Dr. Barbara Helms, OD

Dr. Barbara Helms, OD

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Optometry | Female | 53 years old

Here at Helms Optical, we believe your glasses and contact lenses should not only help you to see well, but look good too. Our practice is built on combining the best vision care possible with an exclusive selection of the latest styles in frames and lenses. Our optometrist, Dr. Barb Helms has helped thousands of families find the perfect eye wear, from fashion forward women to soccer mad kids. From serious to saucy, from whimsical to dramatic, we can help you find the perfect eye wear, whatever your style.Read more

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Care Philosophy

Here at Helms Optical, we believe your glasses and contact lenses should not only help you to see well, but look good too. Our practice is built on combining the best vision care possible with an exclusive selection of the latest styles in frames and lenses. Our optometrist, Dr. Barb Helms has helped thousands of families find the perfect eye wear, from fashion forward women to soccer mad kids. From serious to saucy, from whimsical to dramatic, we can help you find the perfect eye wear, whatever your style.Read more

Dr. Helms' Experience

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Helms to family and friends
4.9
based on 26 total surveys
Key Survey Insights
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Helms
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (26)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (25)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Helms' Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (26)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (26)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes (26)
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Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Occupational Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Sports Vision

Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Chalazion
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Disorders
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Dilatation
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Hazy Vision
  • Hypotropia
  • Iritis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Meibomitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Refractive Eye Disorders
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinopathy
  • Severe Myopia
  • Strabismus-Like Double Vision
  • Stye
  • Vertical Heterophoria
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Watering Eyes

Procedures Performed

  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Prism Lenses
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0
    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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    What are board actions

Education

  • Undergraduate School
    Ferris State University

    Graduated in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Helms has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Helms' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Specializes in Optometry
  • Malpractice claims in Michigan not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Helms' Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Helms

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How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Helms' Care Philosophy

Here at Helms Optical, we believe your glasses and contact lenses should not only help you to see well, but look good too. Our practice is built on combining the best vision care possible with an exclusive selection of the latest styles in frames and lenses. Our optometrist, Dr. Barb Helms has helped thousands of families find the perfect eye wear, from fashion forward women to soccer mad kids. From serious to saucy, from whimsical to dramatic, we can help you find the perfect eye wear, whatever your style.