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.


Dr. Boxer Wachler is routinely invited to speak at various ophthalmology conferences on LASIK and other vision correction techniques. He has delivered over 80 talks at conferences across the globe.

    Recent Invited Speaking Engagements:
  • Videorefractiva 2001, Milan, Italy
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery Symposium, Dallas, Texas
    Recent Keynote Speaking Engagements
  • Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery Convention, Chennai, India
  • Advances in Hyperopia Meeting, Houston, Texas
  • American Optometry Academy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA



  • Gold Medal awarded by the Indian Intraocular Lens Implant and Refractive Surgery Convention in Chennai, India.
  • Summit Autonomous national ophthalmologist award for excellence in LASIK
  • 1000 Plus Award for excellence in performing over 1000 LASIK procedure within a year period


Dr. Boxer Wachler is frequently the featured expert in television, print and radio news programs. He has been featured by NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox, CNN, ESPN, and KTLA news programs. Several radio shows including National Public Radio (NPR), KNX News and KFWB News have interviewed him for his expertise in the field. He has been written about in the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, and Wall Street Journal among others. Some stories may still be found by using an internet search engine by searching under "Boxer Wachler".


  • Board of Directors, LASIK Institute
  • Board of Directors, Center for Keratoconus
  • Chairman, Communications Committee, International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Member, Resident and Fellow Committee, International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Consultant, Police Officer Standards and Training Manual, Refractive Surgery Section, State of California
  • Member, New Technology Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology