Andrew Karp

Andrew Karp, Group Editor, Lenses & Technology

Andrew has reported on the optical industry for Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine since 1987. He covers the latest developments in ophthalmic dispensing, ophthalmic lenses and treatments, lens processing technology and optical laboratories. Andrew edits two VM e-newsletters: VMail Technology, a weekly that spotlights new products, software and online applications for labs and dispensers, and Eye2, a monthly that focuses on new technologies that are expanding the capabilities of eyewear and the potential of human vision. Contact Andrew at akarp@jobson.com.

VMail Technology for 9-22-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:18 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
3D Scanner Integrated into Mirror
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Prosthetic Scleral Device Cleared
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Distribution Agreement for ReadeREST

VMail Technology for 9-14-16

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:15 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
EyeNetra Launches Insight Platform
Topcon Partners With M&S
SOFTWARE
GPN Adds Features to EdgePro

Charting the Changing ‘Labscape’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 1:00 AM NEW YORK—Vertical integration. Consolidation. Digital design and manufacturing. Breakthroughs in new materials and processes. The growth of managed vision care. Increasing venture capital investment.

It’s hard to think of a major optical industry trend over the past 25 years that wholesale labs haven’t been in the middle of and impacted by. That’s because wholesale labs are the industry’s middlemen, the conduit between manufacturers and the eyecare professionals and optical retailers that buy their products and services.

Top Labs’ Vital Stats

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:59 AM

VM's Top Labs Performance Analysis

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:59 AM

Top Lab Execs Reflect on 25 Years of Changing ‘Labscape’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:56 AM VM’s 25th annual Top Labs Report wouldn’t be complete without the perspective of wholesale lab executives who have experienced the changes that have reshaped the “labscape” over the past quarter century. So we asked some lab veterans what changes they think have been most significant, and why. Here’s what they told us.

The Top 20 Independent Labs in 2016 at a Glance

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:54 AM

VM's Top 20 Independent Wholesale Labs by 2016

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:53 AM

VM's Top 5 Supplier-Owned U.S. Lab Networks 2016

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:52 AM

Methodology

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:51 AM

Costa’s New Optical Eyeglass Collection Is Built for Adventure

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Costa, renowned for its high quality polarized sunglasses for outdoor enthusiasts is entering a new sphere with the debut of its first set of optical frames based on the strong demand for a branded eyewear collection. Costa Optical, prescription eyewear that speaks to the adventurer, will launch this Fall.

VMail Technology for 9-8-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 8, 2016 9:12 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Norwood’s One-Size-Fits-All HCR
EYE2
XPert Eye Goes Mobile
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Peeps All-In-One Lens Cleaner

VMail Technology for 9-1-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 1, 2016 9:09 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Coburn Intros HPE-8000X
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Eyefficient to Distribute MediWorks’ Equipment
SOFTWARE
EyeArt 2.0 Launching in Europe

Diverse Business Background Allows Leonard to Deftly Guide EOA Through Today’s Expansion Phase and Beyond

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—It’s been a busy two years since Eric Leonard became president of Essilor of America. Since arriving at EOA’s Dallas headquarters fresh from a four-year stint as head of Essilor Europe, the veteran executive has deftly guided the company’s growth in key segments of the optical market.
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