About Helmus Optometry
Drs. Mark and Joann Helmus, along with their daughter, second-generation optometrist Dr. Julie Helmus, have always considered Helmus Optometry a vital part of the Davis community and downtown Davis business district. Helmus Optometry has proudly remained Yolo County's longest serving, family-owned eye care provider for over 33 years. Patient care and community involvement is a core mission of our family practice, and includes supporting local school fundraisers and groups, as well as providing educational outreach.
Davis was a small community of under 5,000 residents when the town's first optometric practice was opened in 1950 by Dr. Richard Lindholtz. In 1986 Drs. Mark and Joann Helmus moved their young family from Berkeley, joined Dr. Lindholtz, and began Helmus Optometry. Advancements in the delivery of eye care, along with a growing community, led to the need for a larger facility. The current clinic was designed and built by Drs. Helmus in 2007. Dr. Julie Helmus grew up working along with her parents at the clinic as well as on volunteer vision trips and, after graduating from Pacific College of Optometry, joined the family practice in 2015. Dr. Julie, along with Dr. Joann, Dr. Sally Talaga, Dr. Lana Tu, Dr. Paymaun Anaashari and Dr. Clare Thomasy, now proudly continue to provide eye care for the Davis community.
At Helmus Optometry each member of our vision care team is selected based upon his or her experience, professional demeanor, and dedication to providing personalized care to our patients. Our entire Davis optometry staff is committed to ensuring the comfort and satisfaction of each and every patient. We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointment times that meet your needs. Our knowledgeable staff at Helmus Optometry will work with you to help you understand your vision insurance coverage to ensure you get the best vision care possible.
We know that you have a choice when it comes to Davis optometry, so we strive to provide comprehensive eye exams, a great selection of glasses, and personalized care.
Our staff speaks English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Urdu, Farsi, and Tagalog.