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LCA-Vision Announces Appointment of Edgar F. Heizer to Board of Directors

CINCINNATI, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LCA-Vision Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Edgar F. (Skip) Heizer, III (age 49), as a member of the Company's Board of Directors, bringing total Board membership to six, including five independent directors.

"Skip Heizer brings LCA-Vision extensive operational, legal, corporate governance and financial expertise, as well as proven success within the multi-site healthcare services model," said E. Anthony Woods, Chairman of LCA- Vision. "We view Skip's significant real-world experience in the expansion and repositioning of healthcare businesses as directly relevant to LCA-Vision as we continue to implement measures that respond to the current economic environment and develop plans for future growth, such as our consideration of other eye-related medical and surgical procedures. We welcome Skip to our Board."

Mr. Heizer has more than 25 years of operating, investment and legal experience. He is Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Manus Health Systems, Inc., a multi-site dental-care provider he founded in 1997. In his various capacities at Manus, he developed strategic, operating and financing plans; led the development and implementation of financial reporting systems; led re-engineering of best practice protocols and operating systems; and managed outside legal, accounting and consulting relationships. Mr. Heizer also currently serves as Principal of Coral SR LLC / Heizer Capital, a management and investment firm focused on growth businesses in transition that he founded in 1995. Among numerous assignments, he has served as a senior advisor to companies in the specialty surgery and disease management business. Mr. Heizer previously was partner at the full-service law firm Gardner, Carton & Douglas. During his tenure, he served as general corporate counsel to healthcare companies, including several with multi-site models.

In addition to serving as Chairman of Manus Health Systems, Mr. Heizer is a member of the board of three private companies, including Dental Services Group, a national operator of dental laboratories. He is member of the Investment Advisory Board of venture capital firm Seneca Health Partners and a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He received a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law and Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

About LCA-Vision Inc./LasikPlus(R)

LCA-Vision Inc., a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus(R) brand, operates 75 LasikPlus(R) fixed-site laser vision correction centers in 32 states and 57 markets in the United States and a joint venture in Canada. Additional company information is available at and

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