updated 9/21/2010 5:15:36 AM ET 2010-09-21T09:15:36

FREMONT, Calif. and HILLSBORO, Ore., Sept. 20, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NIDEK, a leader in designing and manufacturing equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, glaucoma, and other vision-impairing afflictions, and First Insight, developer of MaximEyes electronic health records and practice management software, launched a direct integration with NIDEK's AFC Pro Photographer Fundus Camera and MaximEyes electronic health records.

"We, at NIDEK, are very excited about our new partnership with First Insight," said Motoki Ozawa, President of NIDEK. "This allows our customers a comprehensive solution to connect our diagnostic equipment to this innovative electronic health records system."

"This integration allows doctors to analyze and view captured images and data for the patient using NIDEK's NAVIS-Ex software," said Nitin Rai, president of First Insight. "First Insight's partnership with NIDEK paves the way for future integrations. This integration with the AFC Fundus Camera will ultimately help practices enhance the quality of care they provide to their patients."

NIDEK's AFC Pro Photographer is one of the most advanced automated fundus camera available today. Its sophisticated suite of automated tools offers hands-free imaging with the speed and reliability you've come to expect. AutoShot captures the retinal image and sends it to a laptop or desktop computer.

About NIDEK

Founded in Gamagori, Japan in 1971, NIDEK continues to be a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic equipment. The United States subsidiary based in Silicon Valley, California, provides sales and service for ophthalmic lasers, refractive lasers, and many advanced diagnostic devices. Celebrating over 30 years in the United States, our commitment to customer satisfaction is only exceeded by our dedication to provide the highest level of quality and performance of our equipment.

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About First Insight

First Insight® Corporation, based in Hillsboro, Oregon, is widely recognized in the eye care industry as the most versatile and comprehensive practice management and EMR software company. The company's focus has been to help doctors achieve a paperless practice through its flagship practice management and EHR software MaximEyes ( www.first-insight.com ), optometry.net™ website builder ( www.optometry.net ) and paradEyes.com® ( www.paradEyes.com ) online ordering resource. MaximEyes helps thousands of eye care professionals increase revenue, reduce billing errors, improve patient retention, enhance office efficiency, and relieve the stress of impending regulatory standards. For more information about First Insight products and services, call 800.920.1940 or visit www.first-insight.com .

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