Having served our community since 1946, Helena Vision Center is dedicated to bringing you the best eye care services available. With knowledgeable doctors, caring staff, and state-of-the-art technology, we guarantee that you are in great hands. From eye health to fashionable eyewear, we have you covered.


Helena Vision Center was started by Dr. John C. Howard in 1946. Dr. Howard, affectionately known by “Jack” was joined by Dr. Diane Gray in August, 1978.  In August of 1981, Dr. Gray’s husband, Dr. Bruce Coen, joined the practice. Dr. Howard retired in 1984 and theoffice moved across the street to its current location, Livery Square on Last Chance Gulch. Since 2010, Dr. Nicole Henriksen and Dr. Matthew Nottingham have joined the team at Helena Vision Center, focusing on ocular disease and pediatrics.

Our Doctors

Dr. Nicole Henriksen

Dr. Nicole Henriksen

Dr. Nicole Henriksen was named Montana’s Young Optometrist of the Year in 2014. She joined Helena Vision Center in 2010, specializing in pediatric care and ocular disease. Dr. Henriksen is the state clinical coordinator for the Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program. 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, running, 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

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.

Dr. Angie Biskupiak

Dr. Angie Biskupiak

Dr. Angie Biskupiak joined Helena Vision Center in 2020. She grew up in Helena, graduating from Helena High School in 2011. She continued with her education at Carroll College with a major in biology, graduating with honors in 2015. Dr. Biskupiak then went on to receive her doctorate in optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry with honors. She loves living in Helena, and spends her free time hiking, camping, and skiing whenever she can, as well as spending time with family and friends.

534 N Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601-3303
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