Eye care has evolved over the years to be more accommodating of our individual preferences. Those who didn’t want to wear glasses opted for contact lenses, and now there’s the gentle vision shaping system (GVSS) treatment. Also known as orthokeratology, this non-invasive system enables patients to go all day without glasses or contacts.
Let Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care explain all you need to know about the GVSS and how you can enjoy vision correction without surgery.
What is GVSS?
Your eye doctor in Arlington, VA may have mentioned this system as a suitable alternative, especially if you are a sports enthusiast or you work in dusty environments. GVSS uses a vision retainer to re-shape the cornea to correct for low to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism during nighttime. Essentially, it corrects your vision while you sleep so you have clearer vision during your waking hours.
How it Works
Simply apply the specialty contact lenses at bedtime and they will do the rest. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye for clearer vision. Upon waking up, remove the lenses and you should be able to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. The GVSS effect is only temporary – just about enough to get you through a day or two. That’s why you’ll need to wear the reshaping lenses each night to maintain good vision during the day.
Who is a candidate for GVSS?
Orthokeratology is FDA approved and safe even for children of all ages. If for some reason you are not a good candidate for vision correction surgery, GVSS can be a great option for you. Talk to an eye care specialist first to see if you qualify. At Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, we have the necessary diagnostic equipment and experience to perform GVSS. We are also your top source for prescription glasses and contact lenses in Washington, DC.
Call us today at (301) 859-4060 for an easy, convenient appointment and unparalleled eye care service. You can also schedule a visit with us by filling out our online request form.