Dr. Nichole Rioux, Optometrist 

Dr. Nichole Rioux, Optometrist.

Dr. Rioux received her Doctor of Optometry degree at Pacific University College of Optometry in 2007.  Dr. Rioux established her own distinguished optometric practice, at one time having three locations to serve her patients in the state of Oregon.  In 2018, Dr. Rioux returned home to Montana to provide that same extraordinary eye care to the Helena area.

Dr. Rioux provides all the comprehensive vision examinations for Helena Eye Clinic and is experienced in fitting various types of contact lenses. She also provides management of numerous eye conditions, including Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Dry Eyes and many others.  She has appointments daily for emergent eye care as well.

Dr. Rioux works in conjunction with Dr. Wilkerson to provide the most thorough eye care possible.


Dr. Craig L Wilkerson, Ophthalmologist

Dr. Craig L Wilkerson.

Dr. Wilkerson is a medical doctor who has received specialty training in surgery, diagnosis and management of disorders of the eye. Although ophthalmologists focus on the eye, Dr. Wilkerson understands that the eyes work in coordination with other parts of the body. His medical  training and years of experience allows him to recognize, detect, and treat many health related conditions.  Dr. Wilkerson proves excellent in coordination of  patient care with primary care physicians.

Dr. Wilkerson completed his training, as co-chief resident, at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Madison, WI.

Dr. Wilkerson specializes in treatment of cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, eye injuries, and many other acute and chronic eye conditions.

Dr. Wilkerson is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Montana Academy of Ophthalmology, where he served as President, Montana Medical Association, The Rotary Club, and the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce. He has participated in medical mission work in Africa and performed voluntary eye surgery in Central America.

Dr. Wilkerson has been serving the Helena area since 2004.