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

Are computers dangerous for the eyes?

Let’s just say computers and other electronic devices aren’t the eyes’ best friends. They may lead to more nearsightedness (myopia), eyestrain and dry eye, and over years, increase the chance of macular degeneration. Research indicates nearsightedness has increased dramatically since the 1970s. As children spend more of their leisure time on devices, it is usually at the expense of outdoor activities, and more outdoor time is related to less myopia. Dry eye may not sound like a big deal… until you have it. It decreases visual efficiency, makes driving more difficult, and increases the chance of eye infections, besides being uncomfortable. Sustained concentration when working with screens decreases blinking and adds to dry eye. New research now also indicates that the high energy visible (HEV) blue light associated with LEDs may damage cells in the back of the eye. Over the course of many years, this may add to the incidence of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss as one ages. We can’t (or, at least, won’t) throw away our computers, tablets and phones, but there are ways to reduce the problems they may cause. More on this in the coming months.

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