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 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.

Vision for the Poor Joins With Optometry Giving Sight to Open Lab in Lima, Peru

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM ERIE, Pa.—Vision for the Poor reported that a new optical lab and service is now up and running at the Divino Nino Jesus (DNJ) Eye Hospital in Lima, Peru

VMail Technology for 6-16-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 16, 2016 9:36 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Adaptica Releases 2Win 4.0
Coburn Intros Nonmyd8
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
OptiSource’s New Frame Bending Tool

VMail Technology for 6-9-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 9, 2016 9:33 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Haag Streig’s Launches I-OPS
EXAMS/DISPENSING
US Ophthalmic Intros ELM-9000C
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Healthe Intros Eyesafe

VMail Technology for 6-2-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
iViews Intros Two New Products
Icare Upgrades ic100 Tonometer
WEB TECH
New PD Measurement App

VMail Technology for 5-26-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 26, 2016 9:27 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Pupil’s Mobile Eye Test
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Jeanie Retooling Rotation Program
Eschenbach’s MagniLink Pro

VMail Technology for 5-19-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 19, 2016 9:24 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING

US Ophthalmic Intros Ezer EDR-9000
Canon’s CR-2 AF
WEB TECH
Precision Vision Redesigns Site

David Kepron on Why Gray Matter Matters

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:59 AM David Kepron, vice president, global design strategies at Marriott International, and author of “Retail (r)evolution, Why Creating Right-Brained Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World,” set up the meeting’s theme, “BrainStorm,” by discussing how our brain affects our behavior, as consumers and as providers of goods and services.

STORY’s Rachel Shechtman: Retailing Is ‘Content, Commerce and Community’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:58 AM Rachel Shechtman, CEO and founder of STORY, the groundbreaking New York-based concept store known for its ever-changing, editorial approach to retail, shared her unique perspectives on the shopping experience.

Corning Intros Corning Clear 15, a Thin, Scratch-Resistant Glass

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM CORNING, N.Y.—Corning Inc. is releasing Corning Clear 15, a new high-performance glass that provides a thinner and more scratch-resistant solution compared with plastic materials commonly used for prescription lenses. This new glass is now available from select U.S. distributors that utilize state-of-the-art, free-form equipment to produce the newest-style lenses, including dual-sided progressive designs.

Hoya Launches Sensity, a Photochromic Lens Brand

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care is launching Sensity, which the company is positioning as a “brand differentiating photochromic lens technology.”

New Essilor Lens for Indy ECPs Combats Digital Eye Strain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM DALLAS—Essilor of America is expanding its Eyezen brand portfolio with the addition of Eyezen+, an enhanced, everyday single vision lens with embedded protection from harmful blue light. Eyezen+ lenses are designed to provide patients with a small amount of accommodative relief to alleviate eye strain caused by today’s heavy use of digital devices such as tablets and smartphones.
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