Molding (corneal reshaping, Ortho-k) is a revolutionary
non-surgical therapeutic contact lens based
treatment modality that improves your vision
while you sleep. Gentle Molding can treat nearsightedness,
farsightedness and astigmatism with its advanced
technology made possible though computer driven
lens fabrication. Even baby boomers who have
experienced near point blur (presbyopia) can
now receive relief in the form of clear seamless
vision with advanced progressive molding technology.
With just one night of wearing these therapeutic
designs vision can be improved dramatically.
GM procedure is achieved in a unique way. While
you sleep these therapeutic lenses gently change
the shape of your cornea (the front curvature
of your eye) which improves your vision. This
marvelous safe and efficacious therapeutic treatment
can be accomplished in just one overnight wearing
but may take a period of weeks to attain the
best vision. GM is safe, effective and best
of all non-surgical.
most common forms of refractive errors are myopia
(nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness),
astigmatism and presbyopia (near point blur
due to age). These disorders relate to how your
eye focuses light and whether or not you have
good unaided vision. The word refraction is
used to describe the way light is focused on
the back of your eye (retina). The three factors
that influence how your eye refracts (bends)
rays of light are the curvature of the cornea,
the power of your lens, and the length of your
occurs when the curvature of the cornea is too
steep and/or the length of the eye is too long.
As the light rays pass through the steeper central
cornea, they are refracted too much and come
to a point of focus in front of the retina.
This creates a blurred image. People with myopia
experience blurred vision at a distance, but
may see well up close. Normal eyesight is achieved
when light is redirected to strike the retina,
causing a clear image to form. The curvature
of the cornea and the axial length of the eyeball
are responsible for myopia. GM lenses are used
to correct myopia by reducing the curvature
of the cornea. Myopia has been growing in incidence
over the last century and is expected to involve
half of the world’s population by the
year 2020(World Health Organization (WHO)).
This has caused the Centers For Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) to view myopia as an epidemic.
Myopia is a very real threat to cause serious
sight threatening conditions (retinal detachments,
glaucoma) in otherwise healthy individuals.
Several recent studies (LORIC,Crayon) have shown
therapeutic GM designs are effective at controlling
the axial length elongation of the eyeball found
in progressive myopia in adolescents.
occurs when the curvature of the cornea is too
flat and/or the length of the eye is too short.
As the light rays pass through the flat cornea,
they are refracted too little and come to a
point of focus behind the retina. This creates
a blurred image, which can be adjusted by trying
to focus the eye much like what happens when
we focus on images at close up viewing. This
constant strain of trying to focus vision can
result in headaches and under achievement in
school and the workplace. Hyperopia can be accompanied
by strabismus (crossed eye) or even amblyopia
(lazy eye). GM lenses are used to correct low
to moderate cases of farsightedness by increasing
the curvature of the cornea. With only night
wear an individual suffering from farsightedness
can now experience clear comfortable vision
all day in their workplace or at home.
patients with hyperopia and myopia have some
degree of astigmatism. This means that your
cornea, rather then being completely round in
shape, similar to a ball, may be slightly oval
and shaped more like a football. People with
astigmatism experience blurred vision and sometimes
distortion or tilting of images due to unequal
bending of the rays of light entering their
eye. In astigmatism, light entering the eye
focuses in multiple areas rather then in one
location. High degrees of astigmatism will cause
blurred vision for both far and near objects.
For example, the image observed on the backside
of a spoon is quite distorted and demonstrates
a very high degree of astigmatism. Astigmatism
often causes eyestrain and headaches as well
as blurred vision. Due to recent technological
advances in lens design GM therapeutic lenses
can correct even high degrees of astigmatism.
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loss of near point due to age is called presbyopia
or “old eyes.” The condition is
thought to be caused in part by the loss of
tensile strength of the zonules, which control
the lens (focus) of the eye. As the baby boomer
generation ages more and more of us will find
the need for additional help at close work.
GM therapeutic progressive mold designs add
a special progressive zone to corneal re-shaping
effect that can now do away with extra glasses
or progressive lenses.