LASIKCONSUMERREPORT.COM <ABOUT THE AUTHOR, DR. BOXXER WACHLER>
Dr. Boxer Wachler's practice is limited to vision correction. He specializes in all procedures to correct glasses and contact lenses. His techniques include LASIK, LTK, Intacs, presbyopia reversal implants, and implantable contact lenses among other procedures. 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.
Dr. Boxer Wachler was raised in Santa Monica, CA. He 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 while competitively rowing on the crew team. He also was an avid public speaker as member of the 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, he was married to his wife, Selina. Dr. Boxer Wachler completed a residency in ophthalmology at Saint Louis University Eye Institute. Early in his training, his interest in refractive surgery was sparked 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 one-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.
He and his wife Selina, an architect, live in Los Angeles.
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