WHO IS "DR. BRIAN"?
He is a highly sought after eye surgeon and is known as "The Surgeon's Surgeon" since so many other surgeons come to Dr. Brian for surgery on their own eyes - these doctors include eye surgeons, brain surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and breast cancer surgeons to just name a few specialties.
Doctors representing all parts of the Medical Field commonly fly in from all over the United States and outside countries to have Dr. Brian treat them with his unique and proprietary treatments. His surgery patients also include many Registered Nurses and Pharmacists. Dr. Brian is also sought after by numerous celebrities, film and TV stars, famous musicians, professional athletes, CEOs, and goverment leaders in the United States and abroad who literally have millions of dollars on the line and trust only Dr. Brian with their eyes.
One of Dr. Brian's special qualities is that although he sees patients from all "walks of life" (famous and non-famous), 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.
MORE ABOUT DR. BRIAN:
EARNED the reputation as “the doctor’s doctor”
for being the choice of many doctors for their own vision correction as well as being consulted upon by many doctors for assistance/advice for their own patients.
PIONEERED use of Intacs and Holcomb C3-R treatments for keratoconus which include proprietary technique not available anywhere else.
"WROTE THE BOOK" on Keratoconus, Corneal Crosslinking, and LASIK
ENTRUSTED by the United States Olympic Committee to treat Bobsled Driver Steve Holcomb's Keratoconus that enabled him to come back and win Olympic Gold
INVENTED the I-Brite eye whitening procedure.
VOTED as "Super Doctor" by Beverly Hills Magazine survey of doctors in California.
PIONEEERED Visian ICL in office procedure rooms in the
ELECTED by his peers as one of the world’s best refractive surgeons.
RECEIVED the Achievement Awardand Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
in recognition for his participation in the scientific programs at the Annual Meetings over many years.
FEATURED for his expertise on NBC Nightly News, CNN, Today Show, ABC News, CBS News, FOX News, KCAL9 News, PBS, Good Day LA, Dr. Phil's The Doctors, and EXTRA to name a few.
HONORED with Gold Medal Award by the IIIRSS for his scientific contributions to the field.
INVITED to deliver hundreds of lectures on refractive surgery to thousands of eye surgeons from around the globe.
TRUSTED by his patients, colleagues, state and federal government, and United States armed forces for his expertise.
SELECTED as Director of UCLA Laser Refractive Center at Jules Stein Eye Institute.
ESTABLISHED industry LASIK guidelines to reduce risk of halos and glare.
QUOTED in the Wall Street Journal, Beverly Hills Times, New York Times, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, USA Today, Vogue, Health, and Shape magazine among many others.
UNITED STATES FDA INVESTIGATOR for 13 clinical research trials evaluating new technologies for vision correction.
STUDIED at Dartmouth, Saint Louis University, Edinburgh University, and UCLA
EDUCATED more than 1000 doctors on LASIK, Intacs, and insertable lenses.
AUTHORED the trusted LASIK Consumer Report read by over 73,000 people.
FOUNDED non-profit Giving Vision organization dedicated to providing eyecare to children in need.
PUBLISHED AND INVITED TO INTERVIEW for more than 100 articles and book chapters.
SERVED on board of directors to lead LASIK and keratoconus non-profit organizations.
RECEIVED the Faculty Award from the Joint Commission of Allied Health Professionals in Ophthalmology for many years of service in sharing his expertise, knowledge, and experience with others in the field.
For additional credentialing, media, and award substantiating information, including being recognized by peers as one of world's best vision correction surgeons,
as well as LASIK Consumer Report statistics, please see Click
Here. Please click on his Resume to the right for further information about him.
Brian is regarded as one of the top leaders in the field of
vision correction. 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 that need repairs.
He was the Director of the UCLA Laser Refractive Center at the Jules Stein
Eye Institute for many years and is still on staff there at UCLA. He is
also on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
As well as being Board-Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology,
he was selected as one of the world's best refractive surgeons. He is
the author of the LASIK
Consumer Report, one of the most detailed and widely consulted consumer
publications in the field, being read by over 73,000 people. Dr. Brian has pioneered surgical techniques
and guidelines that have become industry standard.
a surgeon, Dr. Brian enjoys working with his hands. In his spare
time, he uses them to restore classic American muscle cars. Click
here to watch how he creatively incorporated a 1971 Dodger Charger R/T into an
educational laser video.
Dr. Brian produced and directed an entertaining film "Behind the Lens' about
doing live eye surgery in front of
millions of people on NBC’s Today Show. If you'd like to see a "slice in the life" of Dr. Brian, you'll certainly enjoy this. P.S. The Charger makes a rare cameo appearance. P.P.S. This film features rare footage "from the vault" of Dr. Brian in tights! (not enough room to explain here - you'll have to watch the movie to understand)...
here to watch "Behind the Lens" at its Beverly Hills premiere.
