Looking for a non-invasive way to see clearly without needing glasses or contact lenses? Try the Gentle Vision Shaping System. Also known as GVSS, this system has helped hundreds of our nearsighted patients to see clearly without needing LASIK or similar surgeries. It is also an effective way to combat your child’s worsening nearsightedness year after year, also referred to as myopia progression.
How Does GVSS Work?
Patients interested in the GVSS program should come in for an eye exam, where we will take a comprehensive scan to show us the shape and curvature of the clear front part of your eye, called the cornea. This allows us to create a custom-designed contact lens that slowly reshapes your cornea as you sleep, allowing you to experience clear, comfortable, glasses-and-contact-lens-free vision when you take the lenses out the next morning.
Many children and teens who previously did not do GVSS experienced a worsening of their vision each year. Now, thanks to GVSS, those same children do not experience such drastic change in their prescription. Moreover, they benefit from clear daytime vision without any glasses or contacts.
GVSS For Myopia Management
Children who inherit a nearsighted gene will tend to have their glasses or contacts strengthened each year as they grow. Generally, every time a child grows, the prescription gets worse if they have inherited this nearsighted gene.
GVSS has also been proven effective as a method of slowing or even stopping a child’s myopia progression. This is important, as multiple studies have shown that children with myopia (nearsightedness) are at significantly higher risk than children without, for developing sight-threatening eye diseases and conditions later in life. The worse the myopia, the higher your child’s risk.
Want to know more about GVSS and how it can help you and your family see more clearly every day? Contact our Belmont eye doctors at Complete Eye Care or give us a call at 704-825-9002 today!