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Gentle Vision Shaping System

Gentle Vision Shaping System or “GVSS” is the process of reshaping the eye with specially-designed rigid gas permeable (GP) contact lenses. The goal of GVSS is to flatten the front surface of the eye and thereby correct mild to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism.

How Gentle Vision Shaping System works

The GP lenses for GVSS are applied at bedtime and worn overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (the cornea) to correct your vision, so you can see clearly without glasses or contact lenses when you’re awake. The effect is temporary – generally enough to get you through a day or two – so you must wear the reshaping lenses each night to maintain good vision during the day.

Currently, there are two brands of GVSS approved by the FDA: Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) from Paragon Vision Sciences and Vision Shaping Treatment (VST) from Bausch & Lomb.

Who is a candidate for GVSS?

GVSS is frequently a good option for nearsighted individuals who are too young for LASIK surgery or for some other reason are not good candidates for vision correction surgery. Because it can be discontinued at any time without permanent change to the eye, people of any age can try the procedure, as long as their eyes are healthy.

GVSS is particularly appealing for people who participate in sports, or who work in dusty, dirty environments that can make contact lens wear difficult. Remember to always consult with your optometrist before trying on a new pair of any contact lenses.

Dr. Uriel Schechter and see if you are a candidate for Gentle Vision Shaping System lenses.

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