updated 12/2/2010 9:15:28 PM ET 2010-12-03T02:15:28

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eyefinity®/OfficeMate®, the leader in electronic medical records, and NIDEK, a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of ophthalmic equipment today announced that they have partnered to provide an equipment interface between ExamWRITER version 9.5 and NIDEK's NAVIS-EX software. The interface gives eyecare professionals the ability to capture images from NIDEK's Fundus photography devices and display them in ExamWRITER.

"We are very pleased to offer our ExamWRITER version 9.5 customers this exciting integration with NIDEK and their cutting edge ophthalmic equipment," said James Kirchner, OD, Eyefinity/OfficeMate Chief Professional Officer. "Giving ExamWRITER users the ability to easily examine their captured retinal images and other patient information is a great benefit to both the eyecare provider and the patients they serve."

NIDEK's NAVIS-EX software acquires images from NIDEK's Fundus photography devices, including the AFC-230/AFC-210 Non-mydriatic Autofocus Fundus Camera and the F-10 Digital Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope. The interface allows the images to be seamlessly transferred to ExamWRITER version 9.5 and analyzed for the eyecare professional.

"Our newest partnership with Eyefinity/OfficeMate allows NIDEK to better serve our customers by linking our diagnostic products with Eyefinity/OfficeMate's EHR solutions," said Motoki Ozawa, President of NIDEK. "The seamless connection between our NAVIS-EX platform and ExamWRITER will greatly increase practice efficiencies."

About Eyefinity®/OfficeMate®

As a VSPGlobalSM company, Eyefinity/OfficeMate is the premier solutions provider serving over 26,000 eyecare professionals with innovative business solutions. Eyefinity/OfficeMate provides Web-based solutions such as frame and lens ordering, claims processing, personalized Web sites with email communication tools, industry webinars and resource guides. Customers throughout the United States and Canada use software solutions including OfficeMate practice management, ReportWRITER patient communications, ExamWRITER electronic medical records and the OfficeMate Enterprise multilocation version.

Eyefinity/OfficeMate has an international presence with its recent acquisition of Monkey Software®, an optical practice management software company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Monkey Software's industry-leading solution Optomate® serves more than one-third of optometry offices in Australia and New Zealand.

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.

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CONTACT:  Eyefinity/OfficeMate 
          Media Contact: 
          Jace Duval
          (916) 851.4531
          Cell: (916) 842.8396
          jacedu@vsp.com 

          NIDEK
          Frank Wood, MBA, Marketing Manager 
          800.223.9044 ext. 762 
          frank_wood@nidek.com

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