Our friendly front desk staff is ready and willing to help you with scheduling appointments, answering billing questions, and understanding insurance coverages. Our licensed and certified opticians are highly qualified in selecting the best ophthalmic lenses and frames based on your needs and individual style, doing repairs and making frame adjustments. The optometric technicians assist doctors with scheduling patient surgeries and post op care, selecting the best contact lenses for you and your lifestyle, and answering many eye health related questions.
Helena Vision Center was started by Dr. John C. Howard in 1946. Dr. Howard, affectionately known as “Jack,” was joined by Dr. Diane Gray in August of 1978. In August of 1981, Dr. Gray’s husband, Dr. Bruce Coen, joined the practice. When Dr. Howard retired in 1984, the office moved across the street to its previous location, Livery Square on Last Chance Gulch. Dr. Nicole Henriksen joined the practice in 2010, followed by Dr. Matthew Nottingham in 2013. Dr. Gray retired in 2018 and Dr. Coen in 2019. We moved into our location in the Seeley Building on Last Chance Gulch in fall 2021.