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Eye Love Excellence Award for February

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Unite For Sight, Eye Love Excellence Award, Dr. Travis Zigler

Unite For Sight 

At Eye Love, we really enjoy highlighting the great work other companies are doing in this world. We can all agree that if we all gave a little more of our time, money, and resources, the world would be a better place! This month, we're featuring Unite For Sight !

What they do

As a global health delivery organization, Unite For Sight partners with local eye clinics to develop strategies and to identify barriers that delay effective eye care delivery for patients living in extreme poverty. Unite For Sight believes in the social entrepreneurial vision and commitment of local medical professionals and work with existing profitable clinics to develop a unique outreach infrastructure. They develop and invests in the talent of local eye care leaders who have the determination and skill to create social enterprises that serve their communities' poorest people.

The Unite For Sight innovative programs in Ghana, Honduras, and India have provided quality care to more than 1.9 million poorest people in the world, including more than 99,000 sight-restoring surgeries. They were responsible for 92% of the cataract surgery increase in Ghana between 2008 and 2009. By 2010, five of the forty-five ophthalmologists in Ghana were partners of Unite For Sight, and these five ophthalmologists provide more than half of all surgeries performed in Ghana.


Mission

Unite For Sight develop high-impact social interventions to lift communities out of poverty and to eliminate preventable blindness worldwide by partnering with local eye clinics and collaborations with community leaders, governmental bodies, and hospitals to bring high-quality eye care to those living in extreme poverty.


How they started

They started as a small organization with 35 students. Jennifer Staple-Clark founded Unite For Sight in her dorm room when she was a sophomore at Yale University in 2000. Jennifer has developed Unite For Sight into a renowned global nonprofit organization that has provided eye care to 2.5 million of the world's poorest people in North America, Africa, and Asia.


How to donate

Unite for Sight urges you to take advantage of the convenience and security of giving online through their donation page. However you may call them if you would like to donate by credit card or you may alternatively submit a check by postal mail.

We love their mission to develop strategies and to identify barriers that delay effective eye care delivery for patients living in extreme poverty. We feel this falls  exactly in line with Eye Love’s mission to End Preventable Blindness for those in need. Together we can make a difference! Congratulations to them for receiving our Eye Love Excellence Award for February! Keep up the GREAT work!

 

One Love,

Dr. Travis Zigler, Dr. Jenna Zigler, Eye Love 

Drs. Jenna and Travis Zigler

Get Healthy - and Get Back to Your Life: Podcast with Dr. Michael Ruscio

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How Dysbiosis and Nutrient Deficiencies Impair Eye Health and Cause Everything from Dry Eye to Vision Problems with Dr. Travis Zigler

I had a great podcast interview with Dr. Michael Ruscio @drruscio. Check it out here! https://drruscio.com/?p=16196

Fast Facts Discussed on the Podcast:

Dry Eye

  • A multifactorial disease that can be caused by:
    • Dysfunction of oil glands (meibomian glands)
      • When oil glands cease to excrete oil onto the eye, it causes the eye to feel dry and irritated, which creates inflammation
    • Treatments/therapies to keep eyelids healthy
      • Keeping the eye clean is very important
      • Soap w/ tea tree oil can be used to kill demodex mites that live on the eyelashes
      • Chloric acid spray can be used to control overgrowth of bacteria
        • Overgrowth of mites or bacteria can cause inflammation
      • Eating healthy fats like omega 3-6 for healthy oil glands
      • Warm compress also helps get the oil glands working well
        • Warm (dry) rice in a sock, place it on the eye – helps to make the oil more liquid, massage the area to get the oils moving

Vision Problems

  • We are becoming more nearsighted as a society

  • Playing outside might help decrease nearsightedness

  • Vision therapy/therapist – training the muscles inside the eye to focus better

    • Mainly used for children who have the inability to focus or cross their eyes

    • There are quite a few diseases that cause this, the most common is Convergence Insufficiency

      • Other common diseases – Convergence Excess (over-crossed eyes), Accommodative Insufficiency

    • Not many doctors look for binocular issues

      • These conditions can sometimes present like ADD or ADHD because the child literally has issues with binocular focus

    • In-office therapy has the best results

      • There is a computer program you can do at home as well

Macular Degeneration

  • The Macula is your central vision
  • What causes macular degeneration?
    • Number one cause is age
      • Some signs in the 60s, often in the 70s and 80s
    • Number 2 – genetics
    • Number 3 – smoking (smokers have a 4x greater risk of developing MD) and diet
    • Vitamin deficiencies can be common; phytochemicals (leafy greens), vitamin A, C, and E
      • Free radicals cause damage to the macular tissue
  • Treatments
    • Green smoothies are great
    • Take a macular degeneration formula – Eye Love Ocular Health Formula
    • Sufficient vitamin A, C, E are the most important in this condition

Glaucoma

  • Not much is known about what causes Glaucoma
  • Treated by lowering the pressure in the eye
  • Diet and overall health are important, typically appears in unhealthy patients

Cataracts

  • Not abnormal to have some cataract formation
  • Around the age of 40, the lenses become so thick you have trouble focusing (bending it)
    • 50s – vision starts to become blurry with distance and reading
    • 60s to 70s – vision starts to become cloudy
  • Any preventative measures?
    • Antioxidants can help prevent it from getting worse
    • Overall health – eat less processed food and sugar, eat more leafy greens

Astigmatism

  • 80% of people have astigmatism of some kind, it is considered very normal depending on the severity of it

  • What causes it?

