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 12-1-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:48 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING
Topcon Releases IMAGEnet Connect
SOFTWARE
D-Eye Intros App Version 2.0
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
OptiSource Intros Swinger Mirror

VMail Technology for 11-25-16

By Andrew Karp
Friday, November 25, 2016 9:45 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING
DigiSight Intros Paxos Scope
SOFTWARE
CitiXsys Updates iVend
WEB TECH
Vision Ease Revamps Website

VMail Technology for 11-17-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:42 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
D-Eye Intros The ImageVault
Ellex Intros Eye One
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Hilco’s Edging Supplies

Hoya Vision Care Expands New Media Optics Portfolio

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 14, 2016 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, TEXAS—Hoya Vision Care is expanding its New Media Optics portfolio with the iD Space, Screen and Zoom lenses. The three new free-form lens designs use Hoya’s patented Integrated Double Surface Design (IDSD).

What Jennifer Aniston and I Have in Common

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 14, 2016 12:00 AM Until recently, I never thought Jennifer Aniston and I had much in common. In fact, we are a study in contrasts. She’s a superstar actress and mega-celebrity. I edit optical magazines. She’s blonde and beautiful. I’m silver haired. She was once married to Brad Pitt. The closest I’ll ever come to Brad Pitt is seeing him on the silver screen.

VMail Technology for 11-10-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 10, 2016 9:39 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Compulink’s Ophthalmology EHR and ASC Solutions
EXAMS/DISPENSING
M&S Glare Testing is ANSI-Compliant
WEB TECH
drchrono Upgrades EHR Platform

VMail Technology for 11-3-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:36 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


WEB TECH
Shamir Launches CE Portal
Frames Data Adds Directory Feature
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Western Optical Supply’s Latest Pliers

VMail Technology for 10-27-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 27, 2016 9:33 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Ultra Optics’ New Scratch Coatings
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Vmax Voice Activ Subjective Refractor (VASR)
WEB TECH
New, Improved Kodak Lens Dispensing Software

VMail Technology for 10-20-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING
US Ophthalmic’s New Slit Lamp Microscope
EYE2
Stylish New VR Glasses
WEB TECH
ABB’s New Website

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM “Severe diabetic retinopathy was linked to depression, and it should prompt clinicians to inquire about a patient’s mental health according to a study in JAMA Ophthalmology.”

PPG, Thai Optical Group and Global Optics Announce NA Availability of Tribrid Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM PITTSBURGH—PPG, Thai Optical Group and Global Optics are introducing Tribrid lenses in North America. The high-performance high-index lenses are available in semi-finished single vision clear lenses and are compatible with digital free-form processing and anti-reflective coatings.

Signet Armorlite and MacuHealth Co-Market Lenses and Supplement

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM CARLSBAD, Calif.—Signet Armorlite and MacuHealth are partnering to co-market and promote Kodak Total Blue Lens and MacuHealth with LMZ3. Kodak Total Blue Lens is a hybrid of lens material and coating that filters high energy visible (HEV) blue light and protects against UV rays. It starts with a special lens material that absorbs 100 percent of UV rays.

VMail Technology for 10-13-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:27 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING

Stereo Optical’s Smart Vision Screener
EYE2
Oakley Debuts Radar Pace
WEB TECH
First Insight Intros Check-in App

VMail Technology for 10-6-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 6, 2016 9:24 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
TelScreen Adds Infrared to EyeRes
SOFTWARE
Solutionreach Adds Net Promoter
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
New Lens Pillow Tray Inserts

VMail Technology for 9-29-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:21 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
EyeDNA’s New Laser Engraver
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Hoya’s Yuniku 3D Scanning System
SOFTWARE
FramesData, iMedicWare Integrate Software
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