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 11-20-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 20, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS / DISPENSING
i-Lid Cleanser Proves Effective
WEB TECH
Opti-Port Debuts CLX 2.0
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
OptiSource’s Job Tray Cleaner

Dynamically Digital Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:15 AM The digitization of eyewear has been gathering momentum since the start of the millennium. That’s when the first digitally designed and manufactured progressive lenses were introduced. For roughly the past 10 years—let’s call it The Digital Decade—eyeglass wearers have been enjoying the benefits of these high performance lenses, which deliver sharper vision and expanded fields of view.

New Study Shows Car Drivers’ Performance With Adlens Adjustables

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:00 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Car drivers perform at the same level whether they wear Adlens adjustable focus eyewear perform or prescription eyewear, according to a new research study conducted by Adlens and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Marchon’s Lab Provides Accounts With One-Stop Shopping

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM MELVILLE, N.Y.—Frame manufacturers typically distribute their products through optical laboratories, but seldom if ever own and operate a lab themselves.

Mei Opens Facility in Brazil

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM SAO PAULO, Brazil—Mei, the Italian manufacturer of milling equipment for optical labs, has opened a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil to better serve customers in South and Central America. The facility, the company’s first in South America, houses a sales office, warehouse and demonstration area.

Oakley Intros Contrast-Boosting Sunlens With Prizm

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM FOOTHILLS RANCH, Calif.—Oakley is introducing Prizm, a sunlens that is engineered to increase contrast by boosting specific colors where the eye has peak sensitivity to detail and blocking the rest of the light. The result is enhanced visibility of detail and contours that are not washed out as they are with traditional lenses, according to Oakley.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM “In the next year, 23 percent of Millennials are likely to buy smart glasses, 24 percent smart clothing, 40 percent a smart watch, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report said.”

Quest Vision Makes Glass Lenses a Specialty

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM LARGO, Fla.—As the market for glass lenses has declined in recent years, many optical laboratories have abandoned processing prescriptions in glass. But that situation has created an opportunity for Quest Vision Care, a specialty lab located in Largo, Fla. that is looking to fill that niche.

VMail Technology for 11-13-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:33 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING

2Win 3.2 version
WEB TECH
Zeiss ECP App
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
WOS Eyewire Curving Press

VMail Technology for 11-13-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 13, 2014 8:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING

2Win 3.2 version
WEB TECH
Zeiss ECP App
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
WOS Eyewire Curving Press

VMail Technology for 11-06-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 06, 2014 1:18 PM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Shamir Sparq
WEB TECH
EyeRep 3.0 from Jobson
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Peeps Lens Pen

VMail Technology for 11-06-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 06, 2014 1:15 PM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Shamir Sparq
WEB TECH
EyeRep 3.0 from Jobson
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Peeps Lens Pen

VMail Technology for 10-30-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 30, 2014 9:03 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Optovue iScan OCT
WEB TECH
1-800 Contacts App Update
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Tech Optics Night Driving Glasses and Clip-ons

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM “No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.”
—Joni Ernst, candidate for U.S. Senate, Iowa.

VMail Technology for 10-16-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 16, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Vision-Ease Lens Debuts MyCoat System
SOFTWARE
Versus Advantages Clinic
WEB TECH
ReimbursementPlus Updates Service
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