History & Philosophy

Our History

shutterstock_57713632 Vision Care Specialists, Inc. started delivering Colorado optometry services to patients in 1974 when our founder, Dr. Donald Hood, opened his first office in Aurora.  Since that time the Denver metro area has experienced a lot of change and growth.

So has Vision Care Specialists!

We now offer five convenient locations in Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Downtown Denver, and Parker, allowing us to serve an ever growing and diverse patient base.

In the course of our history, Vision Care Specialists has experienced numerous exciting events.  For example we hired a fellowship trained corneal surgeon in 1999 and continually purchase state of the art technologies to enhance our patient experience including becoming the first private group of surgeons in Denver to offer laser cataract technology in 2014.

In December 2012 Dr. Hood passed away, but the passion, dedication and focus on quality service continues.  Continuing our company story, in 2013, we developed our exclusive LifeFit™ Approach allowing us optimize your vision through a clear understanding of your unique brand and style.  We make your life more exciting!

The staff treated me wonderfully. They were friendly, accommodating, professional, and prompt. I couldn't ask for anything better.

— Chuck H., Highlands Ranch Location

The Vision Care Specialists Philosophy

As Colorado optometrists and ophthalmologists we are committed to the creation of excellence – within our staff and in the products and services we prescribe – to enhance individual lifestyles and make things more exciting.  Experiencing life’s richness starts with your vision.  But eye care is so much more than updating your prescription.

This is why we created LifeFit™ Approach.

Vision Care Specialists operates as a single team, from the moment you call us to schedule your appointment to when you check in, undergo initial testing, complete your exam and meet with an optician, we collaborate to make sure we provide you with the widest array of current options for optimizing your vision while understanding your individual lifestyle and brand.

At Vision Care Specialists, we always strive to perform above your expectations and our industry’s standards. It’s not the exception here – it’s the rule.

When you combine the latest in science and technology, add enthusiasm and pride, we believe that we’ll amaze you.  Our Colorado Eye Doctors, supported by a dedicated and professional staff, make it easy to understand why we are the most experienced practice in the Rocky Mountain Region.

People tend to take their vision for granted. Do yourself a favor; have your eyes checked at Vision Care Specialists. They are knowledgeable, professional, friendly and able to give you the care you need for a lifetime of good sight!

— Robert W., Highlands Ranch Location


Experience the Difference. 

Call 303-991-9600 or request an appointment online