It's hard to believe with rain most everyday and temps in the mid-50s, but summertime is almost here. To greet the season, we'd like you to greet the newest smiling face who'll greet you when you call or enter the office, Christina Rosales. Christina was raised in Washington State - I guess this weather makes her feel like she hasn't left - but now calls Virginia her home. We're so glad to have her as part of our wonderful crew, and we know you'll like her too!!
We specialize in Contact Lenses, from the latest in One Day technology to complex fits involving scleral and hybrid lenses for eye disease or post surgical care, and now featuring Orthokeratolgy (OK for short, ok?). Orthokeratology is a procedure which can provide clear and comfortable, correction-free daytime vision through the use of special rigid lenses while sleeping. It may even slow down the increase in nearsightedness in children.
Out Optical features top lens and eyeglass designer frame brands including Crizal Anti-Reflection and Transitions lenses; Silhouette, Kate Spade, Guess, and Flexon eyewear; and the whole family of Alcon-Ciba contact lenses, among other hi-tech and top quality lines.
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At Dr. Steve Jacobs, Optometrist, it’s our mission to keep the eyes of Blacksburg and the NRV
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Dr. Steve Jacobs Answers Your Eyecare Questions
Are more people nearsighted these days or does it just seem that way?
Myopia (nearsightedness) is very common and becoming more common every day. In the United States it’s prevalence appears to have increased more than 50% in the past 40 years, now affecting over 40% of 12 to 54 year olds. Worldwide, it’s estimated that over ½ the world’s population will be nearsighted by 2050. In some Asian countries, the rate among university students is more than 80%!!! Nobody knows precisely what is causing it, but there is a relationship between sustained reading and computer work in childhood and the development of myopia. Genetics also plays a role as nearsighted parents are more likely to have nearsighted children.