TLC Vision Corporation

TLC Vision Corporation

January 26, 2006 09:15 ET

TLCVision Announces the Opening of a LASIK Select Center in Des Moines, Iowa

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2006) - TLC Vision Corporation (TSX:TLC)(NASDAQ:TLCV), North America's premier eye care services company, announced today the opening of a LASIK Select® center in Des Moines, Iowa.

This is the third of five new centers expected to open in the first quarter, and 10 LASIK Select® centers total for 2006. The LASIK Select® value-priced brand provides high quality LASIK, featuring the latest proven technology and offering patients the ease of simple pricing options.

This LASIK Select® center in Des Moines is located at 1225 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 104. Learn more about LASIK Select® at or by calling 1-866-393-9870.

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 AMD markets. More information about TLCVision can be found on the web site at

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