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The Story of Light Therapy Redefined

Have you ever felt that you really weren’t seeing the world as well as you should be?

Do you have glasses but get frequent headaches with them or are frustrated with them or lose them all the time?

Have you decided to give up on glasses altogether because you figured that no prescription is ever going to ‘feel’ comfortable to you?

Then New Hope Therapy, has an answer for you that you never thought possible.  

The Eye Exam vs the ‘I’ Exam
Surely you are familiar with an eye exam.  We all are! You sit in a darkened room have your peripheral vision blocked by that strange device that the doctor swings in front of your face, then you focus on an eye chart 20 feet directly in front of you. You are repeatedly asked to choose between Lens # 1 & # 2 The end result being a pair of ‘corrective’ lenses that give 20/20 acuity.

This is the practice of optometry or ophthalmology. 

The ‘I’ exam uses lenses too however that is where the commonality ends.  In fact the ‘I’ exam is so different from the exam that your eye doctor performs that it is done with your eyes….. closed! That is why we say that it is ‘not’ a substitute for an eye exam by an eye doctor.  The lenses that you ‘subjectively’ choose are done so from an inner sense-or-feeling versus attempting to eliminate blurred vision and so they are ‘Light Therapeutic’ in nature. 

Therapeutic lenses are used to affect and control the manner and pattern in which light falls upon the screen in the back of the eye (retina) versus corrective lenses which attempt to eliminate blurred sight.  One last point of clarification; much as we enjoy the play-on-words of the ‘I’ exam, the ‘I’ exam it is ‘not’ an actual eye exam in as much as we place carefully chosen lenses in front of your closed eyes and it is ‘you’ who chooses the lens that ‘feel right’ to you and we are confident that there is not an eye doctor in the world that does that!  Eye doctors help you to ‘see’ better and we help the inner you to ‘feel’ better! 

“Corrective vs Therapeutic” 


The retina contains millions of nerve receptors (rods & cones) 
that respond to light.  

The goal of ‘corrective’ lenses is to focus 
most of the light centrally thus providing 20/20 acuity.  

The goal 
of ‘therapeutic’ lenses is to spread the light as much as possible 
across the retina so that each of the elements receive their fair 
share of light. To illustrate, just recall how as a child you played 
with a magnifying glass.  

By moving the magnifying glass up and
 down you could: 


Pinpoint most of the light centrally leaving the remainder of the field in shadow or

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Equally and evenly spread the light so that there is no bright spot of light anywhere nor any areas of shadow thus forming a gradient of light

In this illustration, ‘corrective’ lenses result in the light spread 
described in #1 and ‘therapeutic’ lenses the light spread in #2.


When looking directly at the retina, there is a small central area (picture a target bull’s eye) that is for central vision.  

The rest of the ‘target’ area (which is multiple times larger than the bull’s eye) is for peripheral vision in a very specific way.  Both areas are made up of millions of nerve endings that all yearn for the ‘touch of light’ much as skin craves for human touch.  

The eye exam fits lenses that provide plenty of light for the bulls eye area (central vision) yet perhaps, insufficient light (shadow) for the rest of the retina.  When properly stimulated, all the nerve endings in the retina provide information to the body in a more accurate and complete manner; thus,  optimizing the body’s ability to integrate some of its functions.
 
In addition to central and peripheral vision, retinal nerve endings provide information concerning depth perception, movement, night vision, balance and more.  Since the bulk of those nerve endings are found in the periphery, ‘corrective’ lenses may lack sufficient light stimulation for their optimal function.

Our goal is to provide all elements of the retina with their fair share of light.  However, this is not  to downgrade the fields of optometry and ophthalmology as this is what is required to give you the necessary 20/20 acuity for purposes such as driving, seeing the blackboard, etc.

What you do today is important because you are 
exchanging a day of your life for it.  Make it a good one!

“Drawbacks vs Benefits”



So now that we understand the mechanical difference between the ‘I’ and eye exams, the questions are:
 


Q #1- Are there any drawbacks to light therapy lenses?   


Q #2- How will light therapy lenses enhance my health?  


Q #3- Should I substitute my light theraputic glasses for my eye doctor’s glasses?
 


As to drawbacks there is only one; ‘therapeutic’ lenses will not give you 20/20 acuity.  

After all we are not trying to accomplish that as that is what your eye doctor does.  

Therefore, for safety purposes, they may not be suitable for activities that require 20/20 acuity such as driving a car.  

(Note: Usually 20/40 is required for driving purposes – check with your eye doctor or state DMV.) 

Light therapy glasses are ‘not’ a substitute for the glasses that your eye doctor prescribed.  He or she gave you glasses to function in the world and some people cannot function without wearing them. They know best when it comes to prescribing glasses that help you to drive, see the blackboard, etc. And don’t over look the other important tests that they perform by looking for eye diseases as well as other diseases that are in your body. (See the page EYE CARE PROVIDERS DEFINED).  

