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.