Our Doctors

The physicians at Associates in Eyecare, P.C. are dedicated to providing the highest quality medical and ophthalmic care in a compassionate, efficient and professional manner. Our practice includes services for the entire family, both children and adults, and encompasses diagnosis and treatment of all eye conditions. Thank you for choosing us.

We strive to provide you with the highest quality of eye care and surgery using the latest technology available. We consider it a privilege and an honor to participate in your vision care. We hope that our courteous, professional staff makes your visits informative, comfortable and enjoyable. We take great pride in helping you achieve the best vision possible.

Stuart H. Frankel, M.D.

Stuart Frankel, MD founded the Associates in Eyecare in 1977. He is a third generation native Denverite with a continuing commitment to providing his patients with the best ocular care possible. He received his undergraduate education at Northwestern University and at the University of Colorado where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude. He continued his education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine graduating cum laude in 1973. Dr. Frankel completed his internship at Scripps-Mercy Medical Center in San Diego, and returned to the University of Colorado for his residency in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Frankel is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has served as a Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado and is a member of the active staff of Rose Medical Center. Dr. Frankel has twice been named a Top Doc by 5280 Magazine. He has performed volunteer cataract surgery in Namibia in southern Africa, and was honored for his work with a Distinguished Citizen Award from the City of Denver.

A family eye doctor trained in all facets of vision care, Dr. Frankel has special interests in the treatment of glaucoma, cataracts, and laser vision correction. Dr. Frankel lives in Denver with his wife Karen. They have two adult children, Dr. Stephanie Frankel, a dermatologist practicing in Denver, and David Frankel, a high school science teacher in Edwards, Colorado. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, bicycling and golf.

Undergraduate Education:

  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1965-1966
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1966-1969
  • Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude

Medical Education:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1969-1973
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, cum laude

Postgraduate Education:

  • Mercy Medical Center, San Diego, CA 1973-1974, Rotating Internship
  • University of Colorado, Denver, CO 1974-1977, Ophthalmology Residency


  • American Board of Ophthalmology, October 1978


Rebecca Brock, M.D. has family roots in Colorado dating back 100 years. She graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder and received her B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1982. She then went to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Brock subsequently completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. Seeking a career which allowed her to pursue her medical and surgical interests, she completed her ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas San Antonio, serving as chief resident during her final year of training.

Dr. Brock returned to Denver in the summer of 1993, joining Dr. Stuart Frankel in private practice as an eye physician and surgeon. She is certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Brock’s practice blends her unique training in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology with her special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, dry eyes and cataracts.

Dr. Brock has been a clinic instructor for St. Anthony’ Family Medicine Residency since 1995, has been a Top Doctor in 5280, received Talk of the Town Customer Satisfaction Award in 2013, Most Compassionate Doctor in 2012 and Patient’s Choice Award in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Dr. Brock is married to Dr. Brack Hattler, a cardiologist at the VA Medical Center and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. They have two daughters, Erin and Brenna. When Dr. Brock is not busy with her practice, she enjoys cycling, skiing, hiking and gardening.

Undergraduate Education:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1977-1982 B.A.

Medical Education:

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1983-1987 M.D.

Postgraduate Education:

  • St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO 1987-1988, Medical Internship
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO 1988-1990, Medical Residency
  • University of Texas, San Antonio, TX 1990-1993, Ophthalmology Residency


  • American Board of Internal Medicine, September 1990
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, April 1996

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Matthew M. Kruger, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship trained specialist in cataract surgery, cornea and laser vision correction. Dr. Kruger has extensive experience in cataract surgery, refractive surgery including LASIK and PRK, corneal transplantation and partial corneal transplantation techniques such as DSAEK, DMEK and DALK. He treats both routine and complex cornea, cataract and refractive cases. He will be providing his patients with comprehensive eye care using the latest medical and surgical technology and techniques.

Dr. Kruger grew up in the Pacific Northwest before heading to the Northeast where he graduated from Dartmouth College. He was a Presidential Scholar and received the Howard Hughes Grant for undergraduate research at Dartmouth. After graduation, he spent a year volunteering at a medical mission hospital in West Africa and two years performing research in the Department of Physiology at Tufts University before starting his medical training at Tufts University School of Medicine where he was elected to the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He then moved to Texas for his ophthalmology residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center, the largest ophthalmology program in the U.S., where he served as clinic and surgery chief.

After finishing residency, Dr. Kruger spent an additional year at UT Southwestern completing a fellowship in cornea, advanced cataract/lens replacement surgery and laser refractive surgery. He performs all the latest types of corneal transplantation including DSAEK, DMEK and DALK. Dr. Kruger practiced in the Boston area for over one year before coming to Denver.

Dr. Kruger's interests include no stitch small incision cataract surgery with topical anesthesia without using needles, complex cataract surgery, dry eye treatment, refractive surgery, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, and the treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Kruger is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kruger enjoys spending time with his wife Jen, skiing, hiking, biking, traveling and learning new languages. He speaks French and Spanish and volunteers his time at the Stout Street Eye Clinic serving the homeless population of Denver.

Undergraduate Education:

  • Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 1996-2000 B.A.

Medical Education:

  • Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 2003-2007 M.D.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Postgraduate Education:

  • Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA 2007-2008, Medical Internship
  • University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • 2008-2011, Ophthalmology Residency
  • University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX
  • Clinical Service Chief 2010; Surgical Service Chief 2011
  • 2011-2012, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship


  • American Board of Ophthalmology, November 2012 99th percentile