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NVISION® Eye Centers Welcomes Renowned Industry Innovator and LASIK Pioneer Dr. Jeff Machat to Team

December 12, 2015

Leading LASIK and Cataract Surgery Provider Partners With One of Ophthalmology's Most Highly Specialized Surgeons and Entrepreneurs

ALISO VIEJO, CA (Dec. 28, 2015) — NVISION® Eye Centers, the premier provider of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeff Machat, a world-renowned ophthalmology leader who has dedicated his career to the advancement and development of laser vision correction technology and techniques. Board-certified in Canada and the United States, Dr. Machat was the visionary co-founder of TLC Eye Centers, which under his leadership grew to become the country's largest laser vision correction provider.

"We are thrilled and fortunate to have one of the industry's most esteemed thought leaders join the NVISION® team," says James Pereyra, president of NVISION® Eye Centers. "A respected colleague and long-time friend of NVISION® founder Dr. Tom Tooma, Dr. Machat has contributed tremendously to the field of ophthalmology, conceiving of and growing some of the most highly regarded organizations across the globe. It is not only an honor to have him as a trusted partner but also a testament to the caliber of professionals NVISION® attracts as we grow and expand while providing the most advanced options and treatments that correct vision and improve the quality of life for our patients."

Dr. Machat, a former medical director for Optical Express, the largest LASIK provider in Europe, most recently served as chief medical director of Toronto-based Crystal Clear Vision™, a state-of-the-art treatment, research and teaching facility he founded in 2012. As a top educator, Dr. Machat lectures extensively worldwide and has helped train thousands of doctors.

"Joining NVISION® will enable me to contribute and work in collaboration with the industry's best and brightest surgeons," says Dr. Machat. "They are not only leaders in premium LASIK and cataract surgery but also leaders in optometric co-management, which ultimately serves to benefit patients and enhance their lives through better vision."

One of the first ophthalmologists in North America to perform laser vision correction, Dr. Machat has treated more than 600 optometrists, ophthalmologists and physicians and has personally performed more than 60,000 laser vision correction procedures to date.

"Dr. Machat is highly specialized in laser refractive surgery and the application of lasers in ophthalmology and vision correction. He has pioneered and developed many of the innovations that currently benefit today's surgeons and patients," says Dr. Tooma. "Dr. Machat is a perfect fit and an ideal addition to the NVISION® family—complementing our growing roster of top-tier surgeons."

ABOUT NVISION® EYE CENTERS: NVISION® Eye Centers is the premier provider of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., with centers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Toronto, Canada. An innovative leader in ophthalmology, NVISION® is dedicated to providing the best patient experience through the use of the latest technology and treatment by the most talented and experienced surgeons in the industry. NVISION® was founded in 2010 by Tom Tooma, M.D., one of the earliest pioneers of LASIK who has performed more than 100,000 procedures throughout his esteemed career. With more than 1,900 eye doctors referring their patients and trusting their own eyes to NVISION® surgeons, NVISION® Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors' #1 Choice®.

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