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.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 03, 2014 12:00 AM

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM

Overheard

By Andrew Karp


Monday, January 20, 2014 12:00 AM

Celebrating a Year of Eye2 Innovation

By Andrew Karp


Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 AM As editor of Eye2, I continually marvel at the broad spectrum of innovative technologies that are moving our industry forward.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00 AM

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 PM

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 23, 2013 12:00 AM

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 09, 2013 12:00 AM

Time Travel in the Waiting Room

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 19, 2013 12:00 AM I’ve always wanted to be a time traveler. For a moment last week, I thought my wish had come true.

When Customer Service Becomes a Disservice

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 20, 2013 12:00 AM The one thing Republicans and Democrats seem to agree on these days is that our health care system needs fixing.

Eyewear Is Now a Vehicle for Technology

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 11, 2013 12:00 AM Last month, I went to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the annual mega-conference and trade show in Las Vegas that serves as the launching pad for new technologies ranging from entertainment to wireless devices, digital imaging and photography, audio, video, automobiles—and eyewear.

Spec-techular’ Developments in Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 18, 2012 12:00 AM The buzz surrounding Google’s announcement that it is developing a new type of eyewear with a heads-up display incorporating smartphone functions has grown louder since the search and advertising giant released a tantalizing video demo a few months ago showing its proprietary technology in action.

Warby Parker’s Lesson

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 05, 2012 12:00 AM Since entering the eyewear market in 2010, online retailer Warby Parker has earned a growing reputation among young, fashion- and budget-conscious consumers for selling stylish, inexpensive eyewear.

Reflections on the Top Labs

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 17, 2011 12:00 AM Every year since 1992 I’ve compiled VM’s Top Labs Report, which is this issue’s cover story.
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