Light therapy lenses are meant to be worn in a ‘safe’ environment such as around the house, watching TV or where ever you feel safe and are not in harms way.    
 
As to enhancing health, the sky is the limit. To name a few:
 
–being more relaxed thus facilitating dealing with 
life’s everyday stresses.
 
— breathing deeper and easier with each breath you take. 

Increased oxygen equates to more energy and less illness as microorganisms tend to thrive in lower oxygen environments.

—improved memory, better balance; both emotionally and physically as in having a better center-of-gravity.

— enhance the processing of emotional blockages thus facilitating emotional releases 
 


We realize that the ‘I’ exam is quite innovative and different so answer the “I Questions to Ponder” page to help you determine if an ‘I’ exam is for you.  Also, you can contact us with any questions that you may have in order to help you to decide whether or not the ‘I’ exam is for you.

                                           Our guarantee to you is this: 

If we do meet for an “I” exam and at any point during or even upon completion of the exam you do not believe that the lenses that you have subjectively chosen will enhance your well being then you are free to leave without owing any money.

And remember, an ‘I’ exam it is ‘not’ an actual exam nor an ‘eye’ exam as it is you who chooses the lenses most ‘emotionally’ comfortable for you to wear!


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Testimonials

To My Readers:
All suggestions and feedback are welcome however, we only print testimonials that include a name and some form of contact information. This serves 2 purposes; credibility and to facilitate connecting people with people in order that they may be of help to one another.

Thank you,
Dr. Howard Asinoff

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Testimonials printed by permission:



I just picked up my glasses today, and I am using them on the computer for the first time.  They are taking a little getting used to, but everything is much easier to read, and I understand everything much easier now, and don’t have to read things twice!  It’s amazing!  Also, I am warm for the first time in so long I can’t remember.  My hands and feet are no longer cold.  I also ran into a lady at the optician whose daughter was picking up her glasses, who was doing nothing but singing the praises of her therapeutic glasses. 

(Please feel free to use this as a testimonial for your website.)

 Thanks again for the wonderful glasses!!
Joyce A. Meador
MSN, RN, ARNP-BC, LNC
Longview, WA 
Hello,

I have been wearing eyeglasses since I have been 13 years old and have always needed them to drive. I have been wearing therapeutic lenses as much as possible for over 5 years now and yesterday I had to take an eye test to renew my drivers license. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised when I passed the exam WITHOUT my glasses and the lady behind the counter said “You passed without your glasses. I’ll take the restriction off of your drivers license”. Wow and thanks!   By the way, I just turned 60! 
 John Aden - driverjohn@comcast.net
Greetings,

The following is my testimonial of my experiences with Dr. Asinoff’s light therapy glasses:
I was born legally blind and had 5 eye surgeries as a child, mostly for strabismus (a lazy eye). I was also diagnosed with astigmatism and farsightedness. During my childhood and teenage years, navigating a 3-D world was indeed very odd for me. I could not play any sports, as I could not perceive objects coming at me. I schlepped my body around with me as a nuisance. Being fit or physically capable seemed to be something for other people. I was encouraged to work in a lab by my parents, since I was good at math and had none of the 'girlie feelings' that so many of my peers were trying to cope with. I was a nerd before the word became popular.

After getting my degree in Nursing in Canada, I went on a quest to get rid of my glasses. I found a gifted vision therapist who introduced me to palming and boundary exercises to help me locate my sense of self in relation to my body. My vision improved dramatically. I discovered that with a lot of intent and work, I could make myself inhabit my 3D body. I also vividly remember sitting in a park in Calgary one day, and making a strong heart connection with the Rockies at the horizon and then, as my gaze crept closer to myself, things seemed less and less real to the point of a bush next to me merely having a mental label but no emotional or physical reality attached to it for me. This gave me a lot of insight into the way I related to people as well.

Fast forward a decade; I am now married with young children, I almost never wear my glasses but hubby tells me I'm squinting a lot. Also I'm finding myself not as safe driving without glasses as I should be as I am not able to decipher license plates or exit signs; yikes! I look around for alternative vision people and meet Azalea who refers me to Howard.

This is the part where I suppose that I am to tell you how caring and professional he is, how well he knows his subject area, how comfortable he made me feel. But truly, I'm not sure how much that will matter to you. If you have bothered to come to his website, read this far, been thinking that there might be more for your vision than what you have been acquainted with then either you will feel motivated to try the "I" exam or you won't! You may feel a connection to Howard and understand what he is trying to do for you or something inside will keep screaming at you that this is all rubbish and that you can't be fitted with lenses with your eyes closed.

I myself am more of the former category.  By the time I met Howard I had been doing energy work and was using muscle testing almost daily for myself to help me pick food, supplements, etc. I also found that if I had no one around to help me muscle test, I could close my eyes and simply monitor my breath to tell me the same information. I was relieved that Howard used some of these techniques - can you imagine me sitting at WalMart telling the eye doc that I want him to muscle test me for my glasses?? So the entire experience made a lot of sense to me, due to my years of proving to myself that these subtle yet profound techniques worked for me. Howard has dealt with his own vision issues which I also find normal as we usually teach that which we must learn - my chiropractor has spinal alignment issues and the school's counselor has emotional issues she's working on.

