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11.4% Shareholders & Former Executive Management of LCA-Vision Express Shock and Disbelief at Recent Adoption of Poison Pill
Date:11/24/2008

m and as a senior manager with Ernst & Young's Great Lakes Consulting Group. While at Ernst & Young, he served as acting Chief Financial Officer of a start-up laser surgery management company which was the predecessor of LCA-Vision. Mr. Buckey holds a B.S. in Applied Science from Miami University and holds an M.B.A in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Stephen N. Joffe
    Craig P. Joffe
    Alan H. Buckey
    9560 Montgomery Road
    Cincinnati, OH 45242

    VIA EMAIL & CERTIFIED MAIL

    November 24, 2008

    Mr. E. Anthony Woods, Chairman of the Board
    LCA-Vision Inc.
    c/o LCA-Vision Inc.
    7840 Montgomery Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

    Dear Tony:

As we have previously expressed to you, including as recently as our letter dated November 21, 2008, we are significant shareholders who feel financial, ethical, and reputational responsibilities to the Company, its shareholders, physicians, optometrists, and employees. We truly want to help the Board of Directors save LCA-Vision from its apparent path to self-destruction.

Following immediately on the heels of our most recent letter to you, we were saddened, shocked and in disbelief when we awoke this morning to find that the Board of Directors had adopted a "stockholder rights plan," commonly known as a poison pill. Often "shareholder right plans," poison pills and similar type of corporate (mis)governance shenanigans are associated with incompetent Boards of Directors and management teams entrenching themselves and protecting their positions and their compensation at the expense of their shareholders and shareholder value.

After having used shareholder money to put in place more protective indemnification agreements for themselves earlier this year, LCAV's Board of Directors has again chosen to bill LCA V
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