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OfficeMate and Eyefinity Merge to Create Optical Industry's Premier Business Solutions Organization

Rancho Cordova, CA, Aug. 18, 2008 - Following VSP®'s acquisition of Marchon® Eyewear, Marchon's OfficeMate® Software Solutions has merged with Eyefinity® to form the industry's most significant eyecare business solutions organization.

OfficeMate is the most widely used eyecare practice management, optical retail point-of-sale and electronic medical record software in North America with 10,000 customers, or one-third of computerized eyecare businesses in the United States. Eyefinity is the market-leading Web-based business management partner for the eyecare industry. Together, the companies will become VSP's new practice solutions business.

"Our existing customers and all eyecare professionals can expect to see a broad range of new technologies, enhanced support services and expanded products," states Jim McGrann, president of the new practice solutions business. "We will squarely focus on developing and delivering the business solutions that help eyecare professionals easily manage the growing pace and complexities of today's eyecare business environment."

The combined organization will offer integrated solutions for streamlining the electronic submission of claims to Eyefinity. OfficeMate Version 8.5 will feature the VSP-patient out-of-pocket calculator and electronic remittance advice that facilitates the processing of vision care claims by eyecare professionals.

VSP President and CEO Rob Lynch adds, "The synergy between OfficeMate Software Solutions and Eyefinity was an important consideration in the acquisition, and helps fulfill our vision of a fully-integrated eyecare delivery platform that benefits eyecare professionals, patients, clients and industry partners."

For more information visit www.vsp.com, www.officemate.net or Eyefinity.com.

About OfficeMate Software Solutions

OfficeMate Software Solutions has provided eyecare business solutions to optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and office administrators for 25 years. Currently, more than 11,000 locations throughout the United States and Canada use software products including OfficeMate practice management, ReportWRITER patient communications, ExamWRITER electronic medical records and OfficeMate Enterprise multilocation software. In addition, OfficeMate Software Solutions offers a comprehensive lineup of value-added products and services through its Technology Integrated Practice (TIP) division.

About Eyefinity

Eyefinity®, the preferred business management partner for optometric private practice, provides innovative business solutions that advance the eyecare industry. Eyefinity's solutions empower private practices to provide superior patient care through personalized websites, email communication, focused webinars and resource guides and speedy claim and lab processing. Industry partners include more than 300 optical labs, numerous leading frame and lens manufacturers and key practice management service providers.
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