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Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
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Dr. Brian S. Boxer Wachler, MD is a world-renowned ophthalmologist, nationally and internationally admired for his expertise in Keratoconus treatments, LASIK and other vision correction procedures. Dr. Boxer Wachler was named as one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly this year. He founded the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills, California to further research into new vision correction procedures and provide patients with the most advanced vision care treatments. He has served on the Board of Medical Directors of a non-profit Keratoconus Foundation and was Chairman of the Communications Committee for the Internal Society of Refractive Surgery. Because of his expertise, he is routinely invited to lecture worldwide on the latest advances in Keratoconus treatments (, safety in refractive surgery, and other new refractive surgery innovations. He has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in his field and is widely regarded as one of the world's best eye surgeons. For more information on Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, please visit

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The Freedom to Practice

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 9:28 AM

The Fourth of July is an important time of year to give thanks for the freedoms we enjoy in this country. One of those freedoms, which my patients and I benefit from every day, is medical freedom. People from all over the world come to the United States for its...

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Regaining Control: Chronic Disease-Related Depression

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 12:37 PM

Depression and chronic illness walk hand in hand, and it makes sense why: Painful, long-term illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, or MS (to name a few) can cause a devastating impact on your life, in large part, by stealing your control. Here's how.

When you're healthy, you're in control....

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Why Maybe I Should NOT Have Taken My Wife's Last Name

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 3:07 PM

It turns out I stepped on a land mine with my last article. "Why I took My Wife's Last Name" stirred up quite a ruckus (I'm told it's called an "E-Brawl"). The responses were fascinating, insightful and at times emotionally charged. (You can read them here)....

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Why I Took My Wife's Last Name

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 2:38 PM

I met Selina Boxer from Vancouver, Canada when we were counselors at Camp Ramah in Ojai, California (she also taught the aerobics classes there.) We were 18 years old. When I first met her, I said to myself (and thankfully NOT to her) "She is the one!" I will admit...

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One Year Anniversary of Sochi Olympics - What Have We Seen and Learned?

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 11:55 AM

My involvement in the Olympics was quite unintentional. U.S. Olympic bobsled driver Steven Holcomb, at the time the best prospect for U.S. Olympic Gold in bobsled in over 50 years, had lost his vision in 2006 due to a degenerative eye disease called Keratoconus that now affects 1 in 500...

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Can Contacts Freeze? And Other Winter Eye Care Questions

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 7:14 AM

Winter can be a tough season for our eyes, with the season's cold, dry temperatures, heavy winds, and harmful UV rays reflecting off snow and ice. Eyes require moisture, but during wintertime, there's little to be found. Outdoors, there's less humidity, and indoors, we dry up our homes blasting the...

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Give Thanks for Your Eyes: 7 Amazing Facts

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 12:20 PM


As Thanksgiving fast approaches, we're reminded to give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives: our loved ones, our freedom and most certainly our good health. As humans, we're extremely visual creatures, so as you look upon the joyous gathering of friends...

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The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

(4) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 8:12 AM

At some point in our lives, most of us will experience some form of vision loss -- whether it happens in our youth or as we age. As an ophthalmologist, I've treated many different types of eye issues, ranging from fairly common to extremely rare.

Our eyesight is one...

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Back-to-School Eye Care Tips for Kids

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 6:08 PM


With the school year fast approaching, parents are gearing up for their children's enrollment with a plethora of forms, orientation seminars, immunizations and the standard yearly physical. August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, which serves not only as a...

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9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

(8) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 6:42 PM


If you regularly wake in the morning with red, irritated eyes encrusted by those pesky "sleep boogers," first ask yourself this question: "Was I out partying until 3 a.m. again?" If you don't remember, then perhaps you were. But if the answer is...

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Your Seatbelt Isn't the Only Thing You Should Be Putting On in the Car This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:37 PM


The scorching summer sun is beating down on folks across the country, and we are all at risk for harmful UV radiation in one unsuspecting location that you probably always thought provided a domain of safety. Most people already know that keeping sunscreen...

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Protect Your Family's Eyes From the Sun With These Helpful Tips!

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 11:25 AM

During the start of sunny days in spring and long, hot summer months, we parents slather our children in sunscreen and fill their beach bags with hats, umbrellas and long-sleeved shirts in an ongoing effort to protect them from the sun's harmful rays. But many parents are forgetting a key...

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Vision to Win Gold

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2010 | 4:55 PM

Three years ago I shook hands with Steve Holcomb who was forced to retire as the top U.S. Olympic bobsled driver due to becoming legally blind from a degenerative eye disease known as Keratoconus where the cornea (outer lens) herniates out. In February 2010 at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver,...

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