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 3-23-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Luxexcel’s 3D-Printed Lenses
SOFTWARE
Eyefinity Adds RCM Services
WEB TECH
MaximEyes Online Bill Pay Module

A Backstage Pass to Rockin’ For New Eyes

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:58 PM HARD ROCK CAFÉ—Guitar picks, medium gauge. Check. A pack of new guitar strings. Check. Notebook with band arrangements. Check. Black tux jacket with black glitter lapels. Check.

VMail Technology for 3-16-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
First ReLEx SMILE Surgery in U.S.
EYE2
eSight’s Latest Electronic Glasses
WEB TECH
Tura’s Digital Rebrand

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM “AI’s impact on the business world in the next three to five years will be ‘massive—but also massively unpredictable.’”—Intel’s Joe Curley, in AIBusiness.com.” akarp@jobson.com

VMail Technology for 3-9-17

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

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Essilor's Pro-E 600
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Topcon Instruments FDA Clearance
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
OptiSource Intros Cad-Con 1000

VMail Technology for 3-2-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Topcon’s New Slit Lamp
WEB TECH
Patient Engagement Initiative
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Phantom Offers Lens Dye Packets

VMail Technology for 2-23-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

WEB TECH
LenSync App
Connecting ECPs and Health Plans
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Satisloh’s Digi-Pro Polish

VMail Technology for 2-16-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
Eyefinity EHR Progress Bar
WEB TECH
Eye-DNA New B2B Site
Tri-Supreme’s New Site

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM “Harmful blue light protection is valued across generations, but is less top-of-mind for Boomers.”—Transitions Optical’s 2017 Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey akarp@jobson.com

Optronics’ New Compact Edger Offers Industrial Features at Tabletop Price

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—To kick off its new Quality Manufacturing (QM) series of edgers, National Optronics is introducing the QM-X3, a tabletop dry edger that features the engineering and cutting-edge technology used in industrial edgers, but at a price point normally associated with tabletops.

VMail Technology for 2-9-17

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

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Eschenbach’s 2nd Generation Reading Machine
SOFTWARE
ECL, OptimizeRx Platform Integration
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Tech-Optics’ 2017 Catalog

Essilor Emphasizes Its Partnership With Independents at National Sales Meeting

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 6, 2017 1:08 PM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Essilor of America gathered its sales team and wholesale distribution partners for its annual national sales meeting here from Jan. 7 to 11. Company executives outlined business strategies for the coming year, while emphasizing the company’s commitment to strengthening and expanding its partnerships with independent eyecare professionals. Unlike most prior years, the lens maker did not unveil any major new products.

VMail Technology for 2-2-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 2, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
National Optronics Intros QM-X3
EYE2
Aira’s Assistive Tech for Blind
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Western Optical Supply’s Latest Plier

VMail Technology for 1-26-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SOFTWARE
Eyefinity’s Customized Exam Workflow
WEB TECH
Optisoft’s iDispense App for iPad
First Insight’s Patient Check-in App

VMail Technology for 1-19-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 19, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Enhanced Vision’s Versatile Video Magnifier
WEB TECH
LensFerry S Expands to All CLs
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Arch Crown Releases 2017 Catalog
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