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Our Optometrists

Our eye doctors and eye care staff in front of the optical display, in Hemlock, MI

Our optometrists, Dr. Steven Kocks and Dr. Kylie Kaczmarczyk, are trained in the most up-to-date advancements in eye care, committed to providing the highest quality treatment for each of our patients in Saginaw and Hemlock. At Associates in Eyecare, we want to be your partners in eye care and therefore strive to make each visit comfortable, effective and informative. We take the time to learn about your eye health history and listen to your concerns in order to provide you with the most thorough and holistic treatment plan possible. Your eye doctor should be someone you trust to have the knowledge, experience, and professionalism to treat your eyes with comprehensive, expert eye care.

Read on to learn more about our optometrists.


Dr. Steven Kocks

Dr. Steven Kocks of Associates in Eyecare is a lifelong resident of the Saginaw, MI area. He graduated with honors from Ferris State University College of Optometry in 1986. He has practiced comprehensive optometry with a special interest in children’s visual development and visual processing.

Dr. Kocks has been a clinical investigator for Bausch & Lomb, Ciba, and Vistakon, evaluating the latest technologies in contact lens wear and care. He has been active in InfantSee, a national program providing no cost visual evaluations for children 6 to 12 months of age. He has provided numerous presentations to parents and teachers on the importance of vision in the learning process.

Dr. Kocks is an assistant professor at the Michigan College of Optometry, and is a member of the advisory committee at Saginaw Valley State University College of Business. He is past president of the Saginaw Jaycees and Saginaw Valley Optometric Society. He is an active member of the Michigan and American Optometric Associations, College of Optometrists in Vision Development and the Optometric Extension Program.



Dr. Kylie Kaczmarczyk

Dr. Kylie Kaczmarczyk of Associates in Eyecare earned her B.S. in Vision Science from Ferris State University in 2001 and a Doctorate of Optometry with highest distinction from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 2003. While attending the Michigan College of Optometry she received numerous awards including the Beta Sigma Kappa Silver Medal Award, the Senior Research Award in Original Investigative Work, and the David J. Kerko Low Vision Award. Dr. Kaczmarczyk has experience working in various modes of practice. Her interests include contact lenses and pediatrics. She is a member of the Saginaw Valley Optometric Society and the American Optometric Association (AOA).


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