Meet Your Eye Doctors

Your Dedicated Eye Doctors in Fond du Lac, WI

  • Dr. Brian Hammes

    Dr. Brian Hammes is our founder and visionary leading Family Focus Eye Care into the future. After practicing for 42 years, he has transferred his clinical duties to his 3 colleagues to allow more time for administrative duties.

    In 2000, Dr. Brain Hammes was President of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, and in 2004, Dr. Brian was recognized for his devotion to the profession of Optometry by being selected Wisconsin Optometrist of the Year. He currently serves on the Wisconsin Board of Examiners in Optometry.

    Brian was an early pioneer in adopting wellness concepts related to his patient's eye health, especially in the area of macular degeneration. For more than thirty years he has instructed his patients on prevention and wellbeing through nutritional support. In Dr. Brian's spare time he enjoys singing, performing, biking, running, and skiing.

  • Dr. David Hammes

    Dr. David Hammes is a native of the Fox Valley and was born and raised in Fond du lac, WI. He graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 2004 with a Doctorate of Optometry and returned to practice in his home town with his father, Dr. Brian Hammes.

    Dr. David received the Young Optometrist of the Year award in 2013 for the state of Wisconsin, as well as the Young Professional of Fond du Lac Future Five Award. He has previously served as a Board of Director on the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

    Dr. David Hammes participates in the VisionUSA program providing needed eye care to underprivileged children and the InfantSEE program, which allows children ages 6 to 12 months of age to receive a free vision and eye health screening. Dr. David also participates in Special Olympics and screens athletes yearly at their events.

    Dr. David Hammes has a special interest in ocular disease management and specialty contact lens fits. He counsels patients on wellness and nutritional care to prevent and help treat eye disease and improved general health.

    In Dr. David's spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy and their children, Kate and Ryan. He spends a lot of time outdoors golfing, biking, running, and downhill skiing.

  • Dr. Grant Lepley

    Dr. Grant Lepley grew up near Canton, Ohio earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mount Union in Ohio. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, graduating in 2013. Dr. Grant returned to Canton to practice for over 2 years before joining the team at Family Focus Eye Care.

    Dr. Grant Lepley provides comprehensive eye care to all ages. He is a provider for InfantSEE, a nationwide program in which our youngest patients receive their first eye exam free of charge to ensure they have healthy eyes and are poised to develop normally. He also continues to volunteer his expertise at Special Olympics vision screenings and providing free eye exams to under privileged children at mobile clinics and is an active member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association.

    Outside of his professional life, Grant enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and their children, Ella, Mya and Owen. Julie grew up in the town of Eden, so they are happy to be near her family. He also stays active golfing, skiing, and playing volleyball whenever he gets a chance.

  • Dr. Jessica Kulick

    Dr. Jessica Kulick is a native of the Fox Valley area and was born and raised close to Fond du lac in Kimberly, Wisconsin. After high school, she decided to stay close to home and attend the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Chemistry minor. She received her Doctorate in Optometry at Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago, IL. ICO is well known in the optometric field as the best in ocular disease and pediatric care.

    At ICO she completed externship rotations in geriatrics, pediatrics, low vision, ocular disease, and contact lenses. She is well versed in all aspects of optometry. She takes a special interest in pediatrics and is actively involved with InfantSEE (providing free eye exams for 6-12 months old). Dr. Jessica has also treated patients with conditions such as: diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, foreign bodies, glaucoma, cataracts, red eye, dry eye, and neurological deficits (stroke, double vision). Jessica is a member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, serving on the committee for new optometrists, and the American Optometric Association.

    Dr. Jessica Kulick currently resides with her husband, Josh, in Oshkosh, close to her parents and brother in Winneconne, where she enjoys bowling, fishing, walking her dogs, Koda and Karl, and cooking.

  • Dr. Cortney Birschbach

    Dr. Cortney Birschbach is a native of Fond du Lac, born and raised. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree with minors in Psychology and Spanish then continued to get her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry.

    Dr. Cortney's clinical experiences include managing ocular disease, fitting contact lenses, pre and post-operative care following corneal, cataract and glaucoma surgeries as well as interacting with traumatic brain injury patients and those with binocular vision disorders through vision therapy. She also has a special interest in managing dry eye disease educating patients on nutritional care and treatment options.

    Dr. Cortney is an active member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association. In her free time, she enjoys playing volleyball and challenging herself with word search puzzles. She loves outdoor activities and traveling with her husband, Jarred. 


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