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We’re looking forward to a wonderful year providing the friendliest and highest quality in service and care to the great folks of Blacksburg and all of the New River and Roanoke Valleys. We are committing this year to raising awareness of myopia (nearsightedness), the dangers it poses for eye disease later in life, and what we can do to help. Through orthokeratology, prescribing specialized soft contact lenses, pharmacological care, and behavior/lifestyle guidance, we can slow down the development of myopia and improve public health. Take a look at the appropriate pages on this site and/or give us a call.
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Q&A with Dr. J
Dr. Steve Jacobs Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What exactly is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology is a process involving the wearing of specifically designed rigid lenses while sleeping to mold and temporarily change the shape of the front of the eye.
It is an FDA approved procedure which allows appropriate individuals to go through the day seeing clearly without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses.
This can be effective for kids as well as adults and is a wonderful option for those with active lifestyles.
What really neat, though, is that research shows it can slow nearsightedness by half during the childhood years when it is most likely to develop and progress. This, in turn, may decrease the likelihood of a number of eye diseases later in life.
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.
Help us say “Mission Accomplished”
Whatever your visual needs, we want to be *THE eye doctors to see* in Blacksburg, VA!!!
We’re right across from the Virginia Tech campus at 620 North Main Street.
Whether it’s hot or 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.