Our Staff


At Eyecare Professionals, our staff is friendly and professional. Our commitment is to provide exceptional customer service to all of our Mandan patients. We take pride in our personalized care and strive to spend the necessary time with each patient to ensure a comfortable experience.

Our Mandan optometry professionals are passionate about providing high-quality care to our family of patients. We focus on providing comprehensive eye exams, a large selection of fashionable eyewear, and the best possible vision care. Come in today to meet our Mandan staff and make an appointment.

Mandan Staff

Office Manager/Insurance Specialist

Rita has been at Eyecare Professionals keeping our staff and doctors organized and the office running smoothly for over 30 years. She diligently files all insurance claims and is knowledgeable with insurance plans offered to patients.  You may also find her friendly face out front working many days. On her off time, she enjoys gardening, crafts and spending time with family.



Registered Nurse

Mary Helmers is a Registered Nurse. She is a native of Solen, ND and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Mary. Mary began her career with Custer District Health Unit, followed by ten years in Pediatric and Adult Oncology as an Oncology Certified Nurse, 5 years with the Department of Human Services as administrator of the State Review Team, and 5 years as a Certified Nurse Case Manager for ND Workforce Safety and Insurance before joining the team at Dry Eye Consultants, a Division of Eyecare Professionals.


Optical Sales/Ordering

Jolene has been with Eyecare Professionals for over 30 years. She is responsible for optical sales and ordering. Her friendly attitude may greet you at the reception desk or in our eyewear area. She enjoys assisting patients with all eyewear questions and helping pick out the perfect eyewear to fit everyone's style. Jolene enjoys her free time spending time with her family.


Optical Frames

Rose joined the Eyecare team over 20 years ago. She assists patients with frame selection, as well as discussing different lens styles and options to fit each individual's needs. She also assists with contact lens fittings. Rose enjoys having a good laugh with patients. She enjoys spending time with loved ones and going four-wheeling and cooking for hunting season.


Patient Services

Chelsea joined the Eyecare Professional team in June of 2012. She has a friendly smile, and bubbly personality and takes great pleasure in helping patients. Chelsea assists with thoroughly pre-testing patients prior to seeing the doctor and occasionally helps with frame selection in the optical department. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and chasing her two sons.


Patient Services

Jayre came to our staff in the summer of 2011. She seats the patients in the exam room, discusses any visual problems or concerns the patient may have and performs the initial testing prior to patients seeing the doctor. She will also be found at the front desk helping check-in patients smoothly. In time away from the office she is having fun with her three children and husband.


Office Assistant

Nichole joined the Eyecare team in April of 2019. She can be found smiling at the reception desk while scheduling appointments as well as guiding patients through pre-testing and communicating their visual concerns to the doctors. When she’s not running the OCT machine, she’s snowmobiling with her dad or making grilled cheese sandwiches with her boyfriend.


Washburn Staff

Patient Services

Jodi came to our office in December of 2011. She performs a variety of tasks to assist the optometrist such as the initial testing to prepare the patient for their eye exam, record medical histories and ensuring the equipment and testing areas are clean and well sanitized.


Office Assistant/Insurance Specialist

Cindy has been at Eyecare Professionals for over 30 years in our Washburn location. She files insurance and is knowledgeable about insurance plans. She also works at the reception area scheduling appointments and in the optical department to assist you with ordering eyeglasses. She also assists with contact lens dispensing. Cindy is happy to help you with your eye care needs.


Hazen Staff

Office Assistant/Insurance Specialist

Desi joined the Hazen staff in 2002. She files insurance, works at the reception area scheduling appointments as were as in the optical department to assist with the ordering of glasses. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.


Optical Sales/Ordering

Shelly joined the Eyecare Professionals staff in Hazen during September of 2005. She assists patients with frame selection, as well as discussing different lens styles and options to fit each individual's needs. Shelly has been married to Chuck for over 40 years. She enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time.


Office Assistant

Renee joined us at the Hazen location in August 2018. She does all of the pre-testing of each patient prior to their exam. Renee enjoys antiquing with her husband, and also has 2 daughters and one granddaughter to spend time with.

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