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Gentle Vision Shaping Therapy/Ortho K

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GVSS, also known as 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 state of North Carolina offering this technologically advanced Wavefront Corneal Molding system to patients. Dr. Marcussen is an expert in the field and has helped numerous patients from around our state enjoy clear comfortable vision without wearing corrective lenses during their daily activities. Our patients say the results are miraculous!