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Welcome to Drs. Botts & Botts, Optometrists

Eyes are important indicators of overall health, and comprehensive eye care goes beyond a prescription for glasses or contact lenses. At Drs. Botts & Botts, Optometrists, we take the time to get to know you, your eye care history, and your vision needs. Our optometrists provide the expert care, advice, options, and follow up you need whether you are a new patient or an existing one.

Great Eyewear and Eye Care in Southwest Virginia

From our offices in Big Stone Gap and Pennington Gap, Drs. Botts & Botts, Optometrists serves patients from Southwest Virginia – schedule an appointment today. If you have a moment, please give us your feedback about our site and your experiences with our Practice.


Robert E. Botts, OD

Dr. Bob co-founded Drs. Botts & Botts in Big Stone Gap in 1979.  In 1992, the practice expanded into Lee County with a second office in Pennington Gap. Dr. Bob is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. He is a member of the Lonesome Pine...

Robert A. Botts, OD

Dr. Andrew Botts initially joined Drs. Botts & Botts during high school, working as a part-time Optometric Assistant.  He returned to the practice and began his own optometric career in 2014.  Dr. Andrew is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.  He completed clinical internships at...

We now carry Miraflex Glasses - great protective eyewear for your kids!

Q&A with Dr. Botts

Dr. Botts Answers Your Eyecare Questions

At what age do I need to bring my children in for eye exams?

Our doctors typically recommend an exam at 6 months, between 2-3 years, and again immediately prior to starting kindergarten.
After that time, a yearly eye exam is a good rule of thumb. Children that are at risk of systemic or eye problems should be evaluated more frequently at the recommendation of their doctor.
Even if you do not suspect that your child has an issue with their eyes or vision, we recommend frequent eye exams. These evaluations are designed to identify visual and eye health issues that could complicate your child’s development. A majority of these issues may not be obvious to the average person.

Focus Your Attention On These Key Areas

Focus on Eyeglasses

Our staff will help you find the best fit for your specific needs and explain how different lenses and frames will impact your vision.

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Advanced Technology

Learn about the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.

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Comprehensive Eye Exams

Learn about eye exams, what’s involved in a comprehensive exam, and special considerations for kids and contacts.

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Our Vision Is to Maximize Yours!

The doctors and staff of Drs. Botts & Botts, Optometrists are dedicated health care professionals committed to providing quality comprehensive eye care services and eye wear to our patients in a professional, friendly and timely manner.

In the mountains of Southwest Virginia, The Botts family has been providing eye care since the 1920’s. Drs. Botts & Botts, Optometrists was founded in Big Stone Gap, VA in 1979. We love this area and call it our home. We take our charge seriously and strive to provide your family with the best eye care in the region.