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 5-25-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Krypton Vision Refraction System
SOFTWARE
Medication Management and E-prescribing
TOOLS/SUPPPLIES
Precision’s Center Marking Gauge

VMail Technology for 5-18-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
MEI Invests in Retail
VisionWeb, ZirMed Partnership
WEB TECH
New PracticePlus Website

Schneider’s DigiCon 2017 Features Tech Topics … and Baseball

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:13 PM FRISCO, Texas—DigiCon 2017, the technical conference sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, drew a select group of optical laboratory managers, lab owners, lens company executives and eyecare professionals who attended lectures and demonstrations of the company’s latest lens processing technologies. The meeting, held here on May 11 and 12, drew 165 customers, a 20 percent increase from the previous DigiCon U.S. meeting in 2013, according to Schneider.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “A set of snap-together glasses designed by Rice University students will help show patients how their vision could deteriorate over time due to diabetic retinopathy.” akarp@jobson.com

Super Optical Launches Profit Calculator for ECPs

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM CINCINNATI—Super Optical is launching the Optical Profit Center, an online tool that lets eye-care practitioners calculate the profits they can earn through a small lab set-up and dispensing area. ECPs can enter their own costs into the calculator and receive an accurate figure of what they can save and earn by adding lens surfacing to their practice.

Younger Expands Transitions Poly Composite Line

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Transitions Signature polycarbonate composite lens technology has been expanded to include FT35 bifocal lenses and 7x28 trifocal lenses in both gray and brown. These new releases, as well as the FT28 bifocal lenses released last year, are available exclusively from Younger Optics through any optical laboratory.

VMail Technology for 5-11-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
EyePrintPro Expands Provider Network
SOFTWARE
RightEye’s Reading Test
MaximEyes Integrates with The Edge and EdgePro

VMail Technology for 5-4-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 4, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Laramy-K Offers Optician Training via YouTube
SOFTWARE
Eyefinity Enhances EHR’s Capabilities
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
New Feature for Precision’s Versi Trays

VMail Technology for 4-27-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 27, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Santinelli Enhances Tech Support
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Icare Home Gets FDA Approval
SOFTWARE
Glimpse Offers Performance Dashboards

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM “Companies should consider inclusion of its in-house counsel and HR in discussions about AI integration into the workplace.”— Sarah Moore, in Crain’s Cleveland Business akarp@jobson.com

Rockin’ the Night Away for Fun and Funds

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Optical industry singers and musicians gathered for the fourth annual fundraising concert, Rockin’ for New Eyes, at the Hard Rock Cafe on April 1. The show featured industry stalwarts as well as optometric students, and once again benefitted New Eyes for the Needy’s prescription eyeglass program for children and adults in need in the U.S.

VMail Technology for 4-20-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Coburn’s New Generator
EXAMS/DISPENSING
New Tests for Optec Plus
TOOLS/SUPPLIES

Phantom’s Digital Super Tinter

VMail Technology for 4-13-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 13, 2017 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Coburn’s New Lens De-Taper and Cleaner
EYE2
PogoTec Releases Smart Case and PogoLoop
WEB TECH
GPN Debuts EdgePro

Rockin’ the Night Away for Fun … and Funds

By Andrew Karp
Saturday, April 8, 2017 12:05 AM The fun began as soon as the New Eyes team started decorating the Hard Rock Cafe. As Bob Stein of National Vision explained, “At 5:00 pm on gig day the equipment for the band was pretty much in place, but the venue looked like it would at any lunchtime with no “Rockin’ For New Eyes” feel. By 8:00 pm the New Eyes team had transformed the room into a unique event venue with a true optical industry party and rock and roll vibe.” Click here to read the latest edition of VMail Weekend.

VMail Technology for 4-6-17

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 6, 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 New Portable Monocular
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Automeyes PDq Measurement System
SOFTWARE
First Insight’s EyeClinic Imaging System
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