The Gentle Vision Shaping System™ or Orthokeratology – Non-Surgical Vision Correction without Glasses or Contact Lenses
It might sound far-fetched, but it’s a reality for many people. It’s called the Gentle Vision Shaping System™ or more commonly known as orthokeratology or ortho-k.
With our Gentle Vision Shaping System™ (GVSS) we use specially designed vision retainers to gently, painlessly, and gradually reshape the front surface of your eye (cornea) to eliminate or reduce nearsightedness (myopia). The principle is similar to the use of a dental retainer used by an orthodontist to realign crooked teeth. The vision retainers are similar to contact lenses and are only worn at night while sleeping. They are then removed upon awakening to provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses! The retainers are comfortable, very easy to care for, and safe for kids. Ongoing research is showing that for most patients, the progression of nearsightedness can be stopped or significantly slowed down with GVSS. In addition to stopping or slowing down nearsightedness, you can see clearly during the day without having to mess with glasses or your eyes getting dry or uncomfortable with contact lenses.
Who is a Candidate for the Gentle Vision Shaping™?
GVSS works best on mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness. There are no age barriers and is safe for both children and adults. It is an excellent alternative for children who are first becoming nearsighted. Our clinical experience along with ongoing research indicates that for most children and many adults the progression of nearsightedness can be significantly slowed down. OVC is also ideal for individuals who find contact lenses uncomfortable, are involved in sports, or work in dusty environments that make wearing contact lenses or glasses difficult.
What Can I expect from OVC?
If you are a good candidate for OVC, we can get you to see great during the day without the use of contacts or glasses.
Contact us today for an exam to see if you would be a successful OVC candidate.