The Gentle Vision Shaping SystemTM uses specially designed vision retainers to gently and gradually reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to eliminate or reduce nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmastism. The principle is similar to the use of a dental retainer used by an orthodontist to realign crooked teeth. The vision retainers are similar to contact lneses and are worn at night while sleeping. They are then removed upon awakening to provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses!
GVSSTM costs less than half of the cost of Refractive Laser Surgery (LASIK), requires no surgery and changes in vision can be accomodated with the retainer lenses. Most importantly, GVSSTM is reversible and laser surgery is not.
Not everyone is a candidate for GVSSTMand the examination needs to be performed in a very exact and meticulous manner. Our doctors have received special training and have the necessary diagnostic equipment, computer software and expertise to perform GVSS.TM
The GVSSTM technology is not new, in fact various forms have been available since the 1960’s as orthokeratology. The results took much longer to achieve and were not nearly as favorable as GVSSTM. Today’s technology has improved the design and materials available allowing us to offer this alternative to our nearsighted or astigmatism patients.
A GVSS TM consultation can be scheduled with one of our doctors to help determine if it is an option for you. Often we have the first set of retainers available same day.