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…

 

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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…