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 7-2-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, July 02, 2015 10:05 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT

Phantom’s Model 95 Tinter
WEB TECH
TreVia Digital Health, D-EYE Partnership
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
NovaBay’s intelli-Case Gets FDA Clearance

Schneider Showcases Innovative Technologies at Digicon

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:56 PM FRONHAUSEN, Germany—Schneider Optical Machines presented its latest innovations in ophthalmic surfacing, finishing, cleaning and coating and analyzed trends in lens processing technology at the Digicon Europe 2015.

VMail Technology for 6-25-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 25, 2015 10:05 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Coburn’s Debuts SGX Pro
EYE2
Recon’s Smart Nutrition App
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
WOS’s Latest Plier

VMail Technology for 6-18-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:06 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Canon’s CR-2 AF
SOFTWARE
M&S Updates Pediatric Testing Software
WEB TECH
PSI’s New Site Includes E-Commerce

European Patent Office Names Tobii a Tech Finalist

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM MUNICH/STOCKHOLM—The European Patent Office (EPO) has named John Elvesjö and Mårten Skogö, who together with Henrik Eskilsson invented Tobii eye tracking technology, as one of three finalists for the European Inventor Award 2015 in the category “Small and medium-sized enterprises.”

Wearables: Eyecare’s New Dimension

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM For the past few years, I’ve been writing about how the fast paced field of wearable technology is intersecting with the optical industry, a phenomenon we call Eye2.

VMail Technology for 6-11-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 11, 2015 9:03 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Phantom Research’s New Tinter
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Nidek Launches HandyRef-K / HandyRef
TOOL/SUPPLIES
Eschenbach’s Latest Video Magnifier

VMail Technology for 6-4-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, June 04, 2015 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Testing Services for Sunglasses
EYE2
Vuzix Unveils IWear 720
WEB TECH
Super Systems Launches Mobile Website

VMail Technology for 5-28-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
MEISystem Intros TBA for Mei641
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Canon’s CR-2 Plus AF
SOFTWARE
Eyefinity and GPN Announce New Collaboration

VMail Technology for 5-21-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
TelScreen’s Ginger Filter
SOFTWARE
Topcon’s Synergy ODM Version 4.0
WEB TECH
New Site Offers Affordable Digital Lenses

The 'Elements' of Wearables

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:25 PM APX Labs, which develops software that connects smart glasses and other types of wearables to enterprises, has published a “Periodic Table of Wearable Technology” on Wearable Insider.com.

AdlensFocuss Set for June Launch Across U.S.

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Shamir Insight is launching a new premium anti-reflective coating, Glacier Plus UV, which matches three main components: the lens material, the hard coat and the AR coating itself.

EnChroma Introduces Indoor Color-Enhancing Lens

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM BERKELEY, Calif.—EnChroma is introducing the Cx-65, a color-enhancing lens designed for indoor and nighttime use.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “The seed of hope for significantly reducing rates of blindness with stem cells has been planted, and we’re excited to see it grow.” Anne Sumers, MD, for the AAO.

Satisloh Expands Portfolio for Alternative Alloy Blocking Process

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—After introducing a green alternative to the traditional alloy blocking process in 2014, Satisloh expanded its portfolio of blocking and deblocking machines and was honored with Germany’s Federal Ecodesign Award.
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