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 2-11-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:03 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EYE2

Garmin In-Sight Cycling Display
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Jeanie’s New Turning Tool
BPI’s Therapeutic Tints

VMail Technology for 2-4-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 4, 2016 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EYE2
NuEyes Smart Glasses for Visually Impaired
WEB TECH
Colourblind Test in Mobile App
TOOS/SUPPLIES
Mobase Stand for Mobilux Magnifiers

VMail Technology for 1-28-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:57 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
PSI’s Universal Generator Bag
WEB TECH
Seiko’s New Site
Optisoft’s iDispense App

VMail Technology for 1-21-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:54 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
M&S Technologies Offers CTS
WEB TECH
CLX’s ‘My CL Store’
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Arch Crown’s 2016 Catalog

Expert Optics Hosts ICO Class of 2018

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:00 AM SHOREWOOD, Ill.—Expert Optics, an independent wholesale optical laboratory located here, hosted the entire class of 2018 from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO) in Chicago during the week of Nov. 30.

FastGrind Releases ADDvantage HD Plus Digital Progressive

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:00 AM CINCINNATI—Super Optical announced that its new ADDvantage HD Plus digital progressive lenses are now available for an enhanced in-office lens surfacing experience with its FastGrind surfacing system. ADDvantage HD Plus is the latest lens upgrade from the company’s original ADDvantage lenses.

Schneider Promotes Kevin Cross to VP Sales, North America

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 12:00 AM THE COLONY, Texas—Schneider Optical Machines has promoted Kevin Cross to vice president sales, North America. Cross previously held the position of director of sales, North America.

Fused Kontacts Debuts SpectraVue Translating Progressive GP Multifocal

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM CINCINNATI—Fused Kontacts, a division of Diversified Ophthalmics, is introducing a GP multifocal contact lens, SpectraVue translating progressive. The innovative design provides the same visual capabilities as a PAL spectacle lens but without the corridor limitations, according to Fused Kontacts. In limited release since February 2015, practitioners have found they can fit this tolerant design using an easy-to-follow fitting guide.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM “Eye protection isn’t a niche, it’s for everyone.” Eric Leonard, president, Essilor of America.

Vision Ease Intros Coppertone Polarized Lenses in Green

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision Ease is releasing Coppertone Polarized Lenses in green. The sun lenses feature enhanced color contrast that is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, according to Vision Ease. In addition, the lenses filter blue light while providing vivid color definition.

VMail Technology for 1-14-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:51 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Topcon’s New Pattern Scanning Laser
EYE2
Kopin’s Smart Spex for Cyclists
WEB TECH
drchrono’s iPhone EHR

Vision Technology Steps Into the Spotlight at CES 2016

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 3:00 PM

LAS VEGAS—Even amid the acres of high definition TV screens, beeping robots, flying drones, self-driving cars, sensor-equipped clothing and appliances and other attention grabbing gear on display at CES 2016, smart glasses and other vision-enhancing products managed to create a stir.

Zeiss Execs Discuss Launch of Smart Optics and New Data Glasses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 11, 2016 11:37 AM

At CES 2016 in Las Vegas, VM lenses and technology editor Andrew Karp talked with Kai Stroder, PhD, managing director of the Zeiss-financed start-up venture Smart Optics, technical chief Ersun Kartal and Matthias Gohl, head of strategy and new business at Carl Zeiss AG. They discussed Zeiss’s entry into the smart glasses market and how Zeiss developed the prototype for its stylish new data glasses.

VMail Technology for 1-7-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 7, 2016 8:48 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Kodak Patient Waiting Room Video
WEB TECH
PEL’s New Testing Service
HelpMeSee Smartphone App

VMail Technology for 12-30-15

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 8:45 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
iViews Co-Management System
SOFTWARE
2020EHR’s Medflow 2.0 EHR System
WEB TECH
drchrono Debuts Medical Billing App
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