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Our Eye Care Team

Before, during and after your next eye exam, our friendly eye care team will ensure that your visit is a pleasant and comfortable one. We believe that it is essential for friendly staff to meet your vision health needs.

Dr. Sarah DiPonio-Tulchinsky, our optometrist at Progressive Family Eye Care, makes it a policy to ensure that all staff members are up-to-date on the latest eye care developments and technology to make your visit as comfortable and effective as possible.

Meet the Progressive Family Eye Care Team

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Dr. Sarah DiPonio-Tulchinsky, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Sarah DiPonio-Tulchinsky grew up in Plymouth, MI where she attended Salem High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College with a major in biology and minor in sociology. She then moved to Chicago, IL where she earned her Doctorate of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry.

While at the Illinois College of Optometry, Dr. DiPonio-Tulchinsky was active as a clinical tutor and pre-clinical teaching assistant. She was selected to participate in a pediatric outreach program where she administered complete eye examinations to children ages zero to five at various preschools. She received clinical honors in primary eye care and contact lenses, advanced eye care, and low vision.

Dr. DiPonio-Tulchinsky is dedicated to the profession of optometry and providing superior patient care. She especially advocates the importance of comprehensive eye exams for young children before entering kindergarten and enjoys providing pediatric eye care.

Dr. DiPonio-Tulchinsky is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the American Optometric Association, the Michigan Optometric Association, and the Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce.  She lives in Downtown Plymouth with her husband, Mike and her three young children. She enjoys running, taking walks through town, cooking and spending time with her family.


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Julie

Office Administrator

Julie currently works part-time as our Office Administrator and loves reconciling our insurance payments. Julie grew up in the small community of Gull Lake outside of Kalamazoo. She graduated from WMU with a degree in Finance and then spent the following 12 years working in the banking/consulting sector in Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor and eventually London, England. Living and working in Europe allowed Julie to gain an appreciation for different cultures, languages, and food! While not at work, Julie enjoys spending time with her 4 children, rehabbing her house and pursuing her new floral business.

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Candace

Optical Manager

Candace is originally from Columbus, Ohio and grew up in upstate New York.  When Candace isn’t at the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at her children’s schools, sketching and painting.  Candace has had several years of experience as an optician and is excited about furthering her optical career and knowledge base in order to better serve our patients. She will help you find the perfect frames to suit your face and style!

 

 

As required under Michigan Executive Order 2020-21, our office will be closed through April 13, 2020.  If you have ordered contact lenses or eyeglasses, we will make arrangements with you to have your order sent directly to your residence.  If you have less than a two-month supply of contact lenses, please contact us and we will be happy to place an order for you. 

If you have any questions about an order, or are experiencing an eye care emergency, please call our office or text message us at 734-414-1892 or email us at reception@progressivefamilyeyecare.com.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a date after April 14, 2020, please contact us and leave a message and we will reply to schedule the appointment.  Together we will weather this storm.  Thank you for your continued support and stay safe, https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html