Story of Dr. Brian's Childhood Friend, Robert Downey, Jr.
Brian grew up in Santa Monica, California where he attended
public schools. He had many classmates who would go on to
be accomplished in their chosen fields including actor Robert
Downey, Jr. Dr. Brian and Roberts friendship was unique
and more importantly there is a largely unknown, yet inspirational
aspect of Roberts story that Dr. Brian recently publicly
described for the first time. Click here
to read the full story.
Brian is a thought leader at the forefront of Refractive Surgery.
He is trusted by patients, colleagues, state, and federal government Please click on his Resume in upper right column for substantiating documentation of this statement.
Click here to read about Dr. Brian's immense and valuable contributions as a leader, researcher, and innovator to the United States of America, the Department of Defense and the United States Army.
Surgical reversal of presbyopia (reading glasses) clinical trial,
FDA investigator Holmium laser for hyperopia (LTK) clinical trial,
Numerous LASIK and PRK laser clinical trials, FDA investigator
Police Officer Refractive Surgery Guidelines for State of California,
Intacs clinical trials, FDA investigator
Phakic intraocular lenses (implantable contact lenses) clinical trials, FDA investigator
Honors and Awards
Voted one of the world’s best refractive surgeons by his peers
Received Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology
One of the best ophthalmologists in the United States awarded by Consumer Research Council of America
International Society of Refractive Surgery Annual Symposia, Vice-Chair
Indian Intraocular Implant and Refractive Surgery Society, Gold Medal Award for Career Scientific Contributions
Summit Autonomous 1000 Plus Award
Distinguished National Ophthalmologist Award
Bausch & Lomb, Travel Grant for Young Investigators Award
Saint Louis University Eye Institute, Research Award.
ISRS, Resident Travel Scholarship
2010 Vision Awards
Brian and Steve Holcomb were honored at the 2010 Vision
Awards for their historic accomplishments that led to a
Gold Medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Dr. Brian received the Jules Stein Living Tribute Award
and Steve received the Athlete of Vision Award. Many
celebrities were on hand including Will.i.am of the Black
Eyed Peas, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, comedienne Lilly Tomlin,
cosmetic dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman, and actor Billy Bob Thornton
among many others.
Steve Holcomb at the podium
Dr. Bill Dorfman
before the press
Holcomb with his gold medal and plaque
Dr. Boxer Wachler has had numerous appearances as the featured expert in local and national media, including:
- NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, KTTV Evening News CNN, EXTRA, and Good Day LA
- National Public Radio (NPR), KNX News, KFWB News
- Beverly Hills Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report, and Shape Magazine
He is frequently quoted by the press
(, , etc.) and others seeking expert opinion.
Many of Dr Boxer Wachler's accomplishments, publications and commendations can be found on the Internet. Try entering "Boxer Wachler" into your favorite search engine.
As an expert he is often asked by people considering vision correction how to be a smart consumer.
To answer those questions, he authored the LASIK Consumer Report, read by over 73,000 people over the past 8 years.
- Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Director (present position)
- Complications Repair Clinic for other doctors' patients, Director (present position)
- Advanced Vision Research, a non-profit organization, Founding President (present position)
- UCLA Laser Refractive Center, Director
- Refractive Surgery, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Director
- Refractive Surgery Resident and Fellowship Training, Jules Stein Eye Institute, Director
- Refractive Surgery Clinic, University of Kansas Medical Center, Director
Education and Training
- University of Kansas Medical Center/Hunkeler Eye Center, Fellowship in Refractive and Corneal Surgery
- Saint Louis University Eye Institute, Residency in Ophthalmology
- Dartmouth Medical School, New Hampshire, Doctor of Medicine
- Edinburgh University, Scotland, Rotary Scholarship
- University of California, Beverly Hills, Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology
Dr. Boxer Wachler plays a key role in the global field of vision correction. His work has changed the way surgeons perform LASIK and other vision correction procedures.
- Published www.lasikconsumerreport.com a popular patient "insider's guide to LASIK"
- Widely published in the scientific literature for innovations in the field
- LASIK Institute, Board of Directors
- Communications Committee for the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the global organization of over 2,500 refractive surgeons, Chairman
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute is well known for his contribution to the ophthalmic industry and for his other eye care efforts. Dr Boxer Wachler has helped preserve or improve the vision of many patients. Dr. Boxer Wachler is often asked to lecture, both in the United States and abroad, about his advancements in LASIK and in the treatment of keratoconus. Dr. Boxer Wachler has his private practice in the Beverly Hills area of Beverly Hills.