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.

Green Brothers Launch New Wholesale Lab in Michigan

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—Mike and Bernie Green are back in the optical lab business, following a decade-long hiatus from the industry. The Green brothers, who previously owned and operated Great Lakes Coating, opened Green Optics, a 24,000 square foot lab, here in early 2016.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM “Artificial intelligence (AI) is the 21st century equivalent of electricity and the internet.”—AI Trends newsletter akarp@jobson.com

VMail Technology for 1-12-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EYE2
Smith’s Brain-Sensing Sunglass
PogoCam Wearable Camera
SOFTWARE
Eyefinity Updates EHR

Optical Companies Offer Unique Visions at CES 2017

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:05 AM

LAS VEGAS—Eyewear was everywhere at CES 2017, along with an abundance of vision technologies, some of which have yet to be seen at optical industry trade shows. Only a few years ago, the only optical products on display at CES were 3D glasses.

VMail Technology for 1-5-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 5, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING
RightEye Intros Reading Test
WEB TECH
Wiley X, Automeyes Rx Program
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Dynamic Labs’ New Blocking Pads

VMail Technology for 12-29-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Alcon’s Toric IOL Calculator
WEB TECH
Ray-Ban Chromance Microsite
EyePromise’s New Website

VMail Technology for 12-22-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:57 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


WEB TECH
J&J’s Digital Guide for ECPs
drchrono Intros Kiosk
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Arotek Intros HCoating-BT

VMail Technology EyeVote for 12-15-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 15, 2016 9:54 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

Readers' Choice


OPTICAL EQUIPMENT

Optical Equipment & Supplies Company: Hilco
Finishing Brand: Santinelli International
Surfacing Brand: Super Optical FastGrind
Supplies/Consumables Brand: Hilco
Dispensing Tools Brand: Hilco

DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT

Diagnostic Equipment Company: Carl Zeiss Meditec
Diagnostic Equipment Brand: Carl Zeiss Meditec

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Practice Management Software Company: Eyefinity
Practice Management Software Brand: Eyefinity/OfficeMate

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS

EHR Company: RevolutionEHR
EHR Brand: Eyefinity/ExamWRITER

DISPENSING/MEASURING FITTING SYSTEMS

Dispensing/Measuring Fitting Systems Company: ACEP/ABS Smart Mirror
Dispensing/Measuring Fitting Systems Brand: ABS Smart Mirror
Optical App: ABS Smart Mirror

ONLINE ORDERING

Online Ordering, Company Website: VisionWeb

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM “Reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate.” Snap, whose Spectacles sunglasses feature an video camera. akarp@jobson.com

VMail Technology for 12-8-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:54 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


WEB TECH
AllAboutVision.com’s Spanish Content
Modernizing Medicine Enhances ‘Analytics’ Capabilities
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Super Optical’s Eco-Friendly Lens Blocks

VMail Technology for 12-8-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 8, 2016 9:51 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


WEB TECH
AllAboutVision.com’s Spanish Content
Modernizing Medicine Enhances ‘Analytics’ Capabilities
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Super Optical’s Eco-Friendly Lens Blocks

Online Startup, Lensabl, Offers Rx Lenses Only, Direct to Consumers

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 5, 2016 12:05 PM

NEW YORK—Two young internet entrepreneurs are launching a direct-to-consumer online service that sells only prescription lenses. The no-frills service, called Lensabl.com, debuted recently with a menu offering an assortment of clear lenses, sun lenses, reading lenses and lens treatments, most of them generic products with basic features.

VMail Technology for 12-1-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:48 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING
Topcon Releases IMAGEnet Connect
SOFTWARE
D-Eye Intros App Version 2.0
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
OptiSource Intros Swinger Mirror

VMail Technology for 11-25-16

By Andrew Karp
Friday, November 25, 2016 9:45 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


EXAMS/DISPENSING
DigiSight Intros Paxos Scope
SOFTWARE
CitiXsys Updates iVend
WEB TECH
Vision Ease Revamps Website

VMail Technology for 11-17-16

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:42 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
D-Eye Intros The ImageVault
Ellex Intros Eye One
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Hilco’s Edging Supplies
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