Our Doctors

Dr. Nicole Henriksen

Dr. Nicole Henriksen was named Montana’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 2014 and Helena’s 20 under 40 Award in 2019. She joined Helena Vision Center in 2010, specializing in pediatric care and ocular disease. Dr. Henriksen served as the state clinical coordinator for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program for seven years. She is a member of the Montana and American Optometric Associations, and is an InfantSee provider, providing comprehensive exams to infants at no charge. Dr. Henriksen grew up on her family ranch in central South Dakota and attended Black Hills State University, where she played basketball for the Lady Yellowjackets. She graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry, having received several awards for leadership and clinical excellence.

In her spare time, she enjoys backpacking, mountaineering, and coaching basketball. She also enjoys traveling and has done mission work in Chile and Uganda. Dr. Henriksen enjoys living in and serving the Helena community.

Dr. Matthew Nottingham

Dr. Matthew Nottingham joined Helena Vision Center in 2013. He grew up in Helena, MT and graduated from Helena High School in 2003. He played basketball for the Montana Tech Orediggers and graduated with honors in biological sciences. During his career at Montana Tech, Dr. Nottingham received the Rick Shaw Memorial award. In May 2012, he graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry where he received the Southwest Contact Lens Scholarship.  After graduation, Dr. Nottingham received additional training with a residency in ocular disease from the Huntington VA Medical Center in Huntington, WV.

In his spare time, Dr. Nottingham enjoys fly-fishing, hiking, exercising, and spending time with family.  Dr. Nottingham is very excited about returning to his home state and providing the Helena community with excellent optometric care.