Gentle Vision Shaping System

What is GVSS
What Our Patients Have to Say
Frequently Asked Questions
Information for Parents
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Information for Current Patients
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Do this first!

If you have not received your GVSS welcome book, download it now by clicking this link:

GVSS Welcome Book (pdf format)

We recommend the following information for all current patients:

Paragon Vision Sciences, the maker of our GVSS retainer lenses, has a series of short video’s to help you review how to insert, remove and care for your lenses:

What should I bring with me during each GVSS visit?

You must bring all your GVSS retainer lenses and solutions to each visit to our office. Also, make sure your lenses are clean and ready to be checked. Lastly, many patients have found a written list of questions is helpful so we can address any issues that have come up since your previous visit.

What do I do if I break or lose a retainer lens?

Don’t panic! This is very common during the first few months of wearing the lenses. This is why we provide an extra pair of GVSS retainer lenses with the program. All retainer lenses are warranted for one month after receiving your lenses, against breakage. If your lenses break, DO NOT DISPOSE OF THE BROKEN PIECES, YOU’LL NEED THEM TO OBTAIN PROPER CREDIT.

For the fastest response, you can email us at or call our GVSS “hotline” at 609-581-5788 X 315.

If you do not have your spare set yet, ask Drs. Tannen, Despotidis or Lee if you can alternate between eyes until your new lens arrives. Feel free to add this question with your email or message.

What should I do if I have a question before my next appointment?

One of the services we’re most proud of is the accessibility all our GVSS patients have to our doctors. We understand there are many questions during the first few weeks of wearing GVSS retainer lenses, so don’t hesitate to ask!

You can always reach us via email at or by telephone at 609-581-5788 X 315. If you need an immediate response to a medical question, you can reach any of our doctors on their private cell numbers given to you during you initial visit to our office. Lastly, you can call our emergency phone number, 24 hours a day, at 609-581-5755. The doctor “on call” will be notified with your message.

What do I do, if I can’t see the board, during the first few weeks?

It may take up to two weeks for a new GVSS patient's vision to improve to the point of seeing very clearly from a far distance. If your child has a problem seeing the board from the back of the room, you can allow them to wear an older pair of glasses with a much weaker prescription for the first few days.

Also, you can print this letter, asking your child’s teacher to allow them to sit in the front of the classroom.

Please email our office at with we can assist you in any manner.

Where do I find Unique-Ph products?

Unique-Ph can be located at any of the following stores:

Here is a coupon for Unique-Ph:

How to insert and remove your lenses:

Bausch and Lomb, the maker of Boston Original Solutions, has an excellent description on how to properly insert and remove your GVSS retainer lenses. Here are a few tips to help you out.

Instruction on how to use Boston Original Solutions:

At times, the doctor’s recommend Boston Original solutions; here is a brief summary of how to use them.

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