Information for GVSS Wearers

 ¿  What should I bring with me to each GVSS appointment?

  1. All your GVSS retainer lenses cleaned and ready to be checked.
  2. Your solution and GVSS kit bag
  3. A written list of questions so we can address any issues that have come up since your previous visit.

If your appointment is scheduled within 6 hours of removing your lenses, store them in Boston Simplus instead of Clear Care Solution.


  ¿   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 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 phone at 609-581-5755.

If the office is closed,and you are having an emergency that requires you speak to one of our doctors, our system will notify the doctor on call and someone will return your call within 30 minutes.


¿  What 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. 


 ¿    What 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 under a one month warrantee against breakage.


 If you do not have your spare set yet, ask Drs. Despotidis, Lee or Tannen if you can alternate between eyes until your new lens arrives.


¿  How long do I have to wear the lenses before bed?

We recommend wearing the lenses 30 minutes to 1 hour before bed.


¿  How many hours can I wear my lenses per night?

8 hours is the ideal length of time the lenses should be worn.  But anywhere from 6-12 hours is fine. 


¿  Will I be able to see 20/20 the next day without my glasses?

No.  The first day, your vision may not improve and if it does, it only lasts for a couple of hours.  You will need to wear an older pair of glasses at this time.


¿  Can the lens get lost in my eye?

No.  The lens can move off center, but it can’t go “behind” the eye.  There is tissue and muscle that surrounds the eye, preventing this from happening.


¿   Will my lenses always be this uncomfortable?

No.  You will feel your lenses the most for the first week while your eyes are open.  Each night that you wear the lenses, they will become more comfortable.  By the end of the month, most patients’ lenses are so comfortable that they almost forget that they have them in.


¿  What do I do if I can’t find the solution in stores?

If you are unable to find the solution you usually use, never pick your own to try.  ALWAYS make sure to contact our office first.


¿  Is it normal to see “double”? 

Yes.  The first week or so, it’s very normal for an object to appear clear looking straight ahead and have a slight shadow or halo surrounding the object.