GVSS, an Alternative to Glasses, Contacts and Surgery! The Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS) uses a vision retainer to gradually re-shape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to temporarily eliminate or reduce nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmatism during waking hours. GVSS vision retainers are similar to contact lenses and are usually worn during sleep. They are removed upon awakening and provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses. Nightly wear is needed to maintain clear vision during the day. The principle is similar to the use of a dental retainer used by an orthodontist to realign crooked teeth. The retainers are comfortable and very easy to care for.
Patients can see all day without glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. And by utilizing FDA approved materials, GVSS is a safe and effective option for both children and adults.
I’ve never heard of GVSS. Is it new?
Attempts to reshape the cornea have been tried since contact lenses were first fit. The process, referred to as orthokeratology, would take years to complete and the results were not nearly as favorable as GVSS. For this reason, many doctors and patients elected not to participate in orthokeratology. Now with technological advancements with the diagnostic equipment used to measure the corneal shape and the materials being used to make the vision retainers, GVSS is now a viable alternative for many nearsighted or astigmatism patients.
GVSS in the news!
As seen on ABC’s The View
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