TLC Vision Corporation

TLC Vision Corporation

October 15, 2007 07:30 ET

TLC Vision Corporation Announces Status of OccuLogix Stock Sale

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2007) - TLC Vision Corporation (TSX:TLC)(NASDAQ:TLCV), North America's premier eye care services company, today announced that JEGC OCC Corp. (JEGC) was not able to complete the purchase of TLC Vision's remaining 18,770,302 common shares of OccuLogix, Inc. (TSX:OC)(NASDAQ:OCCX) by the deadline of October 12, 2007. JEGC retains a non-exclusive right to purchase the shares under the agreement, which remains in effect subject to both parties' right to terminate the agreement.

Jim Wachtman, President and Chief Executive Officer of TLCVision stated, "OccuLogix recently announced that its Board of Directors authorized the exploration of strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value. As the largest stockholder of OccuLogix, we fully support that effort. We also believe that the recent trading price range of its shares does not properly reflect the value of OccuLogix' technologies, business activities, or future prospects."

On June 22, 2007, TLCVision announced the sale of 1,904,762 shares of OccuLogix common stock to JEGC at a price of US$1.05 per share for proceeds of US$2.0 million.

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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, extensive optometric relationships, aggressive consumer advertising and managed care contracting strength, TLCVision maintains leading positions in Refractive, Cataract and Eye Care markets. More information about TLCVision can be found on the website at Information about vision correction surgery can be found on the TLC Laser Eye Centers website at

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