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Vision Care Specialists Acquires Accent Optics




Accent was founded by Dr. Frederick Hurlbut Jr.

(Press Release) DENVER — Vision Care Specialists announced that it has acquired Denver eyecare firm Accent Optics.
Accent Optics was founded by Frederick “Rick” Hurlbut Jr., OD, a leading Denver optometrist who’s been in private practice for more than 25 years.

“This is an exciting time for everyone in the VCS family,” said Vision Care Specialists CEO Jeff Poe. “Dr. Hurlbut’s vision is to merge the best clinical eyecare with the best retail optics to create an exceptional eyecare experience for customers and patients alike. This is identical to what we work toward every day, which is why this new practice will fit so well within our group.”

Hurlbut and his staff, including optician Stacy Vasquez, will continue to provide vision care and personalized optometric service to patients at their office at 2795 S. Colorado Blvd. That location will become the sixth in the VCS group, which also includes offices in Aurora, Highlands Ranch, Lakewood, Parker and downtown Denver.

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who went on to receive his doctor of optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry, Hurlbut says he is looking forward to working with Poe’s team.


“I’m thrilled about the opportunity to join such an illustrious practice,” said Hurlbut. “This is a perfect fit for Stacy and I, since Jeff Poe and his team share our vision of making patient care our top priority. Their large network of doctors and staff will help us offer even more services to our patients.”

Founded in 1974, Vision Care Specialists has earned a reputation for making a difference in its patients’ lives.

Poe said management responsibilities for the Accent Optics office will be assumed by Julie Bartik, who will also continue to oversee VCS’s downtown Denver location.

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