Nicholas Helderman, O.D. joined Dr. Tavel in 2020. He is originally from Marshall, IN and currently lives in Lafayette, IN, with his wife and daughter. After graduating from Taylor University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Biology, he worked as a pharmacy technician in Indianapolis. Dr. Helderman later decided to go to Indiana University for his Doctorate of Optometry, where he graduated in 2015. After 4.5 years of working in private practice in Lafayette, Indiana, he decided to join the excellent team at Dr. Tavel. Outside of work, Dr. Helderman enjoys spending time with family, IU Basketball, Marvel movies, building LEGO and going to concerts.