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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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…



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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

…
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!