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 is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens obstructs light from passing and being focused on the retina at the back of the eye. It is most commonly due to aging, but there are many other causes. Over time, yellow-brown pigment is deposited in the lens and this, together with disruption of the lens fibers, reduces the transmission of light and leads to visual problems. Signs and symptoms vary depending on the type of cataract, though there is considerable overlap. People with nuclear sclerotic or brunescent cataracts often notice a reduction of vision. Those with posterior subcapsular cataracts usually complain of glare as their major symptom. These type of cataracts typically grow the fastest and or most devastating to vision.