Craig J Helm, MD Ophthalmology Open Now

Craig J Helm, MD

Valencia, CA 91355 (1 other location)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Easy scheduling
  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner

About Craig J Helm MD

Craig J Helm, MD is a health care provider primarily located in Valencia, CA, with another office in Palmdale, CA. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Helm is affiliated with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. He speaks Spanish and English.

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Craig J Helm has 2 locations

Helm Vision Group 27420 Tourney Rd Ste 100 Valencia, CA 91355
Helm Vision Group 619 w Avenue Q Ste C Palmdale, CA 93551


Craig J Helm has the following specialty

Specialty Expertise

Craig J Helm has the following 12 areas of expertise

  • Cataract
  • Lasik Surgery
  • Eye Exam
  • Blindness
  • Glaucoma
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Eye Pain
  • Refractive Surgical Procedures
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Vision Issues


3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2020)

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.


Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana

Medical School

UCLA/Jules Stein Eye Institute - Ophthalmology


UCLA/Jules Stein Eye Institute - Cornea and Refractive Surgery and Uveitis


Craig J Helm Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA LocalPlus
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Health Net PureCare One EPO Individual & Family Plan
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oscar Insurance CA
  • Self Pay
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC West SignatureValue Alliance

More about Craig J Helm

Dr. Craig J. Romero Helm obtained his bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from UCLA, where he was also a varsity gymnast. Dr. Helm went on to pursue his medical education at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Lousiana, where, based on academic achievement, he was selected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Afterwards, Dr. Helm completed residency training in ophthalmology at the prestigious UCLA/Jules Stein Eye Institute. He continued fellowship training at UCLA in cornea and refractive surgery and uveitis.

During his fellowship he was honored to be selected as a Heed Fellow. After completing fellowship training, Dr. Helm served in the United States Air Force at the Portsmouth Naval Medical Center for three years. Dr. Helm has coauthored numerous scientific papers and book chapters. While in Virginia, Dr. Helm was an active faculty member at the Eastern Virginia Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. After leaving the Air Force in 1996, he established a successful private practice in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, where he specialized in cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and laser vision correction.

In 2001, Dr. Helm moved to Santa Clarita to establish a premiere practice, excelling in delivering university-level care in a new state of the art setting. His practice focus remains cataract surgery, corneal transplantation and laser vision correction. He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and children. His outside interests include woodworking, guitar, piano, singing and staying in shape.

***The Palmdale location is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Friday. Please call for specific hours/days***