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 5-5-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 5, 2016 9:18 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
oDocs Eye Care Kit
WEB TECH
Crossbows’ New Site
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Nanofilm Alcohol-Free Lens Cleaner

See Morocco’s Colors Through Essilor’s Kolor Up Sun Lenses

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 12:25 PM

Kolor Up lenses from Essilor Sun Solution, the Essilor Group division dedicated to plano sun lenses, offer wearers a refreshing perception of colors and improved vision. Developed in cooperation with Essilor’s R&D teams, Kolor Up increases brightness and enhances the definition of colors, in addition to providing protection against the sun. The lenses are available in Rx and plano, in both polarized or non-polarized versions.

VMail Technology for 4-28-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:15 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
CodeSAFE and CrystalPM Integration
WEB TECH
EyeCare Prime Intros LensFerry S
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Precision Tools Redesigns AB Gauge

VMail Technology for 4-14-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 14, 2016 9:12 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Satisloh Updates VFT-orbit
Coburn’s Exxpert Lens Edger HPE810
EYE2
Eyenavision To Distribute Roger Bacon Eyewear

BLUE LIGHT RESEARCH COMPENDIUM

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 1:00 AM The following research studies were cited by technical experts from BluTech, Carl Zeiss Vision, Essilor, Hoya Vision Care, Jins Eyewear, Reticare and VSP Global who were consulted for “Inside the Blue Boom,” Vision Monday, April 11, 2016:

Symposium Focuses on Blue Light and Its Effect on Human Health

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:27 AM Blue light and its impact on the human body was the focus of a symposium held in New York City in June, 2015. The two-day event, organized by the International Blue Light Society and sponsored by Jins, the Japanese optical retailer and eyeglass manufacturer, featured presentations by ophthalmologists, sleep specialists and researchers from universities in Japan, France and the U.S

Hello Optical…Cuba Is Calling

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM A photo of President Obama taken during his historic trip to Cuba showed him sporting a pair of pricey Oliver Peoples sunglasses.The photo of our shades-wearing commander in chief got me wondering about the potential for U.S. optical companies to do business with Cuba, now that the U.S. plans to ease trade restrictions

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM “When someone asks for a tip on improving productivity, remind them that an annual eye exam just might help.” Maureen Cavanagh, Vision Impact Institute

VMail Technology for 4-7-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 7, 2016 9:09 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
PSI’s Dual Power Calibration Microscope
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Topcon’s High Def Video System
WEB TECH
Frames Data’s New Canadian Products

VMail Technology for 3-31-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:06 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Santinelli Debuts LE-1200 Edger
EXAMS/DISPENSING
New Chair/Stand from US Ophthalmic
Optovue AngioVue System

EGMA Ramps Up Production in New Dallas Lab

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—EGMA is ramping up production at its new Dallas laboratory, which provides high-quality, full-service distribution of complete eyewear, lenses, frames and instruments. EGMA will preview its own branded lenses as well as the Rodenstock lenses and frames next month at International Vision Expo New York.

EyeRock Welcomes Optometry Student Support for Spring Fund-Raiser

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Organizers of the EyeRock concert are busy with last minute preparations for the April 16 fund-raiser, which will again benefit New Eyes for the Needy. Many of the optical industry singers and musicians who have performed at past EyeRock shows will return this year, along with some newly discovered talent.

Jeanie Intros Gem Cut Turning Tool

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM WAYZATA, Minn.—A new addition to Jeanie Premium Products’ extensive line of diamond tools, the Gem Cut Turning Tool offers precise cuts, extended tool life and the same benefits as natural diamond, but with more consistency in the quality and number of cuts for the end user, according to Jeanie. This item, along with the company’s natural diamond and JP Gold Diamond, cover all the individual lab preferences.

Latest Santinelli Edger Incorporates Advanced Features, New Styling

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.—Santinelli International is expanding and updating its popular LE line with the addition of the LE-1200 model, which features advanced technology and a new look.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM “We are proud to have created and developed the first FDA-approved product [Triggerfish sensor-embedded CL] in this category.”
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