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
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.
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.
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!
Essie grew up in the culturally diverse community of Southwest Detroit. Essie is currently pursuing her BSW at Wayne State University and is passionate about many Social Justice issues in today’s political climate. Essie is dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and has been in the optical field for four years as a Certified Paraoptometric. While Essie is not in the office, she enjoys traveling to new cities, being an avid student, and spending quality time with those important to her.