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braintap headphonesWe are thrilled to introduce BrainTap – an auditory-visual brain wave entrainment gizmo that’s basically a mini-spa treatment for the mind and spirit.

The first time I experienced it, I knew this was something very special. Fifteen minutes and it felt like I’d had a weekend long relaxing getaway. The first 5 minutes were OK, but then the mind opens, the breath deepens, the muscles release and the remainder of the session feels like it should go on forever.

The power of BrainTap lies in three components: A) the device itself – providing programmed coordination of lights and sound to stimulate specific brain wave patterns associated with attention, calm reflection, or deep relaxation; B) the use of selected guided meditations to enhance and positively leverage these brain states; and C) numerous modules of thematically related sessions to reinforce and strengthen positive behavioral and psychological change.

Is stress interfering with your optimal performance? Do you have difficulty sustaining concentration and staying on task? Forty five unique sessions can be found in the “Stress-Free Me” module, ranging from “Meditation and Relaxation for a Peaceful Heart”, to “Allowing a Life of Health and Abundance”, to “Transforming Procrastination into Total Motivation”.
Other modules include “Wake-Up”, “Children and Learning”, “Weight Wellness”, “Go To Sleep”, and “Optimal Health” as examples.

Within each module, sessions may provide motivational guidance along with optimized light and sound patterns to stimulate specific brain activity, or be devoid of words, relying solely on the power of visual and aural cues to place the brain in its best spot.

This technology is so effective and so pleasant we’re sure you’ll want it to be a part of your weekly wellness practice. What better way to see if we’re right than to try it out for yourself. Give us a call and we’ll set up a time for up to two free sessions. The first will be an introductory 10-15 minute BrainTap journey to familiarize you with this transformative technology. Your second session offers any of the 100s of titles available. Once you decide to continue on a regular basis, our staff will work with you to develop a personalized program to attain your goals. Sessions are available on an individual “pay-as-you-go” basis for $20 each, or as a package of 10 for $150, offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings and all day Wednesday and Friday.

While using the headset is the most powerful way to experience BrainTap, listening to the guided meditations gives a good idea how motivating positive language can be! We encourage you to come in for a complete experience, but we are also happy to offer a free 15 day trial allowing unlimited access to all sessions thru a phone app. If you find this as beneficial as we think you will, you may be interested in subscribing for daily at home use to complement once or twice weekly in-office sessions with the head set.

For those preferring regular use in the privacy of their homes, headsets are available to purchase or to rent, and even on a rent-to-own basis.

Experience the extraordinary in mindful relaxation and peace. Experience a free session and you’ll leave with a smile on your face. Experience how you can feel calmer and more focused than you thought easily possible. Experience BrainTap!!!


We’ll soon be “Eyes on Main”! And that’s not the only news... please offer a warm welcome to Dr. Mike Gowen.

From Dr. J:

I opened my office in 1990 – That’s 30 years coming up on August 1st!!   In some ways it feels like yesterday, and in others, like forever.  Along with so much else that has changed this year, one more occasion is on the horizon.  I am excited to announce that I am selling my practice to Dr. Mike Gowen.  Dr. G and his wife, SallyAnn, met at Virginia Tech close to 40 years ago. They have been proud and loud Hokies ever since and dreamed of returning to live in Blacksburg.  Both are strong supporters of the arts, athletics and the civic engagement that make this a very special place to live, work and play!

I am thrilled to be handing the baton to a doctor who believes as I do in community service. Plus, he is laser focused also on individualized patient care, personal and professional intellectual advancement and enjoying the good things and kind people who come along every day.

Better yet, I’m not going anywhere!  I will continue seeing patients, focusing on visual rehab for those suffering from concussions/TBI, working to control the progression and consequences of nearsightedness through orthokeratology and other treatments, and counseling all regarding the inter-relation of the eyes, brain and body, along with the importance of nutrition, exercise and mental well-being.  There’s so much I yet want to learn and do, and now I won’t have to worry about arguing with insurance companies.  I’m excited!

From Dr. G:

It’s impossible to express how pleased I am to be moving to Blacksburg. It has long been the dream of my wife and I to become a part of this unique town, where we met as Virginia Tech students and continued to frequent as alumni.    I look forward to the privilege of serving the people of Blacksburg and bringing my lifetime of experience in the field of eye care to serve one and all. I'm delighted that Dr. Steve Jacobs will remain with the practice, which will now be “EYES on Main.” I consider it a great privilege to continue the exemplary patient care and community service that Dr. Jacobs has and will continue to provide to the New River Valley. Together we will serve the Blacksburg community with the same culture of care and community involvement that has always been a part of this practice.

 More updates to follow.  Send us a message or give us a call with questions, comments, or to set up an appointment.

We can always be reached at 540-953-0136!

Sincerely,Dr. J, Dr. S, Dr. G & staff