 Howard refers to my left eye as my female side.  He correctly identified that my neurological pattern was very right brained or male, I was very logical in like manner as men are.  At the time, I was only just starting to examine my feminine side and no, this is not gobbledy-gook speak; this is a way to describe ‘owning’ your feelings, using both hemispheres to function fully, becoming a whole person. I had had a blind, fuzzy spot over about 1/3 of my left eye, which immediately 'disappeared' with the therapeutic lenses.

I vividly remember picking up my glasses from the optician. My husband drove us out of his neighborhood and I was thinking to myself ‘Hmmm; wonder what changes I will notice?’ He turned onto the highway and I was slammed into the back of my seat because for the first time ever in my life, I actually have a physical and emotional sense that the cars on the other side were COMING AT ME, not like the mental label phenomenon that I had had for all of my life. It was astounding and intense. So much so that I needed a break so we went to a local mall. As I'm sitting eating in the food court, my gaze falls on a woman about 6 tables away, and I'm astounded to discover that she seems real to me, that I am loving her, my heart is open to her - not just a label in mind "woman 6 tables away, not a danger, ignore". Sweetest of all and what brought me to tears was then sweeping my eyes to my baby daughter in her carseat and actually being able to see on all levels that my being could see: her eyelashes, those wispy, red, perfect eyelashes attached to my daughter who I love so much! Of course logically I knew she had them and probably ‘saw’ them many times, but to perceive them; to perceive her...

So what has happened since? 
My family and I have moved to Klamath Falls, OR. I use my glasses for driving, for computer work and general reading, and for specific therapeutic purposes such as when I'm sick, stressed, etc. My blind spot is gone (even without the glasses so yes, PERMANENT changes are possible), to the point of where I would say that my brain now loves to look where I used to see nothing!!!  And I'm thinking I might be ready to get my glasses tweaked by Howard one more time. And I have become a Group Fitness Instructor. See how we teach that which we must learn? I revel in the feel of my body, the texture of clothes against my skin, my ability to feel my breath inside me. My favorite class is yoga where I now help others to find their inner vision.  We do palming, we change our breathing habits, we ground and center. I've had the honor of working with blind yoga students which confirmed to me many things that Howard preaches. It still amazes me sometimes; being up in front of a class, confident, in shape, and to be able to perceive if any one of my students is struggling, holding their breath, out of alignment, etc. I feel my own ability to see myself both inside and out is now helping me see others and show them how to see themselves. It has come full circle. 
Namaste!

Nikola V., B.Sc.N.
Registered Nurse in WA
ACE- certified Group Fitness Instructor
Klamath Falls, OR   

Famous Quotes

In our effort to both educate and amuse, we are constantly seeking out famous quotes that bring home the point that we are making.  Some of our website readers have told us that they often want to use a quote that they saw on our site but have to search through a number of pages before finding it. Thus we have copy and pasted them for you on one page.  Please feel free to send us any appropriate famous quotes that you may come across to include on our website.

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“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.”
~ Frank Capra

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What you do today is important because you are 
exchanging a day of your life for it.  Make it a good one!

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 “The meeting of two personalities is like 
the contact of two chemical substances;
if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
~Carl Jung

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“The un-examined life is not worth living.”
~Socrates

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“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much 
in our being able to
remake our world 
as in being able to remake ourselves.”
~Gandhi

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“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will 
come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship. 
Laws to restrict the art of healing to one class of men…
are un-American and despotic.”

– Dr. Benjamin Rush, MD,  Signer of the Declaration of Independence

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“A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its’ original dimensions”        ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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 “A person of character takes as much trouble to 
discover what is right as the
lesser men take 
to discover what will pay.”
~Confucius

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A nation of sheep will get a government of wolves.
~Edward R. Murrow

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“When a fact appears that threatens orthodox medical practice,
the power groups go into action. They pounce on the poor 
pitiable ‘heresy’ and suppress it, if at all possible. 
If it cannot be suppressed, it is explained away.
If it cannot be explained away, it is denied.
If it cannot be denied, it is buried.”
~Alexis Carrel, French Surgeon, 1873 – 1944

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Freedom was given to humanity by God. 
But, governments, if they can help it, 
never give freedom. 
They just hand out slavery with slogans.”
~Taylor Caldwell

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“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
~ Rudyard Kipling

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 “Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.”
~ Mark Twain

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“There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is.”

