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.

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…

Does fish oil cause prostate cancer?

June 25, 2014

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

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

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

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…