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.

VMail Technology for 2-16-17

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

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
Eyefinity EHR Progress Bar
WEB TECH
Eye-DNA New B2B Site
Tri-Supreme’s New Site

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM “Harmful blue light protection is valued across generations, but is less top-of-mind for Boomers.”—Transitions Optical’s 2017 Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey akarp@jobson.com

Optronics’ New Compact Edger Offers Industrial Features at Tabletop Price

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—To kick off its new Quality Manufacturing (QM) series of edgers, National Optronics is introducing the QM-X3, a tabletop dry edger that features the engineering and cutting-edge technology used in industrial edgers, but at a price point normally associated with tabletops.

VMail Technology for 2-9-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 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
Eschenbach’s 2nd Generation Reading Machine
SOFTWARE
ECL, OptimizeRx Platform Integration
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Tech-Optics’ 2017 Catalog

Essilor Emphasizes Its Partnership With Independents at National Sales Meeting

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 6, 2017 1:08 PM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Essilor of America gathered its sales team and wholesale distribution partners for its annual national sales meeting here from Jan. 7 to 11. Company executives outlined business strategies for the coming year, while emphasizing the company’s commitment to strengthening and expanding its partnerships with independent eyecare professionals. Unlike most prior years, the lens maker did not unveil any major new products.

VMail Technology for 2-2-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 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
National Optronics Intros QM-X3
EYE2
Aira’s Assistive Tech for Blind
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Western Optical Supply’s Latest Plier

VMail Technology for 1-26-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...


SOFTWARE
Eyefinity’s Customized Exam Workflow
WEB TECH
Optisoft’s iDispense App for iPad
First Insight’s Patient Check-in App

VMail Technology for 1-19-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 19, 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 Versatile Video Magnifier
WEB TECH
LensFerry S Expands to All CLs
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Arch Crown Releases 2017 Catalog

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
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