~ Albert Einstein ~

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“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny”
Thomas Jefferson

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine,
but will interest his patients in the care of the human 
frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Thomas Edison

“Let thy food be thy medicine,
and thy medicine be thy food.”
Hippocrates,  the Father of Modern Medicine

“Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying when
there seemed to be no hope at all.”
Dale Carnegie

“The illusion of freedom (in America) will continue as 
long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion.  At the 
point where the illusion becomes too expensive to 
maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they 
will pull back the curtain, they will move the tables 
and chairs out of the way and you will see
the brick wall at the back of the theater.”
Frank Zappa

“The several States composing 
the United States of America, 
are not united on the principle 
of unlimited submission 
to their General Government.”
–Thomas Jefferson

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“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, 
tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” 
- Samuel Adams

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“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.”

—George Washington, letter to the Legislature of Pennsylvania, September 5, 1789

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 “Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.” – William Inge

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“As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.”

– Donald Trump

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“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.”
~Socrates, 469 – 399 B.C.

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“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.”
~Plato

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“The wise man knows that he is ignorant.”
~Socrates, 469 – 399 B.C.

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“An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
~ John F Kenndey

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“Medicine for most of history 
has been imprecise, decentralized, 
and as much an art as a science.”
~Harper’s Magazine, Feb 2009 pg.38

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“The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.”
~Lady Bird Johnson

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“Error of opinion may be tolerated
where reason is left free to combat it.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

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“Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”
~Abraham Lincoln

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“Educate and inform 
the whole mass of the people…
They are the only sure reliance 
for the preservation of our liberty.”
~Thomas Jefferson

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“A foolish faith in authority
is the worst enemy of truth.”
~ Albert Einstein

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“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”
~Albert Einstein

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“When people tried to treat infectious disease 150 years ago, they had no clue what the cause was – namely that there were these nasty micro organisms that caused the disease.  They were just shooting in the dark.  That’s what we still do.  Doctors of the future will look on our medicine with ”bemusement and horror”…….they’ll sit around saying ‘Can you believe they gave poisons to people to kill their cancers?’ And that is the reward we’ll get – we will be considered medieval.”

  
~Eric Lander in 2005, founder of the Whitehead Institute / MIT Center for Genome Research, a Rhodes scholar and one of the country’s leading molecular geneticists researching in cancer

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 “You can’t trust your eyes 
if your imagination is out of focus.”
~Mark Twain

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” Most of the tyrants, despots, and dictators 
are sincerely convinced 
that their rule is beneficial for the people, 
that theirs is government for the people.”
~Ludwig von Mises

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“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not
merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
~ World Health Organization, 1948

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No Sex Causes Bad Eye Sight

We include this as, early in his career, Dr. Sirota saw this sign in an eye doctor’s office in which he worked. It took him 6 months until he could read the hidden message but it spurred him on to discovering the principles behind light therapy.

See the black and white cutouts?  Now blur your vision by pulling on the outer corner of your eye and note what the hidden message says.

Seeing each and every piece of the cutout sharply and clearly demonstrates ‘Good Sight’.

But upon a little bit of blur you can read the message, seeing as we say, ‘the whole picture’?

Which demonstrates ‘Good Vision’.

‘Corrective’ lenses give good sight (acuity) while

‘Light Therapeutic’ lenses give good vision (seeing the whole picture – even though it’s a little blurred).

As for the actual message, we’ll let you fill in the blank!

Now, See the frog?

Now turn your head 90 degrees to the right.  

Vision is seeing the whole and ‘giving meaning to it’. 

Sight is a function of the eye. Vision incorporates sight with memory
and recognition.  It also intergrade’s with the other senses. 
Corrective lenses seek to give good sight or acuity. 
Therapeutic lenses seek to develop good vision. Each has its’ place
and 

therapeutic light lenses are ‘not’ meant to replace 

your eye doctor
glasses but rather, the little illusions 

provided on this page will
hopefully help to show the difference as well as entertain. 

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 “A person of character takes as much trouble to 
discover what is
right as the lesser men take 
to discover what will pay.” –  Confucius

Importance of Eye Dr’s In Your Life

The human eye; nature’s priceless gift to man
that he may enjoy the beauties
 of form, color, and motion;
made possible by light… 

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‘I’ Care is ‘different’ from Eye Care and in our never ending mission to provide you with health care information to better assist you in making better health care choices, we provide you with clear information.  ‘I’ care is the ‘inner you’ while ‘Eye’ care is your sight.  (Get the pun? ‘I’ care)

OPHTHALMOLOGIST – A primary care physician qualified to give a complete diagnostic eye exam for eye diseases and can medically treat those diseases.  Trained as a doctor of medicine or osteopathy they can do everything from prescribing corrective lenses to delicate eye surgery.  They are at the top of the ladder of eye care doctors.

OPTOMETRIST – A limited practitioner who is qualified to perform eye exams to include looking for eye diseases.  They can do everything from prescribing corrective lenses to some drug treatment of eye diseases.  More serious eye diseases or surgical needs are referred to an Ophthalmologist.

OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN – Trained to work side by side with Ophthalmologists, they are the ‘physician assistants’ in the world of eye care.

OPTICIAN – Trained to fill the Ophthalmologists’ and Optometrists’ prescriptions for corrective lenses.  They are the ‘pharmacists’ in the world of lenses.

