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Important Message from Dr. Holzman

posted Oct 6, 2020, 7:08 PM by Jen Weigel
Originally dated 09/02/2020:

Dear Doctors/TLC Laser Eye Center Affiliates,

I hope this communication finds you happy and well.  These have been interesting times for us all and the ‘year of vision’ 2020 has had plenty of surprises and hurdles for us thus far. The purpose of this email is to ensure that you knew of a recent ownership change and to reassure you that our team is still here taking excellent care of your patients and helping them to enjoy the wonders of Laser Vision Correction!

As you know, over the years our ownership has changed several times, from being a publicly traded company to being owned by various financial and strategic investors. So too, has the financial stability of our parent organization changed over time, including entering into a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding earlier this year. As we hope we have proven first-hand through our patient care and customer service, throughout all these changes, our commitment to you, your practice, and your patients has been unwavering. As described below, we are confident that the same can and will be true today. We are excited to announce that a few weeks ago, the Joffe family (principals of LasikPlus) acquired control of Vision Group Holdings, our parent ownership group. In addition to providing financial stability to our organization, the Joffe family has been involved in laser vision correction since 1992 and bring a deep understanding of and passion for the work we do.

Based on the numerous, lengthy discussions I have had with our new ownership team, it is clear that they are very impressed with our market presence and the strength of our Optometric referral network here in MD, DC and VA. This is a source of honor and pride for us and is also a testament to your efforts and loyalty. It is very important to all of us that nothing endangers the relationships we have collectively built on mutual trust, respect and care.  The new ownership group not only has no intentions of hurting our Co-management relationships, but is interested in learning how to further strengthen them! The value you bring to our practice and organization is clear, and we are excited to continue to partner with you to grow our brand and reputation in the community.

As a few of you know, I have been Co-Managing refractive surgery cases with the Optometric community in this area for over 20 years. During this time, I have been highly engaged in many ways, including onsite patient seminars at OD offices, sponsorships of local and state Optometric associations, and of course continuing education.   It is a very large part of my life and I fully intend it to continue! I look forward to having additional financial and strategic support behind me as we continue to provide outstanding care to patients with an unwavering commitment to the Optometric community.  We will continue to provide outstanding results with the safety of your patient as our first priority. We will also continue to treat each one of them like they are family!

I thank you for your continued loyalty and trust. Handling your patients’ refractive surgery needs is a privilege that I do not take lightly. I look forward to many more years of working together! If you don’t already have this, my cell number is 703-407-6585. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or if you would just like to chat.   Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

As always and best wishes,
 
Dr. Andy Holzman
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