Jeff Anshel | Director
E Street Eyes
Dr. Jeffrey Anshel is a 39-year resident of Encinitas. When relocating from his native Chicago, Dr. Anshel served as a lieutenant in the US Navy in San Diego. He served for four years as an optometrist at the Balboa Naval Hospital and Naval Training Center from 1973-1977.
Dr. Anshel relocated to Encinitas in 1977 and worked in Carlsbad and then Solana Beach, where he opened his first practice in 1984. Since then, he has maintained practices in Cardiff, Del Mar, Oceanside and, for the past 20 years in Carlsbad. In 2015 he relocated his practice, now known as E Street Eyes to the old E Street Café space in the Gowland Building on the corner of E Street and 2nd Street.
Dr. Anshel has served the Lions Club by donating his time and professional expertise to perform eye examinations to indigent farmers in Puerto Vallarta and Zhuatenajo, Mexico. He also worked with The Flying Samaritans to work at clinics in Baja, California.
During his professional career, Dr. Anshel has been a visiting professor at the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine and an assistant professor at the Southern California College of Optometry. He has been the principal of Corporate Vision Consulting where he has lectured internationally to consumers and eyecare professionals on topics of computer-vision concerns and nutrition for eye health. He has written six books on various eyecare topics. He is the founder and past president of the Ocular Nutrition Society- a non-profit organization educating eyecare professionals on how to use nutrition in the treatment of eye disorders. He is on the advisory boards and consults with many eyecare companies.
In the community, Dr. Anshel has been involved with many business networking groups, including Le Tip International (president for two years); Quid Quo Pro Networking Group (president for one year) and is currently the vice-president of the North Coast Business Group. He has also earned a commission as a Kentucky Colonel from the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Given Dr. Anshel’s varied background in business and his longevity as a resident of Encinitas, he feels that he would make an excellent board member of the Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association. Realizing that there can be a balance between business and community, he is a good listener and an objective voice for the overall good of the community. Please feel free to stop by his office at 128 West E Street and have a chat!