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Located on North Main Street across from the Va. Tech campus

Located on North Main Street across from the Va. Tech campus

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Our Optometry Clinic

Visit Our Optometry Clinic – For Expert Eye Care in Blacksburg

Dr. Jacobs has been caring for the eyes of his neighbors in Blacksburg and the New River Valley since escaping from New York in 1988. After working for another local eyecare establishment, Dr. Jacobs gathered the courage and financial resources to open the North Main Street office in 1990 – and hasn’t looked back.


Drs. Jacobs & Diaz  - Your Eye Doctors in Blacksburg 

Our optical and office staff is comprised of six smiling and helpful, full time hard workers, two of whom have been with the office over 18 years, one going on 11, and the other three, relative newcomers. Please learn more about these wonderful women on the "Our Team" page. Whether you come in for an exam, the newest fashion frame, to browse Dr. J's art gallery and antique eyewear, or just to talk and share a few minutes, we know we've done our part if you leave with a smile.

At Drs. Jacobs & Diaz's Eye Clinic, our optometrists, Drs. Steve Jacobs and Martin Diaz, take the time to get to know you and your eyes to ensure you receive the proper treatment.  Our Blacksburg optometry clinic also welcomes residents of nearby Christiansburg, Radford, the New River Valley and surrounding locations.


Schedule an appointment at our eye care clinic today for expert eye care in Blacksburg!

Schedule an Eye Exam online  Call Us: (540) 605-9537

Our Mission Statement

Dr. Steve Jacobs , Optometrist, opened in August, 1990 with the goal of helping our community to see well, look good, and be informed on issues of visual health and well-being. It is our business to provide comprehensive optometric eye care. It is our pleasure to treat our patients as members of our extended families. We strive to know our patients’ needs and wants, and to provide personalized attention in a unique atmosphere offering warmth, knowledge, skill and fun. And a fresh baked cookie with every visit.

Protecting our Patients from Coronavirus Disease Outbreak

Making sure our patients and staff are safe is our top priority. While the risk of getting the COVID-19 in the US is currently low, we know many patients are concerned about the spread of Coronavirus.

Our Promise to Our Patients:

We understand the obvious concern that coronavirus has brought to the area. We want to make you aware of the steps we are taking to protect our patients and team members in this time of uncertainty.

We request the following of patients:

  1. If you have traveled in the last 14 days to a country other than the U.S. where coronavirus has been diagnosed, or to any area in this country that has had a number of cases of concern (eg, Seattle, DC-NY metro area, parts of CA, etc…) please call the office to reschedule your appointment for next month or beyond.
  2. If you have any symptoms that mimic that of the coronavirus, which includes a fever or respiratory symptoms, including a cough, please call and reschedule your appointment at least 14 days from now.
  3. If you suspect that you have had direct contact with people who have been around any of the people who have tested positive for the coronavirus, please call us to reschedule your visit beyond 14 days from now.
  4. Remember to follow basic hygiene guidelines to avoid the spread of germs, which includes washing your hands thoroughly with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Our staff will also follow these guidelines and will not be present at work if they exhibit any of the above-mentioned symptoms:

  1. Any eye doctor or team member who is sick is staying home
  2. We sanitize every piece of equipment after each use and again at the end of the day (as part of our precautions we always adhere to).
  3. We will sanitize all patient contact surfaces between every patient.
  4. Our team washes their hands often throughout the day
  5. If we don’t shake hands with our patients during this time, please don’t take it personally.
  1. Please call us with any questions or concerns, and if you feel it best for you or your family member to reschedule your appointment, feel free to do so.
  2. We do expect this to be an ongoing situation in our area for an extended period of time, and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this time. We will continue to give recommendations based on the evidence we have on safe delivery of eye care in a time of uncertainty.

For the most up-to-date information on treatments, FAQs, news and more, please visit the following official health organizations:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) at

World Health Organization (WHO) at

Thank you for helping us to protect all of our patients.

Drs. Jacobs, Steckenrider and Staff