LA JOLLA, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2010) -  Advanced Ophthalmology Institute (AOI) ( announced today that it will be merging with TLC Laser Eye Center ( in La Jolla.

Dr. Mihir (Max) Parikh, with AOI, will join Dr. David Schanzlin and Dr. David Tanzer of TLC La Jolla. "We will continue to provide quality care at our location to the more than 10,000 San Diego county patients we have been privileged to serve over the past 10 years," said Dr. Parikh.

"Dr. Parikh is a highly trained and educated refractive eye surgeon who is experienced in the most advanced surgical procedures and technologies," said Dr. Thomas S. Tooma, Medical Director for TLC Laser Eye Centers in Southern California ( "He is also the San Diego Chargers Official Team Ophthalmologist, being responsible for all their eye care needs. With the addition of AOI to the TLC family, we are able to significantly expand our services to eye care professionals and their patients in Greater San Diego."

To find out more about TLC Laser Eye Centers, call 1-888-CALL-TLC or visit us online at With over 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients to and trust their own eyes to TLC affiliate surgeons, TLC Laser Eye Centers is the Eye Doctor's #1 Choice, and serves the counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino. Since 1999, TLC Laser Eye Centers has been a separately owned Limited Liability Corporation, operating under a licensing agreement with TLCVision.

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Jennifer Heinly
J&J Consulting
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949-838-7335 (cell)