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 7-20-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Phantom Research’s Model 95 Lens Tinter
WEB TECH
EyeCarePro Adds SSL
eyebobs Redesigns Website

It Was Thirty Years Ago Today

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM It was 30 years ago this week that I first walked into the offices of Vision Monday, which was then a scrappy start-up whose mission was to cover optical industry business news. I’ve never left.

North America Business Head Jens Boy Hones Lens Maker’s Brand Identity

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO—In the two years since Jens Boy took over as president of Carl Zeiss Vision, North America, he has pursued a clear strategy to differentiate the company from its competitors in the spectacle lens market. That strategy, as communicated by Zeiss’ trade ads and marketing materials, presents the company as a partner for its eyecare professional and optical retail customers rather than a competitor to them.

VMail Technology for 7-13-17

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

In This Edition...

EYE2
Vuzix M300 Now Supports iDisplay
WEB TECH
MacuLogix Offers AMD Guide
IDOC Redesigns Its Website

VMail Technology for 7-6-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
CheckedUp Debuts CheckedUp
EXAMS/DISPENSING
RightEye Launches Maze Master
WEB TECH
EyeCare Prime’s New System

VMail Technology for 6-29-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 29, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

WEB TECH
J&J’s Advocacy Academy for ECPs
Zeiss’ Online Vision Questionnaire
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Arch Crown’s Custom Case Labels

VMail Technology for 6-22-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 22, 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 New HD Video Magnifier
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Optovue’s AngioVueHD and Montage
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Western Optical Supply’s New Plier

Smart Moves

By Marge Axelrad and Andrew Karp
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:30 AM NEW YORK—See if any of these scenarios sound familiar: An optician sends a patient’s frame from their frame wall to an outside lab. The lab waits for days for the frame to arrive. The Rx lens choice for a progressive with AR coating is communicated to the lab. Meanwhile, the patient waits, impatiently, for the glasses to arrive and worries if they’ll receive them in time for their family’s summer vacation.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM “Sony is developing a smart contact lens which can record videos and play them back.”—Hashem Al-Ghaili, www.facebook.com/sciencenaturepage. akarp@jobson.com

Schneider’s Digicon 2017 Features Tech Topics … and Baseball

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM FRISCO, Texas—Digicon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies. The meeting, held here on May 11 and 12, drew 165 customers, a 20 percent increase from the previous Digicon meeting in 2013, according to Schneider.

VMail Technology for 6-15-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Eschenback’s MagniLink Zip Premium
WEB TECH
MaximEyes EHR Features MIPS Tools
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Precision’s Loh-style Surface Blocks

VMail Technology for 6-8-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Happy Birthday to Essilor’s Mr. Orange
SOFTWARE
Eyefinity, Abyde Partnership
WEB TECH
Local Eyesite’s Updated Site

VMail Technology for 6-1-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 1, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
CLX Integrates With Compulink
WEB TECH
Super Optical's New Profit Calculator
TOOLS/SUPPPLIES
OptiSource is CliC’s U.S. Distributor

VMail Technology for 5-25-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Krypton Vision Refraction System
SOFTWARE
Medication Management and E-prescribing
TOOLS/SUPPPLIES
Precision’s Center Marking Gauge

VMail Technology for 5-18-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
MEI Invests in Retail
VisionWeb, ZirMed Partnership
WEB TECH
New PracticePlus Website
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