Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
About Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler, considered “America’s Eye Doctor”, is a leading expert on human perception and vision.
He is one of the world’s leading Keratoconus treatment authorities. He is considered by many “The Keratoconus Guru”. He was the first in the United States to report the results of Intacs for Keratoconus in 1999. For over 18 years, he has performed many thousands of keratoconus procedures on patients from all over the world. He is the inventor of non-invasive crosslinking called Holcomb C3-R and has performed many thousands of these vision-saving treatments since 2003.
Dr. Brian is known for performing eye surgery on TV, including live surgery in front of millions of viewers on NBC’s Today Show. He is a regular on local and national TV shows and news programs. He is often interviewed by newspapers and magazines for his expert opinion on medical topics. Dr. Brian has published hundreds of articles and book chapters and s a columnist for the Huffington Post.
Dr. Brian received the 2010 Jules Stein Living Tribute Award for inventing C3-R and performing it on U.S. Olympic Bobsled Driver Steve Holcomb that helped restore his vision from Keratoconus, thus 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. “Holcomb C3-R” was renamed in Steve’s honor on The Doctors television show in 2010 because of the world-wide recognition that Steve brought to the procedure.
Dr. Brian received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and his undergraduate degree from UCLA. He, his wife, and twin daughters reside in Los Angeles.