TLC Vision Corporation

TLC Vision Corporation

January 11, 2005 09:33 ET

TLCVision Appoints New General Counsel




JANUARY 11, 2005 - 09:33 ET

TLCVision Appoints New General Counsel

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2005) - TLC Vision
Corporation (NASDAQ:TLCV) (TSX:TLC), North America's premier eye care
services company, announced the appointment of Brian L. Andrew,
effective February 1, to the position of General Counsel. As a key
member of the senior management team, Mr. Andrew will provide legal
guidance and strategic leadership throughout TLCVision's business
operations. His core responsibilities will include legal, corporate
compliance, medical malpractice and support of corporate acquisition
growth initiatives.

Mr. Andrew brings over 20 years of legal experience in private practice
and the health care industry. Most recently, he was the Chair of the
Health Law Practice Group and a member in the Saint Louis, Missouri
office of Husch & Eppenberger, LLC. He has a unique perspective of the
health care industry through his previous experience as Assistant
Counsel to the American Optometric Association, Associate General
Counsel for MetLife HealthCare Management Corporation and his focus with
physicians and medical practice issues through his private practice. Mr.
Andrew earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri,
Masters degree from Webster University and a law degree from Saint Louis
University School of Law.

Mr. Andrew replaces Robert W. May who retired at the end of 2004. "Since
Bob May announced his retirement in June, we have been looking for a
General Counsel with the experience to contribute to our growth and
diversification strategy. Brian has a proven track record in the health
care industry and will be a valuable addition to our already strong
management team," commented Jim Wachtman, President and Chief Executive
Officer of TLCVision. "I would like to thank Bob for his outstanding
contribution over the last 10 years and wish him well in his

About TLCVision

TLCVision is North America's premier eye care services company. The key
drivers of TLCVision's strategy are our affiliated network of thousands
of eye doctors, proven corporate and consumer marketing and education
programs, and access to state of the art clinical technologies. We are
supported by a strong operations management culture and superior
information technology. More information about the company can be found
on the TLCVision web site at

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within
the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and
Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which
statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology,
such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate",
"predict", "plans" or "continue" or the negative thereof or other
variations thereon or comparable terminology referring to future events
or results. The Company's actual results could differ materially from
those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of
numerous factors, including the timing of expenditures, effects of
competition, changes to pricing, acquisitions and expansion
opportunities, any of which could cause actual results to vary
materially from current results or TLCVision's anticipated future
results. See the Company's reports filed with the Canadian Securities
Regulators and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from time to
time for cautionary statements identifying important factors with
respect to such forward looking statements, including certain risks and
uncertainties, that could cause actual results to differ materially from
results referred to in forward looking statements. TLCVision assumes no
obligation to update the information contained in this press release.


Contact Information

    TLC Vision Corporation
    Anna Austin
    Vice President, Corporate Communications
    (314) 523-8354