What is GVSS?
The Gentle Vision Shaping System is the process of reshaping the front surface of the eye (the cornea) using specialized contact lenses called molds.
The goal of GVSS is to gradually flatten the front surface of the eye in order to eliminate low to moderate amounts of myopia (near-sightedness) and astigmatism.
How does GVSS work?
The specialty contact lenses, which can be thought of as retainers, are applied at bedtime and gently mold the cornea while you sleep. Upon waking in the morning, the lenses are removed and one can enjoy crisp comfortable vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses!
GVSS is safe and completely reversible, but because the effects are not permanent, the retainer contact lenses must be worn each night in order to ensure the best vision during the day.
Who is a candidate for GVSS?
GVSS works for patients with myopia (near-sightedness) and/or low amounts of astigmatism.
A full examination and separate fitting evaluation will be required in order to determine if one is a good candidate for GVSS.
Because GVSS is completely reversible, one of its many advantages is that is can be performed on patients of all ages—even kids!
What are the advantages of GVSS?
GVSS is a great option for patients who desire freedom from glasses and contact lenses during the day
This can include patients who work in dusty or dirty environments, or those who suffer from dry eyes or ocular allergies. GVSS is a nice alternative for these patients.
GVSS is also a good option for swimmers and other athletes who desire freedom from contact lenses and glasses.