Baseball Season is Back: How’s Your Vision?

When it comes to baseball vision is an important part of the players health. Being able to see the ball properly is a major part in hitting and catching the ball. Hand eye coordination when it comes to training can make a player great or push them to the bench. So how do we ensure that our eyes are taken care of all year around?

First ensuring that you get an exam each year will help your doctor establish how your vision is doing. If there are any changes they will notice and early detection of several conditions can be detected by a yearly exam.

Additionally there are other ways to improve the eyes including the Visian ICL. What is the Visian ICL?

Visian ICL:

The Visian ICL is the High Definition of the visual age. Do to new technology the Visian ICL can improve the clarity of your vision. The Visian ICL acts like an antenna tuning in the picture or image shown to the eye and interpreted by the brain. The procedure is less painful and has a short recovery time.

The Visian ICL is a tiny lens that is inserted behind your natural lens to add improved clarity to your current vision. It is made with a special material that is Bio-compatible and requires no maintenance. It doesn’t break down over time, and it can be removed if needed.

Below are some more benefits of the Visian ICL

  • Comfortable 7-10 minute procedure
  • Quick Recovery
  • Lasting treatment option
  • Low risk
  • Clear and sharp vision – HD vision
  • Improvement in distance and depth perception

If you are a baseball player and need to recover quickly or are worried about the affect it will have on your overall game play this is an excellent procedure for improving your quality of vision. It will allow you to see much more clearly and reduces maintenance for your eyes. With improvement to your depth perception your next home run will come sooner than you think.

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Visian ICL with Dr. Brian in 2007

True Testimonials ~ Patients Choose “Safe” PRK

What is PRK?

PRK also known as Photorefractive Keratectomy is a procedure that involves moving the outer surface layer of cornea and reshaping the cornea. It can treat those with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. This procedure only takes 5-10 minutes and can be done in the doctors office. PRK uses a laser and a solution to strengthen the cornea. It does not require the creation of a flap like LASIK. Therefore, there is less risk associated with PRK for patients who actively participate in sports, they don’t have to worry about a LASIK flap being dislodged.

Meet Matt

Matt was tired of wearing contacts. While he was perusing a career as a professional in MMA he wore his contact lenses while performing as a amateur. However he was unable to compete professionally with his contact lenses in. So a eye surgery would be in order to move forward. During his consultation with Dr. Boxer Wachler, PRK was recommended. Since this procedure requires no incision it allows him to participate in more risky activities such as professional fighting. PRK is considered “safe” vision correction option for individuals that participate in contact sports or for patients who might not be a candidate for LASIK due to thin cornea or large pupils.

It took Matt about a month to heal from this procedure completely. This has allowed him to participate professionally in the MMA and over he is amazed at the results it has given him. He says:

“I am now taking professional fights with a smile.”

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler is an eye surgeon who specializes in vision correction and Keratoconus treatments. If you are having difficulties with your vision and want a better quality of vision contact the office to learn about advanced treatment options. You can call 310.594.5209 or by email

Do You Need An Alternative to Traditional LASIK?

If you have been rejected for the LASIK procedure in the past there may be an alternative treatment for you today.

The No Cut LASEK procedure is not new but is less well known compared to LASIK, but it yields great results.

The No Cut LASEK procedure allows those with larger pupils, or thinner corneas to have the procedure unlike with traditional LASIK. The No Cut LASEK procedure can also repair damage caused by previous procedures.

Below are 3 benefits of the No Cut LASEK treatment:

No Cutting – Unlike other procedures the LASEK procedure doesn’t require any cutting therefore there is less risk.

Less invasive than LASIK – no flap creation required, helps reduce the risk of halos and provides option for thin corneas to have treatment.

Short procedure time- The LASEK procedure is much easier and requires less procedure time. Generally between 5-10 minutes per eye.

With the No Cut LASEK procedure it allows others who didn’t have the alternative new options. The No Cut LASEK procedure also helps Astigmatism, Nearsightedness, and Farsightedness. The benefits of having this procedure far outweigh the risks of other procedures when they have larger pupils or thin conreas and it allows many more people to get the treatment they desire.

Advancements in treatments for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are on the rise. Alternatives for better quality of vision are a possibility for most of the population.

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, MD is a renowned eye surgeon specializing in LASIK treatment and other procedures.

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