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 7-21-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, July 21, 2016 9:51 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EYE2
Zeiss Intros VR One Plus
WEB TECH
Vision Council Revamps EyeCessorize Site
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Dynamic Labs Air Active Nosepads

Orbis Unveils Redesigned Flying Eye Hospital

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12:00 AM NEWARK, N.J.—Orbis, the international charity that fights blindness around the world, unveiled its new Flying Eye Hospital last month on a cross country tour that began in Los Angeles and made stops in Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C., Memphis, Tenn., Dallas, Texas and Sacramento, Calif.

Blanchard Adds New Feature to Onefit Scleral Lens Platform

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM MANCHESTER, N.H.—Blanchard Contact Lenses has added a new feature, XLC, to its Onefit Scleral Lens Platform. XLC, which stands for Extra Limbal Clearance, is a new option that will make the existing trial set of standard 14.9mm lenses even easier to work with, by providing a simple solution for obtaining the extra limbal clearance needed, without increasing the lens diameter.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM “Proper prescription glasses have a greater impact on a child’s academic performance than any other health intervention.” Maureen Cavanagh, Vision Impact Institute akarp@jobson.com

Remembering a Most Influential Woman

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM Bonnie Sericko, who died May 24 at age 99, was never profiled among Vision Monday’s Most Influential Women. But that doesn’t mean she wasn’t influential. In fact, Sericko influenced not just a company, product category or profession, but our entire industry.

Shamir Spectrum +, an Everyday Lens Enhanced for Comfortable Reading

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Shamir Insight is launching its newest Freeform design, Shamir Spectrum +. An everyday progressive lens, Spectrum + is an upgraded version of Shamir’s Spectrum design that features a wider reading area and intermediate corridor.

Super Optical Introduces Conversion Photochromic

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM CINCINNATI—Super Optical International, creators of FastGrind, are releasing a full line of Conversion photochromic lenses. The Conversion technology quickly changes from light to dark and back, while blocking harmful UV rays. Conversion offers a fast and seamless shift between tinted and clear, allowing Conversion to compete with the market leading photochromics.

Vision Dynamics Expands Pre-Tinted SFSV Line

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Vision Dynamics has expanded its line of pre-tinted semi-finished single vision (SFSV) lens blanks to include 1.67, available in 2, 4, 6 and 8 base. The pre-tinted 1.67 and polycarbonate blanks for sport, computer and driving prescriptions integrate easily in conventional and digital surfacing lines.

Younger Intros Transitions Signature VII Poly Composite FT 28 in Brown

By Andrew Karp
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Younger Optics has collaborated with Transitions Optical to create Transitions Signature Flat Top 28 polycarbonate composite lenses in brown, the color of choice for many patients, both for fashion and to enhance contrast.

VMail Technology for 7-14-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:48 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
AngioVue Retina System
SOFTWARE
ManagementPlus Revenue Cycle Solutions
WEB TECH
Enhanced Vision’s New Online Store

VMail Technology for 7-7-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:45 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Canon Adds Opacity Suppression to imageSpectrum
WEB TECH
CLX System Integrates with Compulink
Project Gutenberg Expands Audiobook Library

VMail Technology for 6-30-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:42 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Shamir’s Newest Measuring Device
M&S Adds Automated ETDRS
SOFTWARE
Eyefinity’s EHNAC

VMail Technology for 6-23-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 23, 2016 9:39 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
MEI’s Ezfit No Block Edger
EXAMS/DISPENSING
U.S. Ophthalmic’s Ezer EZ-Horus
EYE2
Epson Partners With Atheer

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM “China is experiencing an unparalleled visual health crisis.” Professor Li Ling, leader of the China National Vision Health Project. akarp@jobson.com

Safilo Debuts Prescription Rx Service for Smith Brand

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Safilo Group has launched a prescription program for its Smith brand in the U.S. The program offers simplified proprietary lens and frame solutions.
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