About our Practice
Champion Eye Center originally opened in Asheville in 1997. Now located in Arden, NC, Dr. Mark Jacobs and Dr. Patricia Champion provide professional eye care with a personal touch. Whether you are looking for a new eye doctor or the best selection of eyeglasses, Champion Eye Center will provide you with a convenient location to meet all your eye care needs.
Dr. Mark Jacobs hails from the capital region of New York State, Schenectady, NY. As a young person athletics was a large part of his life. He competed in organized baseball, football and basketball. While in high school, Dr. Jacobs earned a letter for his active involvement in these team sports. Currently he limits his activities to what his skeletal system will allow. He enjoys walking, riding his bike and yoga. Dr. Jacobs received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, NY. He earned his Doctor of Optometry degree from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago. He and his wife Daria have two children, Olivia and Matthew. Dr. Jacobs enjoys listening to music, watching movies, being around animals and craft beer.
Dr. Patty Champion was born and raised in Northeast Pennsylvania. Growing up in the Poconos she learned to love the outdoors, especially skiing. Since the age of 13, Dr. Patty knew she wanted to be an eye doctor and pursued that career starting with her working with a local Optometrist as a senior in high school. Dr. Patty Champion graduated from Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre Pa., with a degree in Biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University). After graduating from Optometry school she moved to Asheville, NC with her husband Dr. Andy Champion in 1995. Together they opened Champion Eye Center in 1997. They have one son, Dylan , and currently live in south Asheville. Both Dr’s Andy and Patty Champion serve on the board of directors for the non-profit organization Orbie for Orphans. Dr. Champion is also a member of the American Optometric Society.