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“Freedom was given to humanity by God. 
But, governments, if they can help it, 
never give freedom. 
They just hand out slavery with slogans.” 
—Taylor Caldwell 

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Dr. Sirota has ‘retired’ from his practice of optometry and Dr. Asinoff has ‘not’ been trained as an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) and ‘I’ Exams deal with light modulation not vision correction which is why we say that ‘I’ Exams are ‘NOT’ Eye Exams and are ‘not’ a substitute for the eye care of an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist).

THE IMPORTANCE OF EYE DOCTORS IN ‘YOUR‘ LIFE

Most people don’t realize how important a regular eye exam is!  They just go in when they have a vision problem or if it’s just been a long time since their last exam and perhaps they have even been ‘quilted’ into it.

But eye doctors can diagnose eye diseases which can blind (or partially blind) you yet you will have NO symptoms.  For example, macular degeneration and glaucoma.  Glaucoma is the #1 ‘serious’ cause of blindness today and the #2 cause overall and chances of getting it only increases with age!

Eye doctors can also see signs of other diseases in your body that have yet to show any symptoms by use of their special instruments used to look into your eyes.  For example, diabetes, high blood pressure or potential blood clots that could cause a stroke.

So putting aside the light therapy theme of this website we want you to know that we consider your eye doctor an unsung hero. We have observed that some of the finest of human beings are eye doctors and we have yet to find one not dedicated to preserving and restoring sight and we are truly respectful and appreciative of this noble profession.

Hey; we too appreciate the heart surgeon or brain surgeon but what about that ophthalmologist who saves you from a life of blindness with their surgical skills or the optometrist who is so conveniently located in all the department stores and malls ready to check your eyes for potential diseases of either your eyes or elsewhere in your body?  All this before they even get to the need for glasses part!!!

It was thru the study of light therapy that much of this (pardon our pun) ‘came to light’ so we understand the lay persons mindset when it comes to eye doctors.  So when you think of your eye doctor remember this: ‘They’re not just for eyeglasses anymore!’  So we’ll end our pun making in saying that hopefully we have en-lightened you!

Obviously we encourage you to see them for regular eye exams.  As for what constitutes a ‘regular’ eye exam we defer to them.  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.eyenet.org) they recommend the following: 

Newborn thru teens: as per your family doctors recommendation  

20 – 39 years of age: Blacks every 3 – 5 years and others a little less frequently (Blacks are at greater risk for glaucoma)

40 – 64 years of age: Every 2 – 4 years

65 years of age or older: Every 1 – 2 years

If you have any eye problems then more frequently as per your eye doctors instructions.

The very worst thing we could think of to say about eye doctors is that they are bad at public relations so we here want to do our part in giving them a well-deserved plug.  Hmmm, but on the other hand, not being good at PR may be in part due to them being so good at what they do!  We’ll let you decide…….

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As for the ‘I’ Exam, it is ‘subjective’ and deals with emotions and feelings both in mind and body so you can be the judge if and when you need it!  It is a concept who principles involve ‘adjusting’ the spread of light for the purposes of Light Therapy.

Nature has decreed the eye to be the organ that receives and processes light; and lenses can effectively aid in Light Therapy when chosen using a different and innovative concept.  

We just want you to understand the differences and not confuse them.

Next to life itself, Gods most precious gift to you is your sight…

 

Emotions, Dis-ease & Introspection

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
~ World Health Organization, 1948

As you know by now the “I” in “I” Exam stands for ‘Introspection’ and we have purposely put a dash in the middle of the word ‘dis-ease’.  Emotions can cause and/or contribute to virtually any disease and the end result is that we lose our peace, poise and balance.  Put another way, we are no longer in a state of harmony or ‘ease’ thus the word dis-ease and introspection is an important part of regaining our balance.  

Our medical system is either unaware or just discounts the importance of emotions in causing or contributing to disease and usually just treats the physical body; the only exception is when mental problems manifest and the patient is referred to a psychiatrist, psychologist or some other mental health care professional. 

Well, a German medical doctor has come along side of us in idea ology so we have posted an article about him below:

A New View of Cancer — German New Medicine

German New Medicine (GNM), developed by Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, M.D., operates under the premise that every disease, including cancer, originates from an unexpected shock experience.

The discovery came after Dr. Hamer, the former head internist in the oncology clinic at the University of Munich, Germany, lost his son in an unexpected tragedy, then developed testicular cancer. The diagnosis led him to study the connection between stressful events and disease by investigating the histories of his cancer patients.

 He found that, like himself, every one of his patients had gone through a very stressful episode prior to developing cancer, and, upon investigating other diseases found that every disease is controlled from its own specific area in the brain and linked to a very particular, identifiable, “conflict shock.”

GNM is based of five biological laws that apply scientifically to each and every case of disease. They include:

#1: Every disease is caused by a conflict shock that catches an individual completely off guard.

#2: Provided there is a resolution of the conflict, every disease proceeds in two phases, a conflict-active phase and a healing phase.

