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, founder and past president of the Ocular Nutrition Society and a member of the Primary Care Optometry News Editorial Board.

BLOG: Optometry in France

January 27, 2015

Bonjour! I’ve just returned from a wonderful week in Paris.I’m not just bragging about a wonderful trip, because I did speak at the Congres…

BLOG: How to improve your eyesight naturally – sort of

December 30, 2014

I was recently browsing some of my nutrition newsletters and came across this lead story: “How to see without glasses, no matter how bad your vision is.”…

BLOG: New study shows carb intake matters more than saturated fat

December 10, 2014

I just reviewed a study that looked at saturated fat intake and levels in the blood. Results? Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive…

Dining in Denmark

November 6, 2014

I just returned from speaking at the Danish Contact Lens Conference in Aarhus, Denmark, last week. Despite the long flight, it was an exhilarating experience, and I met…

Study shows nutrition improves sports performance

October 13, 2014

Feeding our cells the right balance and quality of nutrients is important in all aspects of our lives. This is especially important when one is expected to perform at…

The mesozeaxanthin debate

September 30, 2014

Since I’m just back from 4 long days in Las Vegas at Vision Expo West, I thought it would be appropriate to report on some of my observations. Yes, the typical…

Bring our diets back to basics

September 4, 2014

Some friends of mine showed up over the Labor Day holiday weekend and got a chance to meet some new people. Since I was introduced as the president of the Ocular…

Astaxanthin and the eye

August 21, 2014

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

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

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…