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.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM “Companies should consider inclusion of its in-house counsel and HR in discussions about AI integration into the workplace.”— Sarah Moore, in Crain’s Cleveland Business akarp@jobson.com

Rockin’ the Night Away for Fun and Funds

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians gathered for the fourth annual fundraising concert, Rockin’ for New Eyes, at the Hard Rock Cafe on April 1. The show featured industry stalwarts as well as optometric students, and once again benefitted New Eyes for the Needy’s prescription eyeglass program for children and adults in need in the U.S.

VMail Technology for 4-20-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 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
Coburn’s New Generator
EXAMS/DISPENSING
New Tests for Optec Plus
TOOLS/SUPPLIES

Phantom’s Digital Super Tinter

VMail Technology for 4-13-17

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

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Coburn’s New Lens De-Taper and Cleaner
EYE2
PogoTec Releases Smart Case and PogoLoop
WEB TECH
GPN Debuts EdgePro

Rockin’ the Night Away for Fun … and Funds

By Andrew Karp
Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:05 AM The fun began as soon as the New Eyes team started decorating the Hard Rock Cafe. As Bob Stein of National Vision explained, “At 5:00 pm on gig day the equipment for the band was pretty much in place, but the venue looked like it would at any lunchtime with no “Rockin’ For New Eyes” feel. By 8:00 pm the New Eyes team had transformed the room into a unique event venue with a true optical industry party and rock and roll vibe.” Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

VMail Technology for 4-6-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 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

Enhanced Vision’s New Portable Monocular
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Automeyes PDq Measurement System
SOFTWARE
First Insight’s EyeClinic Imaging System

VMail Technology for 3-30-17

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

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
New Coburn Huvitz Lensmeter
WEB TECH
PEN’s Online Education Portal
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Phantom’s ‘No Slip’ Blocking Pads

Zeiss Bows EnergizeMe, Spectacle Lens for Contact Lens Wearers

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 12:30 AM SAN DIEGO—Zeiss is releasing EnergizeMe lenses which feature a special design adapted to the vision patterns of contact lens wearers who are used to eye movements rather than head movements when wearing contacts. It offers wide, clear viewing zones and more comfortable vision after contact lens wear, according to Zeiss.

How AI Will Transform Eyecare

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:30 AM I was in London recently to visit Moorfields Eye Hospital. Although it’s the oldest eye hospital in the world, there is nothing antique about it.

VMail Technology for 3-23-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Luxexcel’s 3D-Printed Lenses
SOFTWARE
Eyefinity Adds RCM Services
WEB TECH
MaximEyes Online Bill Pay Module

A Backstage Pass to Rockin’ For New Eyes

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 1:58 PM HARD ROCK CAFE—Guitar. Check. Guitar picks, medium gauge. Check. A pack of new guitar strings. Check. Head backstage at the Hard Rock Cafe with VM’s own Andy Karp as he preps for optical’s big gig next Saturday night—the Rockin’ For New Eyes benefit concert. The supporting cast includes five bands and 38 musicians from all walks of optical industry life. Check out who’s performing and why. Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

VMail Technology for 3-16-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
First ReLEx SMILE Surgery in U.S.
EYE2
eSight’s Latest Electronic Glasses
WEB TECH
Tura’s Digital Rebrand

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM “AI’s impact on the business world in the next three to five years will be ‘massive—but also massively unpredictable.’”—Intel’s Joe Curley, in AIBusiness.com.” akarp@jobson.com

VMail Technology for 3-9-17

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

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Essilor's Pro-E 600
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Topcon Instruments FDA Clearance
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
OptiSource Intros Cad-Con 1000

VMail Technology for 3-2-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Topcon’s New Slit Lamp
WEB TECH
Patient Engagement Initiative
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Phantom Offers Lens Dye Packets
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