Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 51
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Beverly Hills, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993 and specializes in ophthalmology, cataract surgery, and more.Read his story

465 N Roxbury Dr Ste 902

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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more than 63% of peers
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more than 53% of peers
more than 48% of peers

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Dr. Boxer Wachler's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Boxer Wachler "Dr. Brian is regarded as one of the top TRUSTED leaders in the field of Keratoconus, LASIK and other vision correction procedures. His role as the "doctor's doctor" has been earned through his unwavering integrity and broad expertise. He is often consulted by other eye surgeons who need assistance with challenging patients or by patients who need repairs for previous surgery. Other eye surgeons come to him when they need eye surgery. As well as being Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, he was elected to the InternationalRefractive Surgery Club (IRSC), a leadership society of the world's best refractive surgeons. He was director of theUCLA Laser Refractive Center at the Jules Stein Eye Institute. He authored the best-selling book Modern Management of Keratoconus in 2008. This is the "FIRST" book to address alternatives to cornea transplant and is one of the most detailed and widely consulted physician resources and consumer publications in the field. Dr. Brian received the 2010 Jules Stein Living Tribute Award for performing the vision saving C3-R® Crosslinking System on U.S. Olympic Bobsled Driver Steven Holcomb that helped restore his vision, enabling him to win the Gold Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver – this was the first Gold Medal for the United States in bobsled in 62 years. Subsequently he renamed the procedure Holcomb C3-R® Crosslinking System in honor of Steven Holcomb who brought world-wide attention to this vision-preserving treatment. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Steven won two Bronze medals, making him the most celebrated bobsledder in American history."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Boxer Wachler "Since 1993 "Dr. Brian" (as his patients affectionately know him) has been caring for patients. His philosophy about patient care is a bit unconventional: all his patients have his cell phone number and personal email address in case they ever need to ask him a question or advice about about other medical recommendations. Patients feel like they are part of the family, not just like a patient. One of Dr. Brian's special qualities is that although he sees patients from all "walks of life," Dr. Brian is described as one of the most "down to earth" doctors people have met. Everyone receives the same high quality of care regardless if you are a famous celebrity or a manual laborer in the field. He has a special empathy for all people who have eye problems since his career mission is to help everyone who needs him. You can read many Boxer Wachler reviews here: http://www.boxerwachler.com/reviews/ Dr. Brian is often referred to as America's TV Eye Doctor, appearing on numerous news shows."


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3  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Senile Cataracts

15  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Clear Lens Surgery to Correct Near and Far Vision Simultaneous
  • Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
  • Conductive Keratoplasty (CK)
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL)
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Intacs
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Phakic Refractive Lens Implantation
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery
  • Visian Impantable Collamer Lens (ICL)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Edinburgh
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Dartmouth College
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Saint Louis University Eye Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Hunkeler Eye Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Univ. Of Kansas, Dept. Of Ophthalmology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best of LA Nominee, 2011
  • The Vision Awards, Jules Stein Living Tribute Award, 2010
  • Staar Surgical, Visian ICL Center of Excellence Award, 2007
  • Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Faculty Award for Five Years of Service, 2009
  • American Academy of Opthalmology Senior Achievement Award, 2010
  • Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery Society, Gold Medal for Career Scientific Contributions, 2001
  • International Society for Refractive Surgery, International Refractive Surgery Club Inductee, 2002
  • Best of LA Viewers Choice, 2010
  • Los Angeles Magazine, Super Doctors, 2010
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Secretariat Award, 2006
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Achievement Award, 2003
Media & Publications

Dr. Boxer Wachler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Boxer Wachler's Reviews

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37 total reviews (13 have comments)

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Dr. Boxer Wachler's Performance

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  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

I went to Dr.Boxer Wachler for keratoconus. My eyes were getting worse quickly. He performed collagen crosslinking which stabilized the progression. I had this procedure about 8 years ago when very few doctors did this, and I am so happy I did. Since then I had cataract surgery by a local doctor,...more
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I had my vision corrected with Dr. Boxer Wachler 10 years ago and left his office with 20/15 vision. I recently went in for a check up and my vision is still 20/15! One of the best decisions ever!
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An absolute amazing experience and a great team to deal with. Everything went as smooth as possible, I couldn't have asked for a better visit or simple, Pain Free procedure! Thank you to Dr. Brian and his full team of staff! I flew in from NY, and they were extremely helpful and...more
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I had suffered from severe dry eye for several years, and about 7 or 8 physicians in Florida were unable to help me. During my only visit to Dr. Wachler he significantly reduced my dry eye discomfort.
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Went there with my godfather joseph who helped me with the whole trip. Dr.boxer Wachler and staff were all great.i remember Jen,Walter,John and janelle.all were great.dr. Wachler was fantastic in bringing healing to my keratoconus . He is very kind and compassionate and is an excellent eye dr..dr...more
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