Dr. Bartz graduated from Central Montcalm High School and went on to complete a tool and die apprenticeship to become a journeyman mold maker. He received his Bachelors in Visual Science from Ferris State University and graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in 1995. Dr. Bartz completed a hospital based optometric residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. He joined Dr. Seals, and Dr. Tacia in 1996 when the Mt. Pleasant practice was purchased from Dr. Schall. He is a current member of the Michigan Optometric Association as well as the American Optometric Association. Dr. Bartz and his wife have six children between them; 3 boys and 3 girls. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and is an avid doityourself handyman.