Drs. Travis and Jenna Zigler, both opthamologists, talked about their comprehensive eye care missionary work at the Bryan Kiwanis meeting on Sept. 19.
Their missionary work has taken them to Jamaica, Ecuador, Peru, the Turks and Caicos and Mexico.
The week-long clinics are staffed with doctors, medical staff, volunteers and security.
They treat a variety of eye care issues, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and a plethora of diabetic-based eye problems, Travis Zigler said.
“It’s similar to a MASH clinic,” Zigler said of the clinics, which are similar to the United States Army Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals (MASH) that serve as a fully functional temporary hospital in a specific area of operation.
He said in a week’s time they treat hundreds of people who lack basic medical care for all kinds of eye issues.
The Ziglers’ work is funded through their Eye Love Cares Foundation.
They also operate the Eye Love company, and have a podcast and Facebook Live feed, The Dry Eye Show.
“We do missionary work, with the aim to create sustainability,” in the areas they serve, Travis Zigler said.
Dr. Travis Ziegler is a 2003 graduate of Bryan High School and the son of Bryan Kiwanian Lee Zigler.
Dr. Jenna (Stelzer) Zigler is related to Williams County Common Pleas Court Judge JT Stelzer.
The Ziglers said they’re headed to Ocho Rios, in Jamaica, in three weeks to conduct a 10-day eye care clinic.