NEWPORT BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) - All 12 TLC Laser Eye Centers in Southern California are changing their names to NVISION Laser Eye Centers.

The name change accompanies the sale of TLC Vision's interest in the 12 centers to Medical Director Dr. Tom Tooma to become a separate LASIK brand. The new brand will operate as NVISION Laser Eye Centers and will have the same 12 Southern California locations, same surgeons and staff.

In fact, the only thing that will change is the name to reflect additional eye care services now available for Southern California residents. The mutual decision to end the relationship between TLC Vision and Dr. Tooma followed Dr. Tooma's expansion of the brand into other areas of eye care, including cataract surgery, and new and innovative programs that will be announced in the months ahead.

"The 12 centers will continue to use the TLC name through the end of the year, while we introduce the new name NVISION Laser Eye Centers," says Tom Joyce, president of TLC Laser Eye Centers of Southern California and now NVISON Laser Eye Centers.

Dr. Tooma says, "We will continue to honor the Lifetime Commitment for past, current and future patients. This is our promise that if at any time your procedure needs an additional enhancement to maintain your crystal-clear vision, we'll provide it at no cost to our patients at any of our 12 centers throughout Southern California."

About NVISION Laser Eye Centers
NVISION Laser Eye Centers, formerly part of the TLC Laser Eye Centers, has 12 locations throughout Southern California from San Diego to Camarillo. With more than 1,300 eye doctors who refer their patients to and trust their own eyes to NVISION affiliate surgeons, we are the Eye Doctor's #1 Choice, and serve the counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Ventura and San Bernardino. For more information, visit our new web site at or call 949-854-4160.

Contact Information:

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