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Qualifications and Experience
Kristin Liffick Jacob, O.D. is an University of Washington graduate with a doctorate from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She completed an internship with Northwest Eye Surgeons before graduation. She is a current member of the American Optometric Society and Optometric Physicians of Washington. She has been seeing patients in the greater Seattle area since 2001. Dr. Jacob began wearing contacts at the age of eight years old, and has worn spectacles, soft yearly contact lenses, soft 2 week disposable contact lenses, soft daily disposable contact lenses and rigid gas permeable contact lenses. She had a successful LASIK procedure performed in 2002. Whether it's glasses, contacts or LASIK you are interested in, Dr. Jacob will be able to give you advice from years of her own personal experience. In her off time, Dr. Jacob enjoys doing activities with her husband, nine year old son and three year old daughter. Gardening, running and cooking are favorite hobbies.
Verified Patient Reviews
Always a pleasure.
Pleasant and professional.
She is really good professional
My appointment with Dr. Kristin Jacob was amazing. She really takes her time to explain what she is doing and how my family history might affect my vision in the future. She is thorough without rushing, and genuinely cares about your health. Would definitely recommend her to my friends or family for yearly check-ups, and for new prescriptions.
Dr. Jacob was very funny and easy-going. She was very thorough in her examination and recommended a number of treatments for an on-going eye problem. I would definitely see her again.
Very friendly and patient. Staff is great!
I’ve been going to see Dr Jacob for my annual eye exam for at least 10 years. She is certainly one of the best, most thorough, and approachable Dr’s I have had. I would highly recommend her for anyone seeking professional eye care or routine eye exams and prescriptions.
She was great, I had some concerns and she addressed everyone and was very thorough. I would definitely refer her and will go back .
She was very kind I'd highly recommend her to anyone
It was fantastic and great! Feel like it was a great visit and she really cares about me as a patient.
I highly recommend Dr Jacob, she very friendly, approachable, and very knowledgeable. She is now my Kids, I and my mom doctor.
When I arrived at the office, I was greeted by the friendly and patient wait staff who took me in for an initial checkup the moment I finished my paperwork. It took the Optometrist about 30 seconds to see me once I had finished my checkup. Kristin was friendly and extremely thorough and took time to carefully answer all of my questions. I especially appreciate how the office has invested in new tech that is more comfortable for the patient. Specifically a retinal photo instead of having to be dilated, and a pressure sensor that doesn't blow a puff of air into your eye. Not having my pupils dilated allowed me to go right back to work!
Highly recommend Dr. Kristin.
The doctor and her assistant were friendly, thorough, and knowledgeable. Everything was explained and my choices were respected.
Both the tech and doctor were friendly and helpful
Dr. Jacob was very knowledgeable and quick to diagnosis problems with several solutions and options available for treatment. She was very professional and a joy to work with. Along with the professionalism and courtesy, she genuinely felt interested in seeing any eye problems I had addressed in as prompt a manner as possible.
She was very helpful and friendly to converse with. It felt like she genuinely cared about getting the right prescription for me and I wasn't rushed out of there. Definitely sticking with her for all my eye care.
She was great but the tech that did the initial test was horrible!
Not my first visit to Dr. Jacob, and, as always, she did excellent job. Many thanks, doctor!
She was very professional and I would recommend anyone to her anytime
She was pretty chill. Loved her.
Dr. Kristen Jacob was personable, knowledgeable and efficient. I had an emergency for contact lenses and she was able to provide them for me that day. A great experience!
She is always nice!
Dr Jacob took her time and made sure that we had the best client experience.
I and my dougher have a very pleasant time at Dr Jocob office. No waiting time, office staff was very kind and professional. Dr Jacob is also very placenta, professional and make my 13year old feel comfortable during her exam. She also clearly explained the things we need to know, which it wasn't explained from prior doctors. we are really happy that we found Dr Jocob. We highly recommend her.
The entire visit was so comfortable, personable and very professional. Dr Jacob is very knowledgeable and listened to all my concerns and addressed them all! Love her! Third year exam with her.
I was there because I had an impact to the eye. Very thorough investigation leaving no stones upturned! I felt very taken care of and cared for!
Dr. Jacob is the best. She has always given me the best care possible. I highly recommend her.
My daughter and I have been seen by Dr. Jacob for 10 years and we hope to continue to see her. Her office is a marvel in space efficiency, and her staff is always on top of my paperwork. She is thorough while taking care to not confuse me with medical jargon.
Excellent treatment and nice bedside manner.
I had gone for a general eye checkup, she is really cool and clarified my doubts. I would recommend her!
Yesterday appointment was so disappointing . There is no proper communication. Doctor seems to be hurry as there are 3 more patients waiting for her and she want to make it quick. I never had this experience before also she never asked me if i have any concerns and questions. She was focusing on completing the task.
Very thorough examination. She explained things well and made sure I had the right contacts before I left. Will definitely go back.
Dr. Jacob was very helpful and patient with me.
Everyone was kind and professional. There was a relaxed atmosphere in the office. Dr. Jacob was knowledgeable and patient answering all my questions.
The visit with Dr Jacob was very professional and helpful with the questions I had. Too bad the issues with my insurance carrier (in no way Dr Jacob's fault) made it a little for myself, Dr Jacob and Chip Jacob (thanks again for your help).
She is a very good doctor. I really liked her and I really liked her advice. However the office place itself was not really tidy. There were a lot of displaced boxes lying around so I had to step over them to reach the certain places.
Definitely coming back again! Kristin was awesome, very personable and easy to talk to! She made sure I knew exactly what was going on with my eyes and answered all my questions. Would recommend highly to others!!
