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Wavefront Corneal Molding at Complete Eye Care!Complete Eye Care can free you from the daytime dependency on glasses and contact lenses. We have the most technologically advanced and scientifically based form of orthokeratology-- Wavefront Corneal Molding.

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Mallory M.

At times I believe that GVSS was invented just for me!  I have very dry eyes so while contacts were fairly comfortable, even the Acuvue created problems.  I am a dancer so glasses are defiantly out of the question.  Laser correction also causes people with dry eyes to have the problem increase.  GVSS was a dream come true!  Thanks to Dr. Marcussen, I can lead a normal college life!


Emily D.

I really had a help in my life.  I'm not having to constantly look for my glasses or keep up with them.  Especially at dance practice or competition.  Plus you feel like the real you.

Heather G.


Molds have freed me to play sports, exercise and swim and be able to see while doing those things.  It is great to see for 2 days or more without using glasses or contacts.  Being a college student time is scarce, but I just use the molds at night and can see 20/20 for two days with no worry.  It is wonderful to see so clearly.


Kendall C.


I love wearing these @night so I don't have to wear anything during the day.  I play fast pitch softball and volleyball@ school and can see perfectly to play.  My vision is @20/20.  I would recommend these to anyone.  Before the vision shaping I was 20/400!!  I am so glad Dr. Marcussen corrected my vision with the GVSS.


Bob Weigand

Bob Weigand liked the idea of not wearing contacts any longer. When he heard that Dr. Marcussen could correct his nearsightedness without surgery he decided to try Wavefront Corneal Molding. Bob had both of his eyes corrected for distance and since he is over 40, he wears reading glasses for close work. Bob now wears his molds at night and can see 20/20 at distance all day long without any glasses or contacts. Bob says this has been the best thing for him and is really enjoying the freedom of life without his distance glasses or contacts.


Whittney Malotte

Whittney had worn contacts for several years. Because she is a teenager and her body is still growing and changing, her eyes will still continue to change each year. Her mother Rhonda decided to let Whittney get Wavefront Corneal Molding because she liked the idea of slowing down any changes in Whittney's vision. Rhonda has had Lasik surgery herself so she understood how nice it was to experience the day without glasses or contacts. Whitney has been wearing her molds every night now and enjoying her life. She says she is able to see clearly all day and is looking forward to this summer when she will be able to swim and enjoy outdoor activities without her glasses or contacts. Her mother is looking forward to not having to get Whitney stronger glasses each year.

Dalton Horney

Dalton started wearing glasses when he was six-years-old and each year he became more and more nearsighted as he grew. His mother Kathleen wanted to stop Dalton's eyes from changing as rapidly as he grew so she decided to do Wavefront Corneal Molding. Dalton had never worn contact lenses before yet he has handled his molds very well. He wears his molds every night and he is seeing clearly all day at school and for sports without his glasses. He has maintained 20/20 vision without any change in his prescription. Dalton definitely gives Wavefront Corneal Molding two thumbs up!

Samantha McCombs

Sam wore contact lenses for years, however, her eyes would slowly dry out during the day. Samantha was on a computer all day at work and her eyes would become more uncomfortable as the day went on. She decided against laser surgery because she did not want to have anything that involved cutting on her eyes. She then decided to try Wavefront Corneal Molding when she heard that it did not involve any surgery. Now Sam wears her molds every other night and maintains clear vision all day and night for 48 hours. She no longer has the problem of her eyes drying out at the computer and she is thrilled with her decision to have Wavefront
Corneal Molding!

Melodie Guffey

Melodie Guffey had corneal molding done seven months ago and has not worn her glasses since. She is experiencing 20/20 vision uncorrected and can now see well in school without her glasses. Her vision has remained stable and clear by her wearing her molds every other night to sleep. She then does not need her glasses all day to maintain 20/20 vision. Melodie says the best part of corneal molding is not having to keep up with her glasses.

Jim Thayer


Jim Thayer is 57 years old and had corneal molding done six months ago. He is now 20/20 without his glasses and enjoys the freedom this has give him. He wanted to have clear vision without surgery and heard about Wavefront Corneal Molding from another patient of Complete Eye Care. He decided to try it for himself and how he can enjoy playing golf and racquetball without wearing his glasses. Jim says that he "highly recommends the molding for everyone and that he has never seen clearer in his life!"



Travis Sloan


Travis had Wavefront corneal molding done in September 2005. This is what Travis had to say about Wavefront Corneal Molding: "When I found out I was a candidate for corneal molds, I was nervous about wearing them while I slept. After wearing them overnight, I was surprised to wake up and see better than ever. I could go rafting, see the blackboard at school, read sheet music for my guitar, and take driving lessons without wearing glasses or contacts during the day. I've been wearing my molds for two years and I can't imagine hassling with glasses or contacts anymore. The molds are magical. Seeing is believing!"


