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10071 Wadsworth Pkwy, Ste 200
Westminster, CO 80021

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Information for Parents

GVSS Is Very Safe For Children

Our office has used the Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS) to safely and effectively improve daytime vision in a number of children. Children place their GVSS retainer lenses in at night before they sleep and remove them upon awakening. After a few weeks of wearing their GVSS lenses, they obtain clear vision throughout the day. The retainer lenses must be inserted nightly to maintain clarity.

The number one concern parents have is safety. Paragon, the manufacturer of our GVSS lenses, obtained FDA approved for all ages, there is no age restriction.

As some children grow their eyesight may deteriorate; there is nothing more disheartening to parents than seeing their children’s prescription get worse year after year. We’ve found that nearsightedness does not progress as rapidly in children who wear GVSS lenses.

Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS): Not New

Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS) is the term we use within our office for a technique generically referred to as Orthokeratology or Ortho-K. More recently, Paragon Vision Sciences, the maker of our GVSS lenses, refers to their method as Corneal Refractive Therapy. All of the terms refer to the use of a rigid lens to gently and safely reshape the front surface of the eye (cornea) to improve vision after the retainer lens is removed.

Reshaping the cornea with contact lenses to improve vision isn’t new; some eye doctors have practiced it for decades. However, before FDA approval for overnight wear, the procedure had limited appeal. Now with safe, more oxygen permeable materials, the process has grown in effectiveness, safety and popularity.

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WE REQUIRE APPOINTMENTS FOR ALL VISITORS. DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. You must cancel your appointment if you have any symptoms of illness.

Effective May 17.2021, per CDC guidelines, masks will be optional for those patients who are fully vaccinated. We will continue to require face coverings to be worn tightly, fitting over your nose and mouth, for those who have only received one dose of vaccine or are not vaccinated. Please see our website for detailed safety operations in line with the CDC requirements.