#3: Ties the findings of the first two laws into the context of embryology and the evolution of man. It illustrates the biological correlation between the psyche, the brain, and the organ from an evolutionary point of view.

#4: Addresses the role of microbes in the context of evolution and in relation to the three germ layers from which our organs originate. Microbes are indispensable to your survival.

#5: Every so-called disease has to be understood as a “meaningful special biological program of nature” created to solve an unexpected biological conflict.

Further, Dr. Hamer believes that a person cannot die of cancer in and of itself. 

If someone dies during the conflict-active phase of disease, he says, it’s because of energy loss, weight loss, sleep deprivation, and emotional and mental exhaustion. The stress of receiving a cancer diagnosis, or being given a negative prognosis, is often enough to deprive a person of their life-force. Conventional cancer treatments only accelerate the downward spiral.

While trying to publicize his findings, Dr. Hamer has been persecuted and harassed by German and French authorities. He is now living in exile in Spain where he is continuing his fight for official recognition of GNM.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/08/21/a-new-view-of-cancer-german-new-medicine.aspx

Laser Eye Surgery

All the various laser eye surgeries are exclusive to  ophthalmologists  (MD’s & DO’s). The devices are FDA approved for safety and the procedures are approved by their medical boards and are considered relatively safe. They address the ‘symptoms’ of poor acuity quite well. Blurry sight becomes sharp and clear; literally overnight.  

Having said that, we here at New Hope Therapy will exercise our First Amendment rights in saying that we do not agree with any form of laser eye surgery.* It addresses the ‘symptoms’ but not the problem as explained on our Home Page. Laser eye surgery, in a manner of speaking, ‘locks-in’ your corrective lens prescription on your eyes and although effective from a ‘corrective’ perspective, it is not from a light therapy point of view. With glasses or contacts, you get to take them off some of the time allowing your eyes to relax from your prescription; but with laser surgical correction it is as though your ‘glasses’ are always on! 

We have found there to be physiological differences in the body simply by varying lens strengths or put another way, by increasing or decreasing the spread of light on the retina.  The goal of therapeutic lenses is to maximize the spread of light and ‘not’ to correct your acuity to 20/20.  That is for your eye doctor to do.  But simply illustrated; most people, upon removing their glasses and closing their eyes will note a difference in their ability to breathe deeper and more easily than doing so with their eyes closed and their glasses on! They may also note differences in their blood pressure, hearing perception, reading ability, walking with less or greater ease and so much more.  As you can see, we are using light to enhance overall body function, not to correct your eyesight.  The ability of the widest possible spread of light on the eye’s screen (the retina) to affect so many other bodily functions have barely been explored.        

Of course you may wish to discuss this with your eye doctor but note that in as much as therapeutic lenses are a new and innovative concept, your eye doctor may not be familiar with it and although we don’t see ‘eye-to-eye’ with most eye professionals on this issue, we can honestly say that we have observed some of the finest and most sincere of human beings to be eye doctors and we have yet to find one not dedicated to preserving and restoring sight. We are truly respectful and appreciative of this noble profession and we encourage you to visit your eye doctor regularly. That way they can catch any potential problems early…..and not just eye problems but they are able to see other problems in the early stages of development elsewhere in your body by looking into your eyes!  We say “AMAZING!”  Read more about this on the page EYE CARE PROVIDERS DEFINED. 

Much as we disagree with laser eye surgery, we would be amiss to not acknowledge the many sight saving surgeries that ophthalmologists perform such as retinal re-attachment.  Many people can see today who in times past would be sightless due to these amazing surgical techniques and their amazing skills which they spend years studying and perfecting so we didn’t want this one-and-only difference in opinion to keep us from publicly thanking them for all the good that they do.  In a society where movie stars get more acclaim than people who demonstrate such dedication, we just wanted to acknowledge and thank these unsung heros!   

A nation of sheep will get a government of wolves.
 
- Edward R. Murrow

 Generally speaking, we encourage people to seek out second opinions and/or other sources of information (library, internet, etc) when it comes making decisions about your health.  We suggest that as a lawyer’s shingle reads “Counselor at Law” that you consider any doctor a “Counselor at Medicine”.  Always be the final say in YOUR health care.

Next to life itself, Gods most precious gift to you is your sight…       

“When a fact appears that threatens orthodox medical practice,
the power groups go into action. They pounce on the poor 
pitiable ‘heresy’ and suppresst, if at all possible. 
If it cannot be suppressed, it is explained away.
If it cannot be explained away, it is denied.
If it cannot be denied, it is buried.”

Alexis Carrel, French Surgeon, 1873 – 1944 

~Thousands Have Been Harmed by Lasik Eye Surgery~

Patients harmed by Lasik eye surgery recently told federal health advisers stories of severe eye pain, blurred vision and even a son’s suicide. The advisers recommended that the government warn more clearly about the risks of the popular operations.

