Eyeing the future: Payment solutions foroptometrists.

Welcome to a brighter financial horizon with Helcim's specialized payment solutions for optometry practices. Our platform is designed with your unique needs in mind, helping you focus on providing exceptional eye care while we take care of the rest.

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Financial clarity with each transaction save 24% in processing fees.

Just like a detailed eye exam, our transparent pricing model lays everything out on the table. Enjoy competitive rates without hidden fees, ensuring your practice can save on costs without compromising on service.

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* Calculated from first-party data on the optometrist and ophthalmologists compared to the average market flat rate.

Easy on the eyes. Easy to use.

Our user-friendly interface ensures you can manage payments, billing, and patient invoicing with the ease of a perfect vision test. From the front desk to the examination room, our solutions integrate seamlessly into your practice, making every transaction as smooth as adjusting a new pair of glasses.

Smart Terminal

Standalone terminal equipped with a user-friendly touchscreen interface allowing for more seamless in-person transactions.



Or 5 monthly payments of $82 CAD

Or 5 monthly payments of $68 US

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Whether you get paid by the hour, flat fees, or both, with just a few clicks, instantly customize & send invoices that fit your practice.

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Keyed Payments

Taking payments over the phone from clients? Effortlessly accept credit card or ACH payments when you have your client's billing info readily available. No equipment needed!

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Everything your business needs and loves.

  • Practice love affordable pricing

    Affordable pricing

    With our low processing rates and our transparent Interchange Plus pricing, optometrist and ophthalmologists save 24% on average with Helcim.

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  • Helcim Invoicing


    Streamline your billing and payment operations with our free invoicing software.

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  • Helcim Recurring subscriptions

    Recurring subscriptions

    Automatically collect due credit card and ACH payments from your clients with Helcim’s Subscription Manager

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  • Helcim Smart Terminal

    Helcim Smart Terminal

    Accept payments, manage inventory, and uncover sales insights all from one credit card terminal.

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  • Helcim Virtual Terminal

    Virtual Terminal

    Securely accept credit card and ACH payments online on your computer or mobile devices.

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  • Practice love Helcim fee saver

    Helcim Fee Saver

    Pass on your credit card processing fees to your clients to accept credit cards at no cost (0%).

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  • Helcim PCI Compliance

    PCI Compliance

    PCI Data Security Standards with no added fees for data encryption, tokenization & key management. All with zero PCI fees.

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  • No strings attached

    No strings attached

    Best part? There are no contracts, monthly or hidden fees.

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See why our optometrists love Helcim.

  • “I wish I had switched to Helcim years ago! Their card reader and customer service are absolutely top notch, and their rates are the best.”

    Opticians Optical Goods and Eyeglasses

    Nov 11th, 2023

  • “We were with our our credit card processing company for over 30 years. Changing to Helcim is the best move we could ever have made. Our 5 stars are also 5 smiles rating!”

    Optometrists and Ophthalmologists

    Mar 3rd, 2023

Support as reliableas your favorite pair of specs.

Optometrists across the nation are choosing Helcim for payment solutions that truly understand their business. Join us and see the difference for yourself. With Helcim, your financial transactions are in good hands, so you can focus on what you do best—helping the world see a little clearer.

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  • Why should I choose Helcim?

    Transparency, low rates, smart tools and amazing service! Many merchants have been dragged through the mud by their prior processor with hidden fees, contracts, and terrible service. We've built our reputation on being the opposite. We care about building long-term relationships with our merchants - which means offering you the payment service you've been looking for.

    Have more questions? Email or give us a call. Our in-house team of Helcim Merchant Experience Specialists are here to share their knowledge, answer your questions and point you in the right direction. No commissions, no pressure.

  • Are there any contracts or hidden fees?

    No! You can close your account anytime without any penalty and there are no hidden fees. You never again have to worry about setup fees, termination fees, quarterly fees, PCI & non-compliance fees, customer service fees, or bank deposit fees.

  • Who is Helcim for?

    If your business is looking for a better way to accept credit and debit cards online or in-person, then Helcim is the payments company for you. Helcim offers a wide range of payment tools and software solutions to make it faster and easier for you to get paid.

  • How long do funds take to be deposited?

    Deposits will appear in your bank account within 2 business days, depending on the time of day that your transactions are settled. Transactions processed over the weekend or bank holidays are initialized for deposit on the following business day. Your daily transactions are batched together and deposited to your bank account, net of processing fees.

  • Is there a monthly fee?

    No! We want to help small businesses grow and thrive, so there are no monthly fees. Your Helcim account allows you to process both in-person and online payments with great low processing rates. You also get full access to all of our merchant tools and benefit from our amazing customer service team.

  • How long should I wait to get my payment hardware?

    When you order a Helcim card reader or a Helcim Smart terminal, we work hard to ensure it reaches you as quickly as possible. Typically, shipping may take 2 - 3 business days. However, please know that shipping may take up to 5 business days for some businesses for US locations and up to 7 business days for some Canadian locations.

  • How much are the processing rates?

    For Visa, Mastercard, Amex and other card-brands, we offer Interchange Plus pricing to give you complete transparency and greater savings. By passing the base cost directly to you and only charging for a single markup, Interchange Plus pricing gives you significant savings. By knowing our cost as well as our markup, we promote a fully transparent partnership which means no surprises on your monthly statement!

    To calculate your rates for in-person and online transactions, you can visit our pricing page.

  • Do I need to change banks?

    No! You can use your existing bank account, provided by your financial institution or credit union. Sole proprietors can use a personal bank account. Incorporated business and partnerships are required to use a business bank account

    Law firms and other businesses that require separate trust and operating bank accounts are able to customize the flow of deposits and fees to meet their needs.

  • Do you offer volume discounts?

    Yes! And there is no need to call and renegotiate rates. Our Interchange Plus margin automatically decreases the more you process, helping you save even more.

    You can view our complete volume discounts on our pricing page.

  • How does signing up work?

    You can sign up directly on our website using your computer or mobile phone. There is no need for complicated paperwork nor signatures. The signup form takes as little as 5-minutes, asking you to enter basic information about your business, address and contact information.

    Once you create your Helcim account, you can begin using it right away! Get started here.

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