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MEDPLUS CORP. AND VISION CORRECTION INC. SIGN AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE A HEALTH CARE CREDIT CARD TO REFRACTIVE SURGERY PATIENTS

 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- MEDPLUS Corp. (OTC: MPPI) announced today that it has signed an alliance marketing agreement with Vision Correction Inc. (VCI) of Minneapolis, whereby VCI will offer the MEDPLUS, PATIENT PLUS(R) health care credit card to patients receiving refractive vision correction surgical procedures, which, in most instances, are not covered by health insurance.
 According to Tim DeHerrera, executive vice president of MEDPLUS, "the refractive surgery market is the first segment of the giant vision care market which we intend to penetrate, and having a marketing partner which is focused on this segment is quite meaningful to us."
 Mark Snyder, MEDPLUS' president, added that "We are planning to have our credit card well established in this market by the time FDA approval is granted for the Excimer Laser procedure. We expect the growth rate in this market to be explosive following approval."
 Vision Correction Inc. is a mobile refractive surgery and systems company providing management of mobile incisional, refractive surgery vehicles and development of mobile Excimer Laser refractive surgery vehicles. VCI also provides a liaison between ophthalmologists and optometrists in the development of cooperative refractive surgery systems.
 Jack W. Moore, managing director of VCI, said, "We are enthused about the prospects of offering the PATIENT PLUS card to our surgeon customers as we feel certain that it will enable them to serve those patients who are in need of and who are seeking financing alternatives for their surgical procedures."
 Moore added, "This financing alternative will allow some patients to have a needed surgical procedure performed who in many cases would otherwise have to delay or forego the operation all together. This should have a positive impact both financially and P.R.-wise on most refractive surgery practices."
 MEDPLUS Corp. is a health care financial management company headquartered in Colorado Springs. For more information, contact Robert T. Ryman, vice president of finance, MEDPLUS Corp., 719-575-0044, or Jack W. Moore, managing director, Vision Correction Inc., 612-830-8104.
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 /CONTACT: Robert T. Ryman, VP-finance of MEDPLUS, 719-575-0044; or Jack W. Moore, Managing Director, Vision Correction, 612-830-8104/
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