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Dr. Don Helms, OD

Optometrist

Professional statement

Dr. Don Helms believes the individualized eye health and vision services he provides for you will be more meaningful if you have a better understanding of his professional philosophy. Optometry is the health care profession that is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders and diseases with corrective lenses and medications as well as the diagnosis of related health conditions. An eye exam starts the minute you set up your appointment, not just when you sit down in the exam room. Before I can start the physical side of carefully examining your eyes, I need to focus my attention to your medical history. Did you know that medical problems such as diabetes and other conditions, can be discovered in a carefully planned eye exam? You are not just my patient, you are my guest!

In-network insurances

  • ACE
  • Aetna
  • Amida Care

Specialties

  • Optometrist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Illinois College of Optometry, Doctor of Optometry

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1730125451

Office locations

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321 N. Michigan Avenue, (Street Level)

Chicago, IL 60601

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1760 W Wise Road

Schaumburg, IL 60193

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573 W Liberty St

Wauconda, IL 60084

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5101 W. Washington St., Suite 19

Gurnee, IL 60031

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Much more knowledge and friendly compared to most Eye Doctors I've been at. I am extremely happy with this practice.
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Very very pleased! Great place!
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He's efficient, but he also takes the time to make sure you get the right contacts for your eyes. He's very friendly and seems sincere in wanting to know how the product is working for you. He also remembered me and my husband from last year, which was nice.
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I would highly recommended this doctor. He's kind, and very informative. His staff are All so nice and helpful too. The wait time was within 5 minutes. Very good group of people here!
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He was very patient with my 5 year old and explained everything he was doing. Very nice!
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Very friendly and professional front office staff makes the entire experience a good one. I would go back again next year for an eye check up.
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I really enjoyed Dr Helms as well as Tatiana and the rest of the staff there. It's a very lovely space, convenient to my office in the Loop, and I'd recommend this practice to others. I just booked my second appointment. Thanks!
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He really cared about my eyes and was a really great doctor!! ??
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The Dr. made some off color jokes and had strange bedside manner. The doctor didn't write the script during my appointment hoping that I would stick around to buy glasses, so I had to wait around 30 minutes until he wasfinished with the next patient in order to get my script and leave...the staff refused to knock on the door...it was ridiculous.
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The regular contact lens appointment was fairly quick and Dr. Helms took the time to fit me into the right part of lenses. He double checked my insurance when I had some worries and ensured that I was getting the bestdeal. The location is very conveniently located and I was in and out all within my lunch break!
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Have been to Dr. Helms multiple times, the office as a whole runs smoothly, very helpful and friendly. Dr. Helms is extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. Would definitely recommend him.
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Dr. Helms was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful!
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Great doctor! Very professional and takes the time to answer all your questions.
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It was great , if I needed anything he is my doctor
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All new equipments to test your eyesight or any other problems with the eye. Doctor is great, keeps everything very simple and straight forward. I didn't have eye insurance but at no point, the office or doctor tried to force anykind of additional tests. Overall, one of the best eye doctors I have ever been to.
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Dr. Helms was great, took plenty of time to explain things about my prescription that no eye doctor has before. Very friendly, and very efficient with time.
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Quick and easy. Staff was good to deal with as well as Dr. Helms.
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I was really impressed by the care and attention I received. I was very happy overall.
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He was professional, friendly, welcoming. I feel confident in his diagnosis, didn't feel rushed.
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Kind guy and very helpful, Dr. Helm. Will come back again.
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He and his staff was very friendly and accommodating.
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Very personable, friendly, and knowledgeable.
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