Dr. Kruchen earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees from Indiana University. He began his optometric career practicing in Michigan. He moved to Colorado in 1984 and joined Mountain Vista Eye Care in 1990.
He is a member of the American and Colorado Optometric Associations and has served on the optometric associations' legislative and awards committees.
Dr. Kruchen has two daughters and enjoys skiing, biking, hiking and swimming.