Sue Beutler


Sue had corneal molding done February 2006. This is what Sue had to say about her molding: "The best part about my molding is not thinking about contacts. I enjoy going to the beach and now I do not have to worry about sand getting into my contacts or the hassle of trying to wear my glasses with sunglasses over top. My vision has never been as clear as with the molds. I am really enjoying the freedom of life with corneal molding. Wearing the molds overnight is super simple; I just put them in at night and do not think about it. I really am enjoying the freedom of the molds!"

Jacob Franco

I like the GVSS but I don't love it.  Overall these contacts are great!

Jordan Franco

Wavefront Corneal Molding (WCM) is to orthokeratology (OK) what computer assisted designing (CAD) is to pencil and paper sketches. The fundamental concept with each process is reshaping (flattening) the cornea of the eye by use of a RGP contact lens or mold to reduce refractive errors. After nighttime wear of the mold, it is removed and the cornea retains its flattened shape for the remainder of the day and up to three days with Wavefront Corneal Molding. This means you can see clearly without glasses or contacts all day. You can swim, play sports, or work without any correction and have clear, comfortable vision. The mold must be worn every first to third night to maintain the corneal flattening or the refractive error will revert to pre treatment levels.

Present day Corneal Molding has been in use for over 40 years. Recently, there have been many changes in the design, which utilizes the up to 14,000 readings of each patients unique cornea when captured with a Scout topographer (the same type of instrument used when having wavefront guided LASIK surgery) which is then analyzed by the advanced Wave softwear for study by our doctors. A unique corneal mold is designed based on the patient's specific corneal surface, corneal size and shape factors, pupil diameter, spectacle prescription, corneal physiology, and epithelial thickness. WCM is the only process, which utilizes a specific, and proven process of selecting candidates, analyzing data and custom mold design yielding over 95% success.

Complete Eye Care is one of only two practices in the entire state of North Carolina which has this technologically advanced Wavefront Corneal Molding system.

Is Corneal Molding Right for Me?

Clear, comfortable vision without glasses or contacts
No age limitations
May help slow nearsightedness
Lower cost than Laser Surgery

Only you can make the final decision in consultation with your doctor and we want you to have all the information you need to make the right choice. Please feel free to call us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to helping you see life in a whole new way!

Who Can Benefit Most from Corneal Molding?

Corneal molding is an excellent option for athletes, children who are too young for laser surgery, and anyone whose job or hobby environments are too dusty or otherwise not conductive to contact lenses or glasses. It is also a great option for anyone who wants freedom from day-time glasses or contacts.

What Does Corneal Molding Involve?

First, a comprehensive eye health examination is performed. Next, a computerized instrument called a corneal topographer is used to obtain a precise map of the cornea, which is the front surface of the eye. This information, along with your prescription and eye health information, is used to determine your status as a good candidate for corneal molding. Wavefront corneal molding designs a mold from 14,000 individual points on your cornea. Each mold is individually designed for each patient to fit specifically on your cornea.

Myopia (nearsightedness) and /or astigmatism can be treated with WCM. Flattening of the central cornea moves the focal points back on the retina, which creates crystal clear vision.

Children and adults can be treated with WCM. Additionally, slowing to stopping progressive myopia (nearsightedness) in children is frequently realized by controlling the axial length of the eye. This results in fewer to no changes in the child's prescription, which avoids the likelihood of the need for thick glasses when he/she is a teenager.

One millionth of a meter is one micron, which is the increment of measurement used with WCM. 6 (six) microns of corneal flattening relieves one diopter of myopia approximately 50 microns thick. WCM affects only this layer of cells and in fact simply repositions intra cellular water within the anterior layer of this corneal skin.

Topography is the measurement of surface elevations. The Scout corneal topographer measures up to 14,000 points on the surface of the cornea. This information is used to design a unique and precise corneal mold to the sensitivity of one micron. Corneal topographers are similarly used with the current cutting edge LASIK procedure which allows the surgeon to provide custom laser ablations. In fact, the utilization of topographical information has been used for more years in Orthokeratology than it has been used with LASIK refractive surgery.

LASIK surprisingly produces nearly exactly the same post treatment maps as WCM. Though the processes are distinctly different, and their pros and cons should be carefully weighed, successful outcomes by either procedure result in fantastic uncorrected vision.

Advantages - Freedom from daytime glasses and contact lenses. Relief from daytime contact lens complications- Sports performance-swimming, soccer, skiing, biking Safe-Non-surgical-Reversible-Adjustable.

For more information on Wavefront Corneal Molding go to: www.ortho-k.net.


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