Welcome to the Progressive Eyecare Centre the premier Optometrist practice in the Portage and Kalamazoo area serving all your eye needs! We’re glad you’re here. We have been members of the West Michigan community since the 1980's helping our neighbors see clearly and take care of their eyes.

Latest Technology


Advanced Systems = Better Results!


We use the most advanced, state of the art diagnostic technology and vision correction products available to properly treat and enhance your vision quality. It is our goal to provide the gold standard in eye care to ensure our patients receive the quality care they deserve.

Our Mission

At Progressive Eyecare Centre we work to provide excellent eye care in a warm, compassionate environment in order to serve the community we love. To that end, we strive to make Progressive Eyecare a place where anyone in the community feels welcome and receives excellent, personal eye care.

Expert Eye Care for Exceptional Patients
Dr. Steven Ellinger | Primary Doctor

Dr. Ellinger graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1993, where he was inducted into the International Optometric Honor Fraternity. He is a longstanding member of the Michigan and American Optometric Associations, and has been practicing in the Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek areas since 1994.  Dr. Ellinger has established a loyal patient following due to his reputation for extremely thorough vision and eye health examinations, prescriptions tailored to individual needs, and a warm and caring “chair side” manner.


VSP® Vision Care

Vision care is personal and so is your relationship with your eye doctor. That's why we provide you with access
to care from great eye doctors, quality eyewear, and the affordable care you deserve.