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About Family EyeCare Associates

Welcome to Family EyeCare Associates, where we provide the highest quality eye care for patients of all ages in Tacoma, WA. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll be greeted with friendly smiles and a team eager to assist you. Our skilled eye doctors Dr. Spencer Garlick, Dr. Zaccary Pincock, and Dr. Sharon Williams bring their extensive experience and dedication to patient care, ensuring that every visit is tailored to your specific needs. It’s not just about caring for your eyes; it’s about getting to know you and working together to improve your overall quality of life. 

At our practice, we offer a wide range of services to keep your eyes healthy and your vision clear. Whether you’re looking for an eye exam, pediatric eye care, contact lenses, emergency eye care, or specialized treatment for dry eye or another condition, we will provide you with the best possible care.  

If you need prescription eyewear, we have a great selection of designer eyeglasses and sunglasses for all ages in our optical boutique. Our optical experts can help you find the perfect pair that suits your face shape, style, and prescription needs.  

Dr. Spencer Garlick

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Garlick is originally from Utah but fell in love with the Northwest while attending optometry school in Oregon. After completing undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University with a degree in Italian, he earned his Doctor of Optometry from the distinguished College of Optometry at Pacific University. As part of his clinical training, he completed rotations in pediatric optometry, contact lenses, ocular disease, and low vision at locations such as Washington School for the Blind, Salt Lake VA Hospital, and David Grant USAF Medical Center. While studying at Pacific University, he also worked as a clinical interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients at The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

More about Dr. Spencer Garlick

Providing the best possible care for his patients is the goal that Dr. Garlick hopes to achieve. His motto is “Always do what is best for the patient.” He enjoys meeting with and helping people from a variety of ages and walks of life. His objective is to help them experience the world around them with the best possible ocular health and sight. He also enjoys using the latest technologies to care for his patients in the best possible way.

In addition to seeing patients to monitor and improve vision and general ocular health, Dr. Garlick specializes in treating patients with low vision. He trained under low-vision specialist Dr. Erick Hartman for five years, and he is now one of the few optometrists in Tacoma area who is qualified to treat patients with low vision.

As an active member of the American Optometric Association and the Optometric Physicians of Washington, Dr. Garlick has served as the president of The Pierce County Optometric Society. He has also volunteered in a variety of community outreach programs such as Special Olympics and Amen Tacoma. In addition to these efforts, Dr. Garlick has made two humanitarian trips to Honduras in the last few years. During these visits, he volunteered at the Hartman Eye Clinic, helping to provide much-needed cataract surgeries to hundreds of patients.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, sports, anything Italian, and spending time outdoors and with his family. He and his wife, Anna, are the proud parents of three children.

Dr. Zaccary Pincock

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Zaccary Pincock is an honors graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry.

Throughout his schooling, Dr. Pincock worked at a clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon specializing in neurooptometric exams and testing. He is fluent in Spanish and also worked as an interpreter and a teacher’s assistant in the Spanish for Optometry class teaching others to provide this service to Spanish-speaking individuals. He enjoyed leading a team of fellow students on a volunteer mission trip to perform eye exams on hundreds of natives in Costa Rica who had previously been unable to obtain proper eye care.

More about Dr. Zaccary Pincock

During his clinical rotations, Dr. Pincock gained experience in a wide variety of practice modes. At the Community Health Center in Nipomo, California he performed examinations on the underserved population of California, focusing on primary care with an emphasis on ocular disease. He then worked at the Indian Health Services in Fort Hall, Idaho where he specialized in serving those with ocular diseases such as glaucoma and systemic illnesses like diabetes. Dr. Pincock completed an externship focused on pediatric vision therapy and sports vision where he specialized in treating children as young as three months old with large refractive errors and those with strabismus and amblyopia to realign their vision. He also helped patients born with optic nerve hypoplasia, fitting them for specialty glasses so they could drive and work in the community, as well as patients suffering from post-concussive syndrome from traumatic brain injury. Finally, Dr. Pincock finished his clinical rotations at the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Spokane, Washington where he diagnosed and treated eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cancer of the eye, and cataracts.

Dr. Pincock began his optometric career in a rural community in Eastern New Mexico. He enjoyed the challenge of having to treat a variety of eye conditions and diseases. He was also able to refine his skills with specialty contact lenses. From his experience, he has developed a passion for helping others achieve their best possible vision with the aid of specialty contact lenses.

Dr. Pincock grew up in the small farming town of Blackfoot, Idaho. He and his wife have three energetic childrentwin daughters and a son. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar, singing, football, movies, traveling, and being outdoors. Dr. Pincock looks forward to serving you and your family. 

Dr. Sharon Williams

Doctor of Optometry

Dr. Sharon Williams brings over three decades of experience in diagnosing and managing complex ocular conditions to her new role at Family EyeCare Associates. As a Board Certified Optometrist, she spent the majority of her career at Virginia Mason Franciscan Eye Care Associates. She is excited to begin the next chapter alongside a dedicated and collaborative team of doctors and staff.

After graduating Magna Cum Lauda with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St John Fisher College in Rochester, NY she moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend the Ohio State University College of Optometry. 

More about Dr. Williams

Her quest to further her training and work in a multidisciplinary setting compelled her to complete an ocular disease residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. During her residency, she did rotations at the Cleveland Sight Center in the Low Vision Clinic, at the Case Western Reserve College of Medicine Specialty Contact Lens Clinic, and at the Ocular Prosthetics Clinic.

Curiosity and a lifelong passion for learning continue to push her to stay up to date on the latest advancements in traditional Western medicine and also to explore integrative wellness practices. In 2017, she completed a year-long program at the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy to become a certified Functional Medicine Health Coach (FM-CHC).

Dr. Williams has annually received an award for “Patient Experience” from her previous healthcare organization, consistently ranking above the 96th percentile nationally. She has also been a past president of the Pierce County Optometry Society.

Advocating for accessible healthcare, Dr. Williams has shared her expertise both locally, and internationally. Through Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), she’s provided medical care, training, and optical product donations to underserved communities in Africa, Mexico, and Peru. She has also volunteered locally at two charity health clinics.

As a proud mom of three, she’s dedicated to raising her children, who are now young adults. You can often find her out in nature enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, paddleboarding, backpacking, and gardening.

She enjoys meeting new patients and encourages you to call the Family EyeCare Associates main office at (253) 566-2020 to schedule an appointment. She is committed to advancing her patient’s well-being through a holistic approach to eye health.

Dr. Erick Hartman

Doctor of Optometry

Family Eyecare Associates was started by Dr. Erick Hartman in 1981. With a passion for helping others and a keen interest in optometry, he offered exceptional vision care to the Tacoma, WA community. His commitment to his patients was evident in the personalized care and attention he provided every day at his practice. Dr. Hartman was a low vision specialist, helping many people with low vision regain or maintain their independence and quality of life through expert eye care and the use of visual aids. He also volunteered for the Special Olympics for many years.

He is now retired and loves making a difference through his mission work in Honduras through Projecto Honduras, a nonprofit that provides free vision care and services.


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