145: Eye Love Cares, Coffee, and Blue Light with Travis Zigler
Coffee Lovers, Blue Light Blockers and the Eye Love Cares Foundation With Travis Zigler:
Dr. Travis Zigler graduated in 2010 from The Ohio State University College of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude honors. He is the founder of Eye Love, whose mission is to end preventable blindness. Dr. Travis and his wife, Dr. Jenna Zigler, use the profits from Eye Love to fund free and low-cost clinics in Jamaica. They also started a charity called the Eye Love Cares Foundation, which provides exams, glasses and sunglasses for those in need, free education, and scholarships for students that align with their mission. Dr. Travis enjoys traveling to Jamaica, training for marathons, and playing the ukulele while he drinks his morning coffee (French press... mmmm). Let's not forget their blue light blocker glasses!
Eye Love's long-term mission and vision:
A portion of profits from Eye Love sales is donated to the Eye Love Cares Foundation and funds are then used to provide glasses, sunglasses, and eye exams for those who cannot afford to obtain proper eye care. In the future, the Foundation will be used to fund permanent free and low-cost clinics in both the US and Jamaica, and it is our goal to also provide optometry scholarships for students who have an interest in eyecare mission work.
On This Episode You Will Hear:
[spp-timestamp time="00:30"] Introduction
[spp-timestamp time="07:50"] Free blood testing thanks to donating blood regularly.
[spp-timestamp time="09:00"] Prosthetic eyes made of hydroxyapatite.
[spp-timestamp time="10:10"] Say no to Visine, stop shrinking your blood vessels, use quality eye drops until you can find the root cause of your dry eye syndrome.
[spp-timestamp time="12:30"] Dry Eye is an inflammation symptom to a broader concern going on in the body.
[spp-timestamp time="14:45"] Western Medicine is only 100-200 years old. Whereas Eastern Medicine is thousands of years old. Eastern Medicine is about finding the root cause of the problem and addressing that. Western Medicine is more about finding a way to fix a symptom with medication which causes even more side effects.
[spp-timestamp time="17:45"] Cellular Cleansing. What is really breakfast? Learning about "Breaking Your Fasted State" after waking.
[spp-timestamp time="21:40"] The USA is not setting a great example on health to the rest of the world.
[spp-timestamp time="22:40"] Obesity can definitely be tied to education and income here in the USA.
[spp-timestamp time="24:30"] In Travis' book, he states, it is not up to your doctor to HEAL your dry eye. It is up to you and you alone.
[spp-timestamp time="30:00"] Geeking out on our mutual love for the french press, coffee, and more.
[spp-timestamp time="32:00"] Fatty Coffee with Kerrygold Butter, Coconut Oil, etc. No Sugar!
[spp-timestamp time="34:45"] Plugging local passion from Kayla Sampson and her South Carolina based coffee biz, Palmetto State of Mind.
[spp-timestamp time="36:00"] Differentiating the Eye Love brands.
[spp-timestamp time="39:10"] People can't drive, they can't get to the bigger cities.
[spp-timestamp time="41:00"] Make as much money as you can, so you can give back once you're comfortable to do so.
[spp-timestamp time="44:35"] Building MASH style, one week, eye clinics in Jamaica and turning them into a more sustainable model.
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Gandhi
This quote all encompasses everything you need to do in your life. Every day is a blessing and a gift. You never know if you are going to be here tomorrow. Live like it's your last one... go spend time with your loved ones. Travis reads every day and summarizes what he reads every single day.
This quote from Gandhi has been his lifelong favorite quote since he was 17 years old, and he still follows it today.