TLC Vision Corporation

TLC Vision Corporation

November 08, 2006 07:35 ET

TLCVision Leverages TLC Laser Eye Center'R' Brand; Announces the Opening of Two New Locations

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2006) - TLC Vision Corporation (TSX:TLC)(NASDAQ:TLCV), North America's premier eye care services company, announced today the opening of two new TLC Laser Eye Center® (TLC) locations in Columbia, South Carolina and Springfield, Missouri.

These two centers represent the first new locations rolled out under TLCVision's accelerated consumer-focused strategy announced earlier today. The new TLC branded centers combine the Company's 13 year track record of providing excellent patient care and optometric co-management, with a more consumer-focused offering. This strategy leverages the strong TLC brand that has performed more procedures than any other company in the world.

"We are seeing promising trends in a number of TLC markets where we have tested this approach," said Jim Wachtman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe the combination of optometric co-management and direct-to-consumer appeal gives our Company a strong competitive advantage in securing patients, and ultimately delivering higher growth and return to our shareholders."

Learn more about TLC Laser Eye Centers at or by calling 1-888-225-5852.

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, TLCVision maintains leading positions in Refractive, Cataract and Optometric Services markets. More information about TLCVision can be found on the web site at

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