Andrew Karp

Andrew Karp, Group Editor, Lenses & Technology

Andrew has reported on many facets of the optical industry for Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine since 1987. He specializes in covering the latest developments in ophthalmic dispensing, spectacle lenses and treatments, lens processing technology, optical laboratories and wearable technology. Andrew edits VMail Technology, a weekly e-newsletter that spotlights new products, software and online applications for labs and dispensers. He helps plan and produce Vision Monday’s annual Global Leadership Summit. Contact Andrew at akarp@jobson.com.

VMail Technology for 9-21-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Zeiss Intros Clarus 500
WEB TECH
LensFerry’s EHR Integration
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
BPI Intros UV and Blue Light Analyzer

VMail Technology for 9-13-17

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EYE2
SunnyCam Video Recording Glasses
WEB TECH
ClearVision to Launch Mobile Game
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
New Products from Ultra Optics

Top Labs Earn High Marks in VM’s Annual ‘Checkup’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 11, 2017 1:00 AM NEW YORK—The history of the modern U.S. wholesale business can be summed up with two aphorisms: “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” and “Only the strong survive.” The first one applies to the dozens of labs that, over the past two decades, have been acquired by suppliers. The second applies to the wholesale labs that have remained independent. Both types of labs are represented in Vision Monday’s 2017 Top Labs Report, which ranks the industry’s largest labs.

Top Labs' Vital Stats

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:59 AM

VMs Top Labs Performance Analysis

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:56 AM

VMs Top Independent Wholesale Labs by 2017

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 11, 2017 12:55 AM

VMail Technology for 9-7-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 7, 2017 9:33 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EYE2
SunnyCam Video Recording Glasses
WEB TECH
ClearVision to Launch Mobile Game
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
New Products from Ultra Optics

VMail Technology for 8-31-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, August 31, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Coburn’s New Generators
EXAMS/DISPENSING
OptiSource Offers ‘The Eye Doctor Plus’
WEB TECH
Frames Data Intros ‘My Frame Gallery’

Essilor Offers ‘Ultimate’ Lens Packages

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor is releasing two “Ultimate Lens” packages, one for progressive lens wearers, the other for single vision wearers, that combine its newest, most innovative lens technologies.

VMail Technology for 8-24-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Ocutech Receives Patent for SightScope
WEB TECH
Eye-DNA’s Eyewear Design App
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
BPI’s New RGB Spectrometer

VMail Technology for 8-17-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Optovue’s Epi-Mapping Get FDA Clearance
WEB TECH
OpTranslate App Released
Amsun’s New Website

Transition to EHR Allows Rhode Island OD to Seamlessly Connect Practice and Patients

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:28 AM Lori Duquette, OD has been an optometrist since 1998. After first working in an OD/MD practice, she took over an established optometric practice in Rhode Island in 2010. She quickly began to convert the practice from paper records to electronic health records (EHRs).

EMR System Allows iPad Use and Puts Patients Front and Center

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:25 AM For the past four years, Ernie Bowling, OD, has been using drchrono software at his two-location solo practice in northeast Alabama. Having been initially impressed with the capabilities of a free, beta-test version of the software, Dr. Bowling has since become an enthusiastic customer, largely because drchrono offered a solution to his practice’s pressing need for a modern, flexible EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system.
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