Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO, focuses his blog on practice pearls, technology and new research in the nutrition arena. Dr. Anshel is the founder of Corporate Vision Consulting, president of the Ocular Nutrition Society and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board.

Astaxanthin and the eye

August 21, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

Even while on vacation (visiting my son in Kauai), I try to get caught up on some educational reading. I just happened along an article on the Designs for Health blog…

Adequate zinc levels are important to overall health

July 31, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

There has been some recent controversy about supplementing with zinc and age-related macular degeneration. The original Age-Related Eye Disease Study formula used 80 mg…

Butter in your coffee?

July 14, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

If you’ve ever attended any of my lectures, you know that I come down hard on coffee for several reasons. However, if you listened carefully you heard that there…

Does fish oil cause prostate cancer?

June 25, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

I received a comment on my last blog regarding the study linking omega-3 fish oil and prostate cancer. There have been several responses to this published study, and I…

Many clinicians still unaware of nutrition's role in eye health

June 10, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

At a recent meeting, Jeffrey Anshel and colleagues discussed the role of nutrition for ophthalmologists. While the Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) encourages…

'Visual acuity checkers'

May 21, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

Blogger Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO, shares an experience where he overheard someone in an airport misrepresenting the practice of optometry to a friend over the telephone…

Nutrition education primer

April 24, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

The other day I received an email from someone who attended one of my recent lectures on contact lenses and nutrition. This person appreciated the talk and thought it…

Nutrition society to host spring symposium

March 18, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

The Ocular Nutrition Society will host a continuing education conference in conjunction with Vision Expo East in New York next week. The March 30 symposium will…

CRN weighs in on vitamin supplements and heart disease, cancer

March 6, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final report at the end of February, Vitamin, Mineral and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of…

Watch out for palm fruit oil

January 28, 2014
Jeffrey Anshel, OD, FAAO

The use of palm oil has skyrocketed in recent years and it is the most heavily utilized vegetable oil. It is used in about half of all packaged foods and personal care…