Dr. John Helmers was born and raised in Kenmare, ND. After leaving his hometown, he attended NDSU. Then, moving out of state, he attended and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1984.
Dr. John, now an optometrist, moved back to ND and started in practice with his brother, Dr. James Helmers, and Dr. Daniel Long (retired) in Mandan. The practice has satellite offices in Washburn and Hazen.
Dr. John enjoys seeing everyone from infants through seniors and thoroughly helping each patient with their individual needs. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Dakota Optometric Association. He participates in the Infant See and Vision USA programs. Dr. John also enjoys his membership on the Mandan Ducks Unlimited committee, Pheasants Forever, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Dr. John and his wife Mary have raised three daughters in Mandan. Two of their daughters, Dr. Emily Zinke and Dr. Anna Helmers have now joined the practice. As a family, the Helmers' enjoy the outdoors, anything from fishing to hunting. They are also avid supporters of the Mandan Braves. And nowadays, they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren.