Grand Rapids' Optical Boutique
We welcome new patients and existing patients alike to our optical boutique with all of today's latest eyewear fashions. The PEWM experience usually includes a personalized comprehensive eye exam including dilation in a relaxed setting by our optometrist who cares greatly about your vision.
Dr. Troy LeBaron believes your eyes are precious and you want up to the minute training on the latest vision care advancements. Schedule an appointment and discover the difference for yourself between a private practice and a franchise.
We are conveniently located just South of M-6 at the corner of Kalamazoo Avenue and 68th St in Grand Rapids, MI (click for hours and maps).
Q&A with Dr. L
Dr. Lebaron Answers Your Eyecare Questions
What are Transitions lenses and what is the benefit of wearing them?
Photochromic lenses are lenses that darken on exposure to specific types of light, most commonly ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Once the light source is removed (for example by walking indoors), the lenses will gradually return to their clear state. These lenses protect you from 100% UVA and UVB radiation. Photochromics may be made single vision, bifocal or progressive lenses and a wide variety of materials including Trivex and Hi-index. Photochromatic lenses contain millions of molecules of “Chroma 7” embedded within them. These molecules are transparent to visible light in the absence of ultraviolet rays, which is normal for artificial lighting. When exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays, as in direct sunlight or indirect, the molecules undergo a chemical process that causes them to change shape and absorb portions of the visible light, causing the lenses to darken. This process is reversible; once the lens is removed from sources of UV rays. The Chroma 7 compounds return to a state which allows all light to transmit through the lens. There are many different types of Transitions Lenses to choose from. There is an Eyeglass Guide link on our homepage that can assist you in the selection of the right family of Transitions brand lenses.