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New Business Hours!

We have extended our business hours to include Fridays in our schedule!

MONDAY - 7:00am to 3:00pm

TUESDAY - 9:00am to 6:00pm

WEDNESDAY - 9:00am to 6:00pm

THURSDAY - 6:30am to 4:00pm

FRIDAY - 7:00am to 1:00pm


Welcome To Family EyeCare Associates:

Your Trusted Tacoma Optometrist

Family EyeCare Associates in Tacoma provides comprehensive care for your eyes. As your experienced and dedicated Tacoma optometrist, you can count on us to provide you with the highest level of care available. Your eye health is important. Our goal is to protect or improve your vision while ensuring your eye health. Come in to see Dr. Garlick or Dr. Hartman today!

We’re a Full-Service Optometrist in Tacoma

Your optometrist in Tacoma offers a wide range of services to meet your vision and eye care needs. We always recommend at least an annual eye exam whether you have any concerns or not. Eye exams are highly valuable because they allow us to spot potential health or vision concerns sooner, allowing for the most appropriate, and often most effective, treatments to be available to you. We highly encourage you to schedule an appointment with us sooner if you have diabetes, are at risk of stroke, or you have other vision or eye health concerns.

In addition to eye exams for children, adults, and seniors, your eye doctor offers complete care for you including services such as:

You can obtain a new, updated prescription for your glasses or contacts while here. Please feel free to shop our large selection of eyeglass frames while you visit. Getting your vision taken care of with your eye doctor is easy!

Get to Know Your Family Eye Doctor

Your family eye doctor has the experience and reliability you need. We’ve served the community for more than 33 years, providing residents of Tacoma with comprehensive eye care. Talk to us about any of your vision concerns. Expect friendly service from a team that truly cares about your health and satisfaction by providing complete family eye care.

Dr. Garlick attended Pacific University College of Optometry after completing his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University. His clinical rotations focused on low vision care, specialty contact lenses, and ocular disease. He also has experience in pediatric eye care and pre- and post-operative care and provides comprehensive family eye care services in the practice. He and his wife Anna, have three children.

Dr. Hartman is a graduate of Brigham Young University and received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry. With 33 years of experience in private practice, Dr. Hartman is a pillar within our offices. He has served as the Washington State Clinical Director for the Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes screening program, an area he and his wife are passionate about. Dr. Hartman still helps out our optometry team; however he has limited appointment availability.

Contact Family EyeCare Associates for an Appointment with Your Optometrist in Tacoma

It only takes a moment to call your optometrist in Tacoma to schedule an eye appointment or consultation with your eye doctor. We offer convenient schedules to fit your needs. Call Family EyeCare Associates today to schedule your first or follow-up appointment with your Tacoma optometrist and put your family’s eye care into focus. To schedule an appointment, call our staff today at (253) 566-2020.

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


7:00 am - 3:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:00 am - 6:00 pm


6:30 am - 4:00 pm


7:00 am - 1:00 pm






Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I love this place! Our favorite place on the week of Thanksgiving every year to get our family of SEVEN get their eye exams!"
    Jesse M.
  • "My son continues to receive the best care imaginable at Family EyeCare Associates. I would drive hours if that's what it required to see Dr. Hartman, Dr. Garlick, and their wonderful staff. I have truly never seen such compassion. They care about the person as a whole, not just the body part they're treating. Anyone in the healthcare field would do well to adopt even a small amount of the attitude that these people have. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else."
    Robyn Danielle J.
  • "No wonder this business name starts w/word FAMILY! The whole staff treated me like I was part of their family on my first visit here!
    Couldn't have asked for a better experience!"
    Sharon Sheldrew B.