TLC Vision Corporation

TLC Vision Corporation

May 17, 2006 12:38 ET

TLCVision to Present at FTN Midwest Health Care Conference

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI--(CCNMatthews - May 17, 2006) - TLC Vision Corporation (TSX:TLC) (NASDAQ:TLCV), North America's premier eye care services company, announced today that Jim Wachtman, President & CEO and Steve Rasche, VP Finance & CFO, will present at the FTN Midwest Securities Corporation Health Care Conference in New York on Tuesday, June 6th at 12:45pm Eastern Time. The conference will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel, 57 East 57th Street. The presentation will review the company's performance and refractive growth strategy.

The TLCVision management presentation will be web cast live and can be accessed under the "Web casts" link in the Investor Relations section at

About TLCVision

TLCVision is North America's premier eye care services company, providing eye doctors with the tools and technologies needed to deliver high-quality patient care. Through its centers management and technology access service models, and its managed care contracting strength, TLCVision maintains leading positions in Refractive, Cataract and Optometric Services markets. More information about TLCVision can be found on the website at

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