FIS Teams With Eyefinity to Advance Payments for U.S. Eyecare Practices

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., and JACKSONVILLE, Fla.—FIS (NYSE: FIS) and Eyefinity, a VSP Global company, announced yesterday an agreement to offer leading-edge new payment solutions to eyecare practices across the U.S. Eyefinity said it will integrate the Worldpay from FIS payment processing platform into its network of Eyefinity Practice Management, OfficeMate, and AcuityLogic optometric practices, which provide eyecare services across the nation. FIS acquired Worldpay in July 2019. By working together, FIS and Eyefinity look to deliver a more seamless and secure payments experience for both caregivers and patients, according to the announcement.

“This is one of several strategies planned in our broader vision to support the patient experience within eyecare practices,” said Charlie Biegel, Eyefinity vice president and chief operating officer. “We are committed to providing doctors with cutting-edge retail payment capabilities and resources that simplify their patients’ journey through the practice.”

The announcement said that the Worldpay from FIS payment processing platform will enable payments to be automatically posted to the patient ledger, streamlining practice workflow. Convenient payment acceptance capabilities like contactless tap-to-pay with digital wallets also creates an expedited checkout experience for patients and staff. Eyefinity optometric practices will have opportunities to grow revenue by simplifying their payments with a solution that’s integrated within their management software. Further, insights FIS provides from a practice’s payments data can help drive and measure the success of marketing initiatives, the companies pointed out, noting that more details are posted here.

“FIS’ continued expansion into new verticals, including health care, means business owners and clients will enjoy our faster, more seamless payments experiences,” said Royal Cole, head of North America merchant solutions at FIS. “We help our partners drive revenue with our deep expertise in payments as well as with our innovative solutions that offer a wider array of methods of acceptance.”

A VSP spokesperson told VMAIL, "This partnership provides integrations that are available to all doctors using Eyefinity products (Eyefinity Practice Management, OfficeMate, and AcuityLogic), including VSP network doctors.

FIS is a leading provider of technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets firms globally. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS is a publicly-traded Fortune 500 company and a member of Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.