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 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

VMail Technology for 10-9-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 09, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
AIT to Distribute Visionix Line
SOFTWARE
drchrono Integrates With Apple’s HealthKit
WEB TECH
Plastic Plus’s New Website

VMail Technology for 10-2-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, October 02, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Satisloh’s Tray-Express
SOFTWARE
Acuitas Integrates With Frames Data IDA
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Cane Features Built-in Light

VMail Technology for 9-25-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
UPI Debuts Outdoor Chillers
EXAMS / DISPENSING
US Ophthalmic’s Digital Refraction System
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Optelec Releases ClearView C

VMail Technology for 9-18-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Satisloh’s VFT-macro
SOFTWARE
Nextech Integrates With IRIS
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Clear Choice Diamond Tools from PSI

Google’s ‘Giving Through Glass’ Contest Winners Envision Diverse Uses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Google recently announced the five winners of its “Giving through Glass” contest in which nonprofit organizations offered their visions of how they would use the company’s proprietary smart glasses.

VMail Technology for 9-11-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
MVE Interfaces With Veatch Devices
WEB TECH
Super Systems Launches Blog
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Salem Intros OH! Blocking Pads

What ECPs Are Saying About Apps

By John Sailer and Andrew Karp
Friday, September 05, 2014 12:01 AM

VMail Technology for 9-4-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 04, 2014 9:03 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
Wink Technologies Integrates with Frames Data IDA
WEB TECH
C&E Vision Intros myCloud
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Gulden’s Offers Aviles Headrest

VMail Technology for 9-4-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 04, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
Wink Technologies Integrates with Frames Data IDA
WEB TECH
C&E Vision Intros myCloud
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Gulden’s Offers Aviles Headrest

It's a Big World, After All

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM I used to think Walt Disney had it wrong, at least as far as the optical industry is concerned. It’s not a small world, after all.

Tobii Gaze Viewer Provides Eye Tracking Data for Easy AAC Assessment

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM

STOCKHOLM— Tobii Assistive Technology, a division of the Tobii group, has launched Tobii Gaze Viewer, a compact assessment tool intended to give professionals and caretakers quick, simple, on-the-fly eye-tracking evaluations for vision assessments, cognition, reminiscence testing and even reading comprehension.

Argus II Implant Patient Discusses Her Experience with the Artificial Retina

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, August 28, 2014 11:00 AM VM introduced readers to Second Sight’s groundbreaking Argus II artificial retina implant at our 2012 Global Leadership Summit.
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