Meet the soldier turned inventor behind the Temple Massager

Eye on Veterans
August 30, 2019 - 1:40 pm

One night, Army vet Joe Meisch was suffering from eye strain while driving and found that the only thing that gave him relief was rubbing his temples with his fingers. He decided he would head out the next day to buy a temple massager.

One problem with that: there was no such thing. 

"I looked, and I looked, and I searched everything," Meisch recalled during an interview on the Eye on Veterans radio show. "There were still catalogs around at the time and I literally could not find the device being made anywhere. And at that moment I kinda discovered that maybe this is something that could be patented. Lo and behold, that's exactly what happened."

Since then things have taken off for Joe Meisch's Temple Massager, with a number of devices now available. Along with selling them, he has also donated thousands of those devices to veterans, hospitals, and first responders. 

To learn more about the Temple Massager story, the process of applying for and securing a patent, and more you can listen to the full interview with Joe Meisch above.

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