and is available for eye emergencies from vision loss to red eyes.   Beach Cities Optometry believes that everyone should see as clearly as possible. This means regular eye exams, the right lenses , a pair of sunglasses and a lot of love for your eyes! With so many options available in the marketplace, we will steer you in the right direction to solve your vision problems with the most appropriate recommendations.

Beach Cities Optometry: An office providing the most competent and comprehensive vision care in a relaxed and coastal-inspired environment. Our goal during every patient encounter is to inspire confidence and trust that you are receiving the best vision care, whether it is from our fine doctors or experienced staff members.

Providing more than just eye exam services, Beach Cities Optometry offers designer eyewear from multiple sources, contact lenses, surgical co-management (LASIK, cataracts, glaucoma) and is available for eye emergencies from vision loss to red eyes.

Beach Cities Optometry believes that everyone should see as clearly as possible. This means regular eye exams, the right lenses, a pair of sunglasses and a lot of love for your eyes! With so many options available in the marketplace, we will steer you in the right direction to solve your vision problems with the most appropriate recommendations.

Our office was opened in the 1960's by  Dr. Ronald Volmer. In those days,  Dr. Volmer's patients would come in for their exams straight from the beach. They would complain that they couldn't see the waves while they surfed or couldn't focus on a volleyball coming across the court. As was the custom at the time, Dr. Volmer would provide them with vision correction and his patients would leave a little bit of sand in the exam room!

In 2002, Dr. Volmer retired and sold his practice to two younger, but very experienced doctors, Dr. Martin "Marty" Melendrez and Dr. Robert "Rob" Stahl. We have provided comprehensive vision care to tens of thousands of satisfied patients. Drs. Melendrez and Stahl have a combined 51 years of experience. We provide vision care services in a professional, conscientious, and responsible manner.