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Elected by his peers as one of the world's best refractive surgeons, Dr. Boxer Wachler focuses exclusively on the field of vision correction at his Los Angeles-based practice, the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute. Specializing in procedures to correct glasses and contact lenses, his techniques include LASIK, LTK, Intacs, presbyopia reversal implants, and implantable contact lenses. He also holds a Diagnostic and Repair Clinic to treat patients in the community who have experienced problems after LASIK - or other vision correction procedures.

Raised in Santa Monica, CA, Dr. Boxer Wachler graduated from Santa Monica High School followed by an undergraduate degree in Psychobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was an intercollegiate athlete - rowing competitively on the university's crew team. He was also an avid public speaker and member of UCLA's championship debate team. He was chosen for the Rotary Foundation International Scholarship and studied abroad at Edinburgh University in Scotland as an ambassador from the United States.

Upon return from Scotland, Dr. Boxer Wachler attended Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire. Following graduation, Dr. Boxer Wachler completed a residency in ophthalmology at Saint Louis University Eye Institute. His interest in refractive surgery was sparked early in his training, and he initiated original research in quality of vision after radial keratotomy (RK), photorefractive keratotomy (PRK), and later in laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). He spent an additional year of training in a refractive surgery and corneal surgery fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Hunkeler Eye Center in Kansas City. From fellowship, he was recruited by the UCLA Department of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute to be Director of Refractive Surgery as well as Director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center.

Dr. Boxer Wachler and his wife Selina, an architect, live with their twin daughters in Los Angeles, California.