Dr. Magnus received his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and his Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in 1981. He completed both an internship with State University of New York College of Optometry and a residency in hospital-based optometry at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque.
Dr. Magnus went on to become Chief of the Optometry Section at the Albuquerque Hospital. In 1987, Dr. Magnus helped open Omega Eyecare Center and later VisionAmerica of New Mexico, serving as Center Director for 15 years. Dr. Magnus joined the clinical staff of Sandia Vision Clinic and became a co-owner of the practice in 2004. Dr. Magnus is also a Clinical Examiner for the New Mexico Board of Optometry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.