Serving Blacksburg, Christiansburg & NRV since 1990
Wishing everyone a wonderful winter 2016
Congratulations to our Best of Blacksburg Raffle winners and thank you to those benificent businesses of Blacksburg who donated items for the event. Together we raised over $1000 for NRV Cares and VICCC, two great non-profits serving some of the community's most vulnerable members.
When it's cold outside it's always warm in here. At Dr. Steve Jacobs, Optometrist, it's our mission to keep the eyes of Blacksburg and the NRV healthy, seeing clearly and looking great. We specialize in Contact Lenses, from the basic latest in One Day technolgy to complex fits involving scleral or hybrid lenses for eye disease or post surgical care.
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Whatever your visual needs, we want to be - the eye doctors to see -
in Blacksburg, Christiansburg and all of Virginia's New River Valley!!
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We're right across from the Virginia Tech campus at 620 N Main.
We feature Crizal Anti-Reflection lenses, Silhouette Eyewear and the whole family of Alcon-Ciba contact lenses, among other hi-tech and top quality lines.
Q&A with Dr. J
Dr. Steve Jacobs Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What exactly is pink eye?
Pink eye is really anything that makes the eye pink. The official term is conjunctivitis, meaning an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the mostly transparent, skinnish like covering over the white of the eye. When the eye is irritated, the conjunctiva swells and blood vessels in it dilate, giving the eye a pink or reddish appearance. Many different agents can lead to this, including bacteria, viruses, allergens, and toxic or mechanical irritants. Treatment and contagion protection depend on the specific cause. Often the cause can be determined based on history, eye appearance with specialized instruments, and symptoms. Viral pink eye, for example, is typically associated with increased light sensitivity, whereas itching is a key sign in allergic pink eye. There is a good deal of overlap with all kinds, however. Bacterial and viral pink eye are both contagious, and fairly common. With any pink eye, particularly if it is getting worse, or not getting any better within a day, it’s best to be seen by an eye care practitioner. She or he will have the experience, knowledge and instrumentation to provide the most efficient treatment and recommendations.
Read Dr. Jacobs' latest article in New River Valley magazine "Summertime, and the seeing is easy…."
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News & Events
- Feb 10, 2016 - Preventing Age-related Macular Degeneration
February is AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month in the United States, and it’s White Cane Week in Canada. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in adults aged 50 and older. Awareness... More »
- Jan 27, 2016 - Resolve to Prevent Glaucoma in 2016
- Dec 31, 2015 - Why Do We Need Glasses?
Refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. More »
- Dec 1, 2015 - Happy December - 2015