I was there early, and the client before me didn't show up so I got to go just as soon as i filled out the forms quickly. unfortunately the front desk lady's were not very nice but the doctors made up for it.
Dr Jacobs is always so kind, informative and there is never a dull moment during checkups :)
Sophie (the assistant) was awesome and very personable. Kristin was just as great and had amazing bedside manner. She explained everything well and was very nice.
Dr. Jacob and her assistant are very professional and approachable. I have been seeing Dr. Jacob for several years now for my eye exams and contact fittings and I would highly recommend her.
She is an absolutely phenomenal optometrist. My daughter and I have been going to her for years and we have an amazing experience every time.
Kristin was very friendly and explained all she was doing and explained each result. really wanted to get to know me and her staff was equally friendly. I highly recommend!!!!
Dr. Jacob was very professional and friendly while doing my eye exam. She was very patient at helping me figure out the right contact lenses and discussing options. However, she did not measure pupillary distance (PD), which caused a great inconvenience for me trying to order glasses from Warby Parker online. I know there are options to measure PD yourselves, but I'm reluctant to take any chances when it comes to my eyes. My friends who go to some other optometrist did get their PD measurements and put in their prescription so it's definitely not something unusual to ask for. And when I called her office to request it, the front desk basically said there's not way to get it unless I go to an eye glasses store to have it taken while buying my glasses. Therefore I wouldn't recommend coming here for prescriptions especially if don't want to limit your glasses options to highly monopolized physical glasses stores.
Great staff, friendly and knowledgeable.
I took both my kids in to see her. She was great!
I am so unhappy with my visit. I left almost in tears. Not only was my appointment not on the schedule the people at the front desk had no idea what they were doing. Then because I think they didn't have my appointment scheduled they pretty much did an eye exam in ten minutes and because she was so rushed literally running around the office she barely took the time to go through which ones I could see better with. Once I told her "number two" she had already thought my prescription had gotten worse and then when number two came back as my original that I came in with she goes "oh well we will just move your prescription up a bit" like she didn't even know what my prescription could be. I had to pay a copay for this and I'm so upset. My eyes are a very serious thing and I would not go here again. I would rather pay out of pocket at a place that takes their time than go here again where I felt like I could leave with someone else's prescription in my eyes and no one would know. Very very disappointed and now I have to look for another place and I don't even know if my insurance will allow that.
Fast and easy. Dr. Jacob found a new prescription for my very bad eyes quickly and got me hooked up with some contact lenses. Highly recommend.
Very quick and accurate.polite and professional.
Good explanation of exam findings. Helpful information on insurance and billing policies. Great experience!
Dr. Jacob is absolutely amazing! She took care of my daughter and her first eye exam and first pair of glasses, and I came back to get my annual done and get new contacts. We will only be seeing Dr. Jacob.
She is a great OD and very friendly.
She's fantastic...real nice...knows what she's doing and quick...
Kristin was great, very thorough and detailed in her exam and very professional and relatable. I would not use Paris Miki Optical - the eye glass company that shares the same office as Kristin. Under my VSP plan I'm eligible with Lasik to get sunglasses each year. It does not have to have a prescription, but the lady who helped me said the only way to get the sunglasses under the plan was to have a prescription added to the lenses. That was a bit frustrating. Also in other optical stores, the workers help you pick out glasses that frame your face. The two ladies at the counter only addressed me when I had picked out what I wanted. They did not offer any suggestions. Overall, terrible customer service and lack of knowledge of the plans. Which is surprising, because Kristin is sooo on top of the customer service aspect. So I recommend Kristin highly, not the optical store that shares her place.
She is professional. Has good knowledge over indian metrics of way of eye care.
Kudos - Great experience with Kristin (Dr. J.) is awesome - smart, caring, and effecient. One of the best health car experiences I have had.
Not so sure about the 'bedside manner' but very professional!
we all see Dr. Jacob..love it
I thought she was fantastic!!!!!
It was great.
Very professional and friendly, i loved her thorough exam.
It was very nice. Dr. Jacob is a very warm individual. She took the time to explain everything.
Fabulous! I recommend Dr. Jacobs
Kristin Jacob was amazing!!! I feel she went above and beyond to help my child with the issues he has been dealing with. My son has seen three other doctors that did not take the time to listen to my little boy. I would highly recommend her any day of the week. Thank you Dr. Jacob!!!!!!!!
Great bedside manner, quick and knowledgable.
Kristin is very friendly and knowledgeable. She is also very patient in answering my questions. It really surprised me when she said cylinder in Chinese and sometimes a little Chinese would greatly facilitate the communication between the doctor and the Chinese patients as non-native English speakers.
Dr. Jacob is wonderful! Professional and personable.
Very professional, good at what she does. She's helping me with my eyesight issue that is atypical. I'm seeing better now!
Dr Kristin Jacob was the 3rd optometrist I'd visited thus far (in the last 10 years) and the ONLY one to have finally diagnosed what was going on with my vision. My eye issue was not typical. I was impressed with the way she pieced together the various clues to finally figure out what was going on. The previous 2 (supposedly reputed) optometrists did not do a correct job. I was especially appreciative that Dr Jacob took the necessary time and effort to explain to me in plain English what was going on. I highly recommend Dr Jacob.
Very professional yet personable. I have been seeing her for the past 5 years now and never had an issue. My lens arrive well in time and she also provides me with an extra new pair to wear immediately after the apt. I would highly recommend her.
Visit was good, she was funny and helped me way more than America's WORST where I went before. ;-)