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.
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
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.