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.
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 is specialized 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 the Greater Seattle 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 his spare time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, sports, anything Italian, spending time outdoors, and especially spending time 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 neuro optometric exams and testing. He is fluent in spanish and also worked as an interpreter and a teachers 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.
During his clinical rotations Dr. Pincock gained experiences 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 in 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 3 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, and fit them for specialty glasses to help be able to 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 of helping others achieve their best possible vision with the aid of specialty contact lenses.
He grew up in a small farming town of Blackfoot, Idaho. Dr. Pincock and his wife have three energetic children; twin 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 families.
Dr. Erick Hartman
Doctor of Optometry
Dr. Hartman was born and raised in Tacoma, WA and has served Tacoma and its surrounding cities for his entire life. He started his career in 1980 after getting his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pacific University College of Optometry and opened Family EyeCare Associates immediately following a year-long residency at the American Lake VA Medical Center.
He has enjoyed lecturing locally as well as nationally on the subjects of vision, visual impairments and their treatments. Dr. Hartman has also enjoyed the opportunity to ‘give back’ throughout his career, having served as the Washington State Clinical Director for the Special Olympics vision screening program, ‘Opening Eyes’, from 2002 to 2018. In 2017, he helped to establish an eye clinic in Belaire, Honduras. He serves on the board of Projecto Honduras, a non-profit organization based in Federal Way, WA, that continues to support that clinic.
Dr. Hartman retired from private practice in October 2016. However, he continues to support Dr. Garlick by filling in occasionally when he is out of the office. It is fun to visit and reconnect with old friends while performing the service he loves!
He and his wife, Tracie, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in May 2018. They have four wonderful children and 7 ½ grandchildren!
I have had no more rewarding career than I have here at Family EyeCare Associates.
I’ve been fortunate enough to call Family EyeCare Associates my home for over 7 years now and learned very early on that whether you’re a member of the staff or one of the many, happy patients that walk through the door, you truly are treated like family. We see patients of all ages – from 6 months to over 100 years old and love to see the joy on the faces of patients who may be seeing through their first pair of glasses and can see things they may have never seen before! I can’t imagine working in any other field. I have been in eyecare related fields for over 13 years and have done everything from reception to billing and now have the honor of managing Dr. Garlick’s practice and carrying on the practice philosophy of doing what is best for the patient.
When I’m not at work I enjoy reading, cooking & baking, playing with my crazy dogs and spending time with my family & friends.
I have worked in the optical field now for 8+ years and I love what I do. I decided to become an optician because helping others obtain the best vision possible is a beautiful privilege. Part of my work is helping patients select the best frame style and lens add-ons to suit their needs and budgets, inspecting glasses to ensure they meets our high standards and helping low vision patients with their needs. I get very excited when we have little ones in the office and when a first time wearer sees the world in a whole new light! If your first language is Spanish, I’m here to help you. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, so I am fluent in English and Spanish.
When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband, singing and watching baseball games. Go Mariners!
The healthcare field has been an important part of my life since I was 14 when I began working in my Dad’s chiropractic office. I have been the billing coordinator at Family EyeCare Associates since early 2017 and have loved every minute of it! As billing coordinator, my goal is to make sure patients fully understand their medical and vision benefits and to ensure that patients receive balance statements for services in a timely manner. I am always willing to work with patients who find themselves in difficult circumstances. If you have any questions about insurance or benefits, call and ask for me anytime!
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, cooking, playing the piano, and reading.
Licensed dispensing optician
I’ve worked in the optical field as a licensed optician for over 26 years. For the last 4 years I’ve had the privilege of working with the amazing team at Family EyeCare Associates. I believe eyeglasses are unique as they can combine health and fashion in equal measure. It’s my goal to have patients not only “see good’ and “look good”, but also to feel good about their glasses and their overall experience at Family EyeCare Associates.
When I’m not helping patients select the best eyewear, making sure finished jobs meet our high quality standards, or attempting to bring damaged frames back to life I enjoy listening to and making music, reading, exploring nature, and spending time with family.
After a long history of customer care and service, my vision for a career was always to work with people. I get to do that and connect with the best patients in the world here at Family EyeCare Associates.
I was born and raised in Texas but relocated to the PNW in 2011. I can’t imagine living anywhere else now! When I’m not at work, you can catch me on a soccer pitch being a soccer mom for my daughter or with my husband watching the Seattle Sounders.
Although I have only been at Family Eyecare Associates for a short time, it truly feels like family! (Well, partly because Wendy actually IS my sister!) Although this is my first job in optometry, I have been in the eyecare related field for over 15 yrs. I feel my knowledge of insurance and claims brings a great balance to my position. I didn’t realize just how much I missed the face to face with patients until I came here. I can guarantee that you will always walk into this practice to smiling faces! In my off time, I love spending time with my husband, children, grandchildren and family. Whenever possible I love to put on my roller skates!
Christina is one of our newest additions to our staff and fits right in with the family! Check back for more info on Christina as she settles in to her roll and is ready to share her thoughts!