About 700,000 Americans a year undergo the elective laser surgery. Of those, several thousand suffer serious, life-changing side effects, such as worse vision, severe dry eye,  glare, and inability to drive at night.   

 Colin Dorrian, a law school student from suburban Philadelphia,  endured six years of eye pain and impaired vision before he finally  killed himself in 2007.  Matt Kotsovolos’ operation was classified as  successful even though he has suffered from debilitating and unremitting eye pain for two years.

 The FDA advisers recommended that warnings for would-be Lasik patients:

  • Add photographs that illustrate what people suffering certain side effects actually see
  • Clarify how often patients suffer different side effects
  • Make more understandable the conditions that should disqualify someone from Lasik
  • Spell out that anyone whose nearsightedness is fixed by Lasik is guaranteed to need reading glasses in middle age, which could be avoided if they skip Lasik.

Source:  MSNBS  April 25, 2008    

Eyes and So Much More

the-gift-of-sight
The human eye; nature’s priceless gift to man that he may enjoy the beauties of form, color, and motion; made possible by light…
 

‘I’ Care is ‘different’ from Eye Care and in our never ending mission to provide you with health care information to better assist you in making better health care choices, we provide you with clear information.  ‘I’ care is the ‘inner you’ while ‘Eye’ care is your sight.  (Get the pun? ‘I’ care).

OPHTHALMOLOGISTA primary care physician qualified to give a complete diagnostic eye exam for eye diseases and can medically treat those diseases.  Trained as a doctor of medicine or osteopathy they can do everything from prescribing corrective lenses to delicate eye surgery.
They are at the top of the ladder of eye care doctors.

OPTOMETRIST – A limited PR actioner who is qualified to perform eye exams to include looking for eye diseases.  They can do everything from prescribing corrective lenses to some drug treatment of eye diseases.  More serious eye diseases or surgical needs are referred to an Ophthalmologist.

OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN – Trained to work side by side with Ophthalmologists, they are the ‘physician assistants’ in the world of eye care.

OPTICIAN – Trained to fill the Ophthalmologists’ and Optometrists’ prescriptions for corrective lenses.  They are the ‘pharmacists’ in the world of lenses.

 “Freedom was given to humanity by God.
But, governments, if they can help it, never give freedom.
They just hand out slavery with slogans.”
—Taylor Caldwell

Dr. Sirota has ‘retired’ from his practice of optometry and Dr. Asinoff has ‘not’ been trained as an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) and ‘I’ Exams deal with light modulation not vision correction which is why we say that ‘I’ Exams are ‘NOT’ Eye Exams and are ‘not’ a substitute for the eye care of an eye doctor (ophthalmologist or optometrist).

The Importance of  Eye Doctors
in your life 

Most people don’t realize how important a regular eye exam is!  They just go in when they have a vision problem or if it’s just been a long time since their last exam and perhaps they have even been ‘guilted’ into it.

But eye doctors can diagnose eye diseases which can blind (or partially blind) you yet you will have NO symptoms.  For example, macular degneration and glaucoma.  Glaucoma is the #1 ‘serious’ cause of blindness today and the #2 cause overall and chances of getting it only increases with age!

Eye doctors can also see signs of other diseases in your body that have yet to show any  symptoms by use of their special instruments used to look into your eyes.  For example, diabetes, high blood pressure or potential blood clots that could cause a stroke.

So… putting aside the light therapy theme of this website we want you to know that we consider your eye doctor an unsung hero. We have observed that some of the finest of human beings are eye doctors and we have yet to find one not dedicated to preserving and restoring sight and we are truly respectful and appreciative of this noble profession.

Hey; we too appreciate the heart surgeon or brain surgeon but what about that ophthalmologist who saves you from a life of blindness with their surgical skills or the optometrist who is so conveniently located in all the department stores and malls ready to check your eyes for potential diseases of either your eyes or elsewhere in your body?  All this before they even get to the need for glasses part!!!

It was thru the study of light therapy that much of this (pardon our pun) ‘came to light’ so we understand the lay persons mindset when it comes to eye doctors.  So when you think of your eye doctor remember this: ‘They’re not just for eyeglasses anymore!’  So we’ll end our pun making in saying that hopefully we have en-lightened you!

Obviously we encourage you to see them for regular eye exams.  As for what constitutes a ‘regular’ eye exam we defer to them.  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (www.eyenet.org) they recommend the following:

Newborn thru teens: as per your family doctors recommendation

20 – 39 years of age: Blacks every 3 – 5 years and others a little less frequently (Blacks are at greater risk for glaucoma)

40 – 64 years of age: Every 2 – 4 years

65 years of age or older: Every 1 – 2 years

If you have any eye problems then more frequently as per your eye doctors instructions.

The very worst thing we could think of to say about eye doctors is that they are bad at public relations so we here want to do our part in giving them a well-deserved plug.  Hmmm, but on the other hand, not being good at PR may be in part due to them being so good at what they do!  We’ll let you decide…….

