LA JOLLA, CA--(Marketwire - February 4, 2010) - TLC Laser Eye Center La Jolla is the first in San Diego to offer iFS™ Intralase (, the most advanced, bladeless, flap technology in the world today.

What is iFS Intralase? iFS creates a precise, unique, reverse cut flap in the eye with less energy, providing patients with quicker procedures, faster recovery times and less risk of complications.

"Our clinical team at TLC La Jolla selected the iFS technology in order to provide our patients a faster, stronger and safer LASIK experience," said Dr. David J. Schanzlin, TLC La Jolla Medical Director and Professor of Ophthalmology, Director, Keratorefractive Surgery at the UCSD Shiley Eye Center. "Our initial 250 cases performed late last year confirm the findings of a Navy study which shows improved vision as compared to previous models of Intralase Technology. iFS is now the preferred treatment of Naval aviators."

"My experience at TLC La Jolla was nothing short of amazing," says San Diego resident Randi Stieglitz and one of the first 250 to receive the new iFS treatment. "Dr. Schanzlin is truly a master at his craft. I have him, my optometrist Dr. Goldsmid, and the rest of the TLC staff to thank for my perfect vision."

"As a progressive and involved optometrist, I have worked closely with TLC, the world's most advanced and largest laser vision group, in a highly collaborative fashion for over a dozen years," says Michael Goldsmid, OD, FAAO, from his San Diego-based Arena Eyeworks Optometry practice ( "With their unique resources and talent, they have a track record of often being the first to develop or introduce new and innovative technologies, like iFS Intralase. Due to Randi's steeper than average corneal curvatures, this new iFS technology was key in our ability to recommend and safely perform her LASIK procedure."

To find out more about the new TLC La Jolla iFS™ Intralase Technology, call 858-558-6000. TLC La Jolla eye surgeons include Dr. David J. Schanzlin and Dr. David J. Tanzer.

With over 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients, TLC Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors' #1 Choice and serves the counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino. To find out more about TLC Laser Eye Centers, call 1-888-CALL-TLC, or visit us online at

Contact Information: Contact: Jennifer Heinly J&J Consulting 949-716-9829 (w) 949-838-7335 (cell)