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Meet The Eye Doctors of Blacksburg Eye Associates

Our Blacksburg optometrists are here to help you with all your vision needs. From your annual eye exam to advanced medical eye care services such as, vision and learning development, visual perceptual analysis and therapy, sports vision enhancement, concussion visual neuro rehabilitation, dry eye treatment, myopia control, ortho-keratology, scleral lenses fitting for corneal disease.

Dr. Courtney Melchione

Dr. Melchione is now seeing patients for comprehensive eye exams, with a focus on specialty contact lenses, treatments for slowing the progression of nearsightedness, and dry eye disease. Dr. Melchione grew up in Lexington, Virginia. During high school she started exploring healthcare careers, and while working with her family optometrist she became fascinated by the intricacies of the eye and the impact optometry has in the lives of patients. Dr. Melchione completed a degree in Biology with a minor in...


Dr. Courtney Melchione O.D.


Dr. Adrianna Hempelmann O.D.

Dr. Adrianna Hempelmann

Dr. Hempelmann is now seeing patients, with a focus on pediatrics (17 and under), patients with binocular vision disorders (eye turns, lazy eye, etc) of any age, and is helping oversee the vision development and rehab clinic at Blacksburg Eye. Dr. Hempelmann is a tried and true Mountaineer who graduated from West Virginia University in 2005 with a degree in biology. While at WVU, she realized she wanted to pursue health care. Always loving her annual visit to the eye...

Dr. Colleen Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell is a proud Hokie who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2007 with a degree in biology and a minor in psychology.  While enrolled at Tech, she was active in several volunteer organizations, founded the pre-optometry club, and was a member of the National Scholars Honor Society and Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Health Professional Honor Society at VT. She moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the New England College of Optometry, where she spent the next four years studying...


Dr. Colleen Mitchell O.D., F.A.A.O.


Dr. John Dovie O.D., F.A.A.O.

Dr. John Dovie

Dr. Dovie is a therapeutic certified optometrist (optometric physician) who has been practicing since 2004. Dr. Dovie is a cum laude graduate from Virginia Tech (1999 major in biology, minor in chemistry). He married his high school sweetheart after graduation and in 2000 moved to Philadelphia, PA, where he attended the doctor of optometry program at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now part of Salus University). In 2004 Dr. Dovie graduated from PCO and was selected to participate in the...