Jeffrey Anshel, O.D.


Jeffrey R. Anshel, O.D., a native of Chicago, graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1975. Anshel served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1977 in San Diego, California where he established the Navy's first vision therapy center.

In 1978, he opened a practice for Holistic Optometry at the Center for Total Health in Solana Beach, California. It was in this environment where he first offered his patients nutritional counseling, vision therapy, color therapy, acupressure, and other alternatives in vision care. He has written nine books, including Healthy Eyes, Better Vision, Visual Ergonomics in the Workplace, and Smart Medicine For Your Eyes, as well as dozens of articles regarding nutritional influences on vision and stress factors that affect visual performance.

In 2008, he founded the Ocular Wellness and Nutrition Society. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching eyecare professionals about the role of nutrition in preventing and resolving eye and vision conditions.

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