As for the ‘I’ Exam, it is ‘subjective’ and deals with emotions and feelings both in mind and body so you can be the judge if and when you need it!  It is a concept who principles involve ‘adjusting’ the spread of light for the purposes of ‘Light Therapy’.

Nature has decreed the eye to be the organ that receives and processes light; and lenses can effectively aid in Light Therapy when chosen using a different and innovative concept.

We just want you to understand the differences and not confuse them.

Next to life itself, Gods most precious gift to you is your sight…



Why use Homeopathics?

Homeopathy is the second most widely used system of medicine in the world. Its growth in popularity in the
United States has been around 25 to 50 percent a year throughout the last decade.

This success is fueled by several factors:

 

  • Homeopathy is extremely effective. When the correct remedy is taken, results can be rapid, complete and permanent.
  • Homeopathy is completely safe. Even babies and pregnant women can use Homeopathy without the danger of side effects.
  • Homeopathic remedies can also be taken alongside other medication without producing unwanted side effects.
  • Homeopathy is natural. Homeopathic remedies are normally based on natural ingredients.
  • Homeopathy works in harmony with your immune system, unlike some conventional medicines which suppress the immune system. (For example, cough medicines suppress the cough reflex, which is your body’s attempt to clear the lungs)
  • Homeopathic remedies are not addictive – once relief is felt, you should stop taking them. If no relief is felt, you are probably taking the wrong homeopathic remedy.
  • Homeopathy is holistic. It treats all the symptoms as one, which in practical terms means that it addresses the cause, not the symptoms. This often means that symptoms tackled with Homeopathy do not recur.
  • But there is a catch…

Every silver lining has a cloud, and there are two main barriers to the effective use of homeopathy:

  • Prescribing the right homeopathic remedy takes a little more time and patience than conventional medicine. Exactly the right remedy needs to be taken for your symptoms. There is no such thing as a standard homeopathic headache remedy (though, sadly that doesn’t mean no such product is sold…). The remedy you take has to be matched to your particular headache – where it occurs, what brings it on, what type of pain it is, what aggravates it, what makes it feel worse, your state of mind and what other symptoms you experience.
  • The sheer range of remedies in use can cause practical problems for an average sized pharmacy. If the right remedy is not one of 30 or so commonly used remedies, they can be difficult to obtain.
  • We built a remedy finder. Type in your symptoms in plain English, answer a few questions and the homeopathic remedy finder will help you to work out exactly which remedy you need to take.

How Homeopathy Can Help You!

Homeopathic remedies (also called homeopathic) are a system of medicine based on three principles:

* Like cures like
For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by
mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy.

* Minimal Dose
The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to around 1,000,000,000,000 parts of water.

* The Single Remedy
No matter how many symptoms are experienced, only one remedy is taken, and that remedy will be aimed at all those symptoms.

Similar principals form the basis of conventional allergy treatment, where the allergic substance is given in a small dose, and in vaccines where an impotent form of the virus is given to bolster the immune system against that particular virus.

“I” Question To Ponder

“The un-examined life is not worth living.”
~Socrates

In considering an “I” , I ponder these questions:

1 – Why do I want an “I” Exam?

2 – What do I expect it to help me achieve in my life?

3 – What complaints, if any, am I experiencing with my eyes?

4 – When was the last time I had a thorough eye health exam including the use of eye drops to dilate my pupils by an optometrist or ophthalmologist?

5 – Have I experienced any past eye, head or body trauma abuse or serious illness?

6 – What medications am I currently taking?

7 – What vitamins and other health & herbal supplements am I currently taking?

8 – Note the successes AND failures in life in which I have been unable to reach the goals that I have set for myself, knowing that I have the brains and abilities to do so—yet I have been unable to achieve them.

Ponder this concept:

When I say, ‘I can do it’, it is the E-Y-E that can do it.

When I say, “I can’t do it’ it is the E-Y-E that can’t do it.

As a brief overview:

9 – How was my parents relationship with each other and how did they each interact with me?

10 – Do I tend to hold my breath or find myself ‘mini-gasping’ and under what circumstances?

11 – Am I fearful of heights?  Would I go to the edge of a cliff and look down without feeling uncomfortable?

14 – How do I experience driving?  As a passenger do I find myself hitting the ‘imaginary’ brake? Do I notice myself getting nervous or tense?

15 – Can I read quickly, smoothly and efficiently without having to re-read what I have read?  (especially textbook material)

16 – Does what I read hold my interest or does it seem boring? Do I enjoy reading or is it a chore to read?

17 – When I read aloud to others do the words go from the page to my eyes to my brain (understanding) and then to my mouth OR does it seem to go
from the page to my eyes to my mouth and I have to ‘work’ at trying to understand what I am reading?

18 – What qualities do you feel that you are missing that would enable you to be the kind of person that you really want to be?

“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will
come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship.
Laws to restrict the art of healing to one class of men…
are un-American and despotic.”


  Dr. Benjamin Rush, MD,  Signer of the Declaration of Independence

 “A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its’ original dimensions”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes