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At Complete Eye Care, we are passionate about GVSS/Ortho K contacts. Nearsightedness and dry eyes present unique challenges, and we are here to offer you a solution that is both effective and comfortable.

Our team of eye doctors is dedicated to providing top-notch care for these and other conditions using the innovative GVSS/Ortho K approach. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

What is GVSS/Ortho K?

GVSS, also referred to as Wavefront Corneal Molding (WCM), is an FDA-approved, non-surgical, and reversible method for correcting nearsightedness.

GVSS/Ortho K works by using specially-designed contact lenses that are worn before bed, so they can gently reshape the cornea while you sleep. This helps to effectively treat nearsightedness, offering clear vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day.

Advantages of GVSS/Ortho K

1. Painless and Non-Surgical

Unlike laser surgery, GVSS/Ortho K is a painless and non-surgical procedure. You won’t experience any discomfort or hazy vision after the treatment.

2. Long-Lasting Vision Improvement

While GVSS/Ortho K is reversible, the vision improvements achieved through the treatment can be long-lasting. Even after removing the lenses, many people continue to enjoy clear vision throughout the day, sometimes up to two days.

3. 100% Reversible

GVSS/Ortho K is completely reversible. Simply stop using the specially created lenses, and your cornea will gradually return to its original shape. This means you have the flexibility to adjust or pause the treatment as needed.

4. Freedom to Live an ACtive Lifestyle

GVSS contacts provide multiple benefits for an active lifestyle. Whether you’re playing sports like football or basketball, or engaging in water activities like swimming or surfing, GVSS ensures clear vision without the hassle of glasses and contact lenses that are usually incompatible with sporting activities.

By choosing GVSS/Ortho K, you’re opting for a pain-free, reversible procedure that offers great vision improvement and the freedom to live life to the fullest.

Give us a call today. Our optometrists can help you say hello to clear vision without the need for glasses or contacts.

Who Can Benefit From GVSS/Ortho K?

GVSS/Ortho K is an excellent option for:

  • Children with Myopia

GVSS/Ortho K can effectively slow or stop myopia progression in children and teens, reducing their long-term risks of eye disease. Moreover, GVSS offers your child the freedom of eyewear-free days. Imagine your child, who loves playing sports, no longer struggling with glasses that slide down their nose or contacts that irritate their eyes. They can excel on the football field, shoot hoops with precision, or gracefully perform in ballet class with clear vision and unwavering confidence. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? That’s what GVSS/OrthoK can do for your child.

  • People Who Need Freedom From Glasses and Contacts

If you’re tired of dealing with glasses or contacts during the day, OrthoK/GVSS provides clear vision without the need for corrective lenses.

  • Active Individuals and Athletes

Whether you’re playing sports or engaging in outdoor activities, OrthoK/GVSS allows you to enjoy clear vision without the hassle of glasses or contacts, improving your performance.

  • People with Dry Eye

OrthoK/GVSS can be a suitable option for people with dry eyes, as it eliminates the need for daytime glasses or contacts, reducing the likelihood of dry eye symptoms.

GVSS/Ortho K For Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye is a common eye problem that has 16.4 million diagnosed cases in the USA as of early 2023. With symptoms like eye reddening, gritty or burning sensation in the eyes, and excessive tearing, dry eye makes it uncomfortable to wear traditional contact lenses.

GVSS can be a great treatment option as it eliminates the need for daytime glasses or contacts. By wearing specially designed rigid gas-permeable contacts at night while sleeping, the cornea is gently and gradually reshaped to reduce or eliminate nearsightedness or astigmatism. During the day, when the leses are removed, individuals can enjoy clear vision without the discomfort caused by dry eyes.

We have prescribed GVSS lenses to many patients whose eyes were too dry for contact lenses and they have reported improved comfort, reduced dryness, and the freedom to engage in their daily activities without the limitations of dry eye symptoms.

Don’t let dry eyes hold you back. Contact Complete Eye Care now to discover how GVSS/Ortho K can bring relief and clear vision to your life.

Myopia Control with GVSS/Ortho K

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a prevalent vision condition that affects about 30% of the population, according to the American Optometric Association. It is characterized by difficulty seeing distant objects clearly, while close objects remain clear. The prevalence of myopia has been increasing, and it is estimated that by 2050, over half of the world’s population will be myopic.

Apart from the inconvenience of constantly needing visual correction, studies have also shown that individuals with higher levels of myopia are more susceptible to developing serious eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment later in life.

GVSS/Ortho K offers a promising solution for myopia control in kids and teens. By using specially designed vision retainers worn during sleep, GVSS gently reshapes the cornea, effectively reducing or slowing down the progression of myopia. This can help prevent the worsening of myopia and potentially reduce the risks associated with the eye disease.

Wavefront Corneal Molding (WCM): The Advanced GVSS Technology

Wavefront Corneal Molding (WCM) is the latest form of GVSS, representing cutting-edge technology in this field. With WCM, your corneal molding is tailored specifically to your unique eye characteristics.

Using advanced topographic data obtained through a Scout topographer, similar to the instrument used in wavefront-guided LASIK surgery, we gain a comprehensive understanding of your corneal surface, size, shape factors, pupil diameter, spectacle prescription, corneal physiology, and epithelial thickness.

Complete Eye Care is proud to be one of only two practices in North Carolina offering this state-of-the-art technology. With our expertise and access to WCM, we ensure that you receive the highest level of care and the best possible visual outcomes.

When you choose Complete Eye Care for WCM, you’re choosing the most advanced GVSS technology in North Carolina. Trust us to help you achieve the clear vision you deserve.

Contact us today to learn more about Wavefront Corneal Molding and how it can improve your vision.

GVSS/Ortho K Expert in Charlotte and Gaston Counties

Led by Dr. Barbara Marcussen, we’re dedicated to bringing the most advanced form of GVSS/Ortho K to patients in Charlotte and Gaston County, North Carolina.

With our cutting-edge Wavefront Corneal Molding (WCM) technology, we offer a personalized approach to corneal reshaping. Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional eyewear and embrace a new way of seeing.

Take the first step towards a clearer vision. Contact Complete Eye Care today to schedule a GVSS consultation with one of our eye care experts.

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