Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision—many of which do not always have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses, both as eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.
Dr. Troy LeBaron takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.:
I have lived in West Michigan essentially my whole life with the exception of my graduate studies. I grew up on my family's dairy farm in Southern Montcalm County which bestowed the values of hard work and dedication. I am a graduate of Cedar Springs High School, Grand Rapids Community College, Ferris State University and Southern College of Optometry. I have knowledge in multiple careers as I worked in farming, manufacturing, fabrication, electronics, aviation, construction and healthcare. This knowledge allows me vast perspectives on the vision demands of my patients and aids my decisions on prescribing corrective lenses (glasses and contact lenses) for any age and career.
Vision is the most important ability that humans have, and one that is taken for granted by most. Protecting this sense is the job of all eyecare professionals. I have humbly accepted this honor with a great sense of pride and dedication to enhance my knowledge and skills in the optometric field. I pledge to continue my education to provide the highest level of care to all my patients throughout my optometric career.
Being a member at national, regional and local levels allows me to be informed on important front line changes that affect the way I provide care to my patients. Healthcare is continually changing and my organizations provide me with the latest advancements in treatment regiments. This information enables me to be a leader in my profession. As we all know legislation plays a key role in any healthcare profession. The rights and privileges that are set by legislators now may change as new legislators are elected. My organizations are proactive in educating legislators of the abilities and scope of practice that optometrist are trained to provide. This ensures we continue to have the privileges to provide the highest level of optometric care. American Optometric Association (National) Michigan Optometric Association (Regional) West Michigan Optometric Association (Local)
This title was bestowed upon me for providing outstanding eyecare to the men and women serving Shelby County law enforcement. Honorary Sheriff's Deputy, Shelby County Sheriff's Department, Shelby County, Tennessee.
In my Community
As a member of my community, I have a responsibility to understand the issues that are important not only to myself but to all that reside and conduct commerce in my community. Being active in the community is a great way to directly improve my daily life and the lives of my neighbors.
My hobbies are biking, camping, fishing, golf, and watching baseball and college football. I enjoy all of these because I share these interests with my family who I dearly care for and love.
Dr. Jennifer Sowers completed her undergraduate degree at Grand Valley State University and Doctor of Optometry from Michigan College of Optometry. She provides comprehensive eye care for all ages, including contact lens patients, pre- and post- operative medical exams, and management of ocular disease. She is a member of the Michigan Optometric Association and American Optometric Association. Dr. Sowers is a long-time resident of the Grand Rapids area and currently lives in Gaines Township with her husband and son. Her family attends Ada Bible Church where they have served in the youth ministry.