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Myopia Control & GVSS Blog

Melissa’s Success with Gentle Vision Shaping

Melissa is a teacher in Gaston County Schools and has been a patient of Complete Eye Care in Belmont for years. She had dry eyes years ago when she wore contacts and decided to do GVSS (The Gentle Vision Shaping System). Now she just sleeps in her specially designed contact...

The best contact lenses for dancers & athletes

Kaitlyn is a high school student who is very nearsighted and is on her school dance team. She can’t perform her dance routines with her glasses on so she was fit in soft contact lenses. Kaitlyn however always experienced dry or irritated eyes whenever she wore her soft contacts. Kaitlyn...

Is Too Much Screen Time Dangerous For Your Kids?

Screen Time Pros and Cons Whether it is homework, email, gaming, chatting with friends, searching the web or watching Youtube, kids these days seem to have an endless number of reasons to be glued to a screen. Many parents out there are wondering how bad this can be for their...

Elaine Enjoys Being Glasses & Contact Free During The Day

Elaine is from Huntersville, North Carolina. She is now in high school at Lake Norman Charter School. Elaine has been a patient at Complete Eye Care in Belmont, N.C. for years. She has been doing GVSS or The Gentle Vision Shaping System for several years. This is a custom designed...

Progressive Myopia: When Your Child’s Vision Keeps Getting Worse

What Is Progressive Myopia? Nearsightedness or myopia is one of the most prevalent eye disorders worldwide and its incidence is increasing. In fact by 2050, myopia is projected to affect half of the world’s population! Many children diagnosed with nearsightedness (myopia) experience a consistent worsening of their vision as they...

Ava’s Eye’s Have Not Changed Prescription Since Starting Ortho K

Ava is from Belmont, North Carolina and she was diagnosed with nearsightedness when she was thirteen years old. Her parents did not want to watch Ava’s vision get worse each year. They knew since she developed myopia or nearsightedness as a child, her vision will continue to get worse each...

Ortho K Night Contacts Help Noah’s Nearsightedness

For 7 years, Noah has worn nighttime Ortho K contact lenses (also called CRT or GVSS). They have helped his nearsightedness, and he loves being able to go all day without glasses or contact lenses.

Piper Aged 11-Glasses Free and Loving It!

Piper's parents new that they had found a great solution for Piper's nearsightedness that was getting worse every year. With GVSS or Ortho K Piper is glasses and contact lens free during the day, and slowing down her nearsightedness as well.

Susan’s transition from soft contacts to GVSS custom night contacts

Susan loves her GVSS contacts worn while she sleeps, switching from soft contact lenses has helped her dry eye and eye allergies.

GVSS Helps Xiaomeng Treat Nearsightedness Without Glasses

Xiaomeng is from Charlotte, N.C. She was seen for an eye exam in Charlotte, N.C and was found to be nearsighted. She stated she had trouble seeing at a distance and noticed things were blurry when driving or watching television. Ziaomeng wanted an option to treat her nearsightedness with something other than glasses. Xiaomeng also...

Is Your Teen Ready for Contacts?

Many teens who wear glasses are eager to try out contact lenses for convenience, fashion or to just provide another option for vision correction.

Corneal Molding Works Long-Term: Emily’s Story

Emily, a native to Mount Holly, NC, still remembers coming to Complete Eye Care when she was nine years old.  She did a lot of dance and wanted a way to correct her nearsightedness that would not involve daytime contact lenses or glasses.  Emily and her mom were excited to...

Katelin’s Story: Dr. Harald Vaher and Dr. Barbara Marcussen share their personal experience with Ortho-K (GVSS) on their daughter

We have been able to experience GVSS as both parents and optometrists.  Our 8 year-old daughter, Katelin, has inherited her daddy’s eyes.  She had a complete exam in April of 2015 and her vision was 20/20.  In December of 2015, she was in the office again one day after school...

Improve Your Eyesight Overnight!

The Gentle Vision Shaping System (known as GVSS) has allowed hundreds of our previously nearsighted patients to see clearly without any surgery or daytime glasses or contacts. The best advantage of this system is its ability to stop the eyes of patients from getting worse and worse every year. The...