    • The front curvature of your eye isn’t shaped perfectly round

    • When light comes into the eye it gets focused on two points instead of one

    • Therapies like contact lenses and glasses help focus the two points into one

  • Preventative measures
    • Orthokeratology or CRT
      • Special night-time contact lenses can then help all the next day
      • Has been shown to reduce the progression of nearsightedness by 50%
      • A lot of doctors are not aware of this

General Eye Care Advice

  • Get your yearly eye exams

Where to find more about Dr. Travis Zigler’s free live events, products, website, and book

A Medicinal Mind Episode 027: Dr. Travis Zigler, Functional Eye Health

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A Medicinal Mind Episode 027: Dr. Travis Zigler, Functional Eye Health

A Medicinal Mind Episode 027

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

On this Podcast Dr. Travis Zigler describes his framework for understanding eye disease, seeing systemic chronic inflammation as a much greater contribution to the health of our eyes than when classically think.

Dr. Travis Zigler then shares his revolutionary business model, turning the classic optometry clinic on its head in order to create a flourishing online business and education platform that has enabled him and his wife to fund larger scale mission trips to provide eye exams to those who otherwise would go without.

We explore the evolution and success of new businesses driven by foundational missions and core values as compared to the simple pursuit of growing the size of a business.

We then get back into the medical space as Dr.Travis Zigler offers his insights into some of the most common conditions he sees affecting the eye and how he seeks to help his patients heal.

We explore the role of a plant based diet, supplements such as fish oil, the integration of regular eyelid cleaning and the protection of one’s eyes from blue light as some of the most effective ways to prevent many of the common chronic eye conditions.

Jumping from dry eye and cataracts to disrupted sleep from blue light exposure and myopia, Dr. Travis Zigler offers so much practical insights into how we can effectively keep our eyes and our entire bodies healthy as we age.

Check out the following links:

Eye Love: https://eyelovethesun.com/

Eye Love’s Vision Vision / Mission: https://eyelovethesun.com/pages/2019-vivid-vision-for-eye-love

Eye Love Cares Foundation: https://eyelovecares.org

Eye Love Shop:https://eyelovethesun.com/collections/all

Dry Eye Syndrome Support Community:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/dryeyesupport/


Blue Light Blocking Reading Glasses:
https://eyelovethesun.com/products/vagary-computer-reading-glasses-blue-light-blocking?variant=43024012942


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Business Consulting and Coaching
Business Igniters:
https://www.facebook.com/Business-Igniters-165108987349546/
Dr. Travis Zigler:https://www.facebook.com/Dr-Travis-Zigler-261315727610737/


Hilarious Eclipse Youtube video =
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Kr3GNPCC2I&t=1s

Eye Love Excellence Award for December

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Samaritan's Purse International Relief


At Eye Love, we really enjoy highlighting the great work other companies are doing in this world. We can all agree that if we all gave a little more of our time, money, and resources, the world would be a better place! This month, we're featuring Samaritan's Purse International Relief. 

What they do

It is God's desire for us to help those in desperate need just like the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37). For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has traveled around the world to aid the poor, sick, and suffering through food, medicine, and other assistance. Just like the Good Samaritan, they don't just stop there. In addition to meeting present and emergency needs, they help the underprivileged get back on their feet.

Mission

Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

How they started

Bob Pierce founded and led the ministry of Samaritan's Purse in 1970. He is a journalist who traveled throughout Asia after World War II. He met some courageous women in China who were living among lepers and orphans and, through them, God gave Pierce a vision for ministry. He dedicated himself in supporting other Christians who were caring for the poor and suffering in remote areas of the world.

Bob Pierce died of leukemia in 1978. A year later, Franklin Graham became the President and Chairman of the Board of Samaritan's Purse. Franklin Graham is an adventurous young student who accompanied Bob on a life-changing tour of some of the world's most underprivileged mission fields. Franklin has led the ministry through over 30 years of earthquakes, hurricanes, wars, and famine all across the globe.

Operation Christmas Child

Be part of changing children's lives all over the world through a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child. Since 1990, children to seniors fill shoe boxes with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to children in need around the world.

If you don't have time to shop and pack an Operations Christmas Child shoe box gift, for a suggested donation of just $25 you can build a shoe box online. They will pack the shoe box and send it for you!

Operations Christmas Child also accepts donations such as toys and school supplies. These donations are used as filler items and to replace items that may harm a child or damage a shoe box.

Millions of shoe boxes are collected during National Collection Week. Each box has to be carefully inspected before these special gifts bring hope and joy to children around the world. You can volunteer as an individual or with family and friends in any of their processing centers across the United States.

More than 146 million children in over 150 countries have received joy and hope through the simple shoe box gifts from Operation Christmas Child. A small shoe box packed and sent with love can have a big impact to children in need around the world.

How to donate

There are many ways to donate and get involved in the programs and activities of the Samaritan's Purse.

  • Donate online using a credit card or electronic check through their website
  • Give through a wire transfer
  • Give stock or mutual funds
  • Support physicians, dentists, and other medical professionals in mission hospitals and clinics around the world
  • Donate by buying one of their inspirational books
  • Purchase Samaritan's Apparel
  • Gifts of personal property such as vehicles, jewelry, smartphones, coin collections, and more

 

We love their mission to provide spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world! We feel this falls in line with Eye Love’s mission to End Preventable Blindness for those in need. Together we can make a difference and help better the quality of life for people in need. Congratulations to them for receiving our Eye Love Excellence Award for December! 

One Love,

Dr. Travis Zigler, Dr. Jenna Zigler, Eye Love

Drs. Jenna and Travis Zigler

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