Serving Blacksburg, Christiansburg & NRV since 1990

 The insurance year ends June 30th for VT and some other local employers.  If you have a Flexible Benefit Account, be sure to Use It, so you don't Lose It.  We can help if you have any questions.   We offer the latest in Contact Lens and Eyewear Technology and you won't find more knowledgeable, helpful and friendly staff members anywhere.  We'll help you see your best and look your best.  
Fran's still even baking cookies for everyone.  Come on in.  You'll be glad you did!!   

 At Dr. Steve Jacobs, Optometrist, it's our mission to keep the eyes of Blacksburg and the NRV healthy, seeing clearly and looking great.   Whether you need sunglasses, anti-allergy eye drops, the latest in contact lenses, or just want to have fun trying on our great selection of eyeglasses, we're the eye doctors to see in Blacksburg, VA!!!

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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 are cataracts?

“Cataract” comes from the Latin and Greek for waterfall.  As far as the eyes go, it refers to the clouding of the lens of the eye which begins to look like the cloudy white water of a waterfall.  The lens sits just behind the pupil and helps focus light onto the back of the eye.  It’s made of very precisely arranged molecules keeping it clear.  When this orientation is lost due to aging, trauma, or certain medications, the lens loses its transparency.  Once this gets to a point of interfering with normal activities, the lens can be removed (usually by breaking it up with ultrasound and vacuuming it out) and replaced with an artificial lens.  The surgeon can determine what power this needs to be for good distance vision and then there may only be the need for drugstore reading glasses.  This is perhaps the greatest quality of life procedure out there.  About 3 million are done in the US each year.

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