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, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM “Eye protection isn’t a niche, it’s for everyone.” Eric Leonard, president, Essilor of America.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00 AM “We need to educate the public that you don’t have to live in discomfort, when using technology.” Dora Adamopoulous, OD, Medical Advisor, The Vision Council

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM “Consumers are thinking twice about having to drive, battle weather or kill time to access optical products and services.”—Barry Santini, Long Island Opticians

Stumbling Along Tech’s Learning Curve

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:00 AM Who said learning to use new technologies is easy? I did, actually. Well, maybe not in so many words. But as VM’s lens and technology editor, I have written about hundreds of new technologies over the years.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00 AM “With Millennials being the most ethnically diverse generation, ECPs will see more patients who are proponents of cultural sensitivity.” Patience Cook, Transitions Optical

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM “Since 80 percent of all classroom learning is visual, eye or vision issues that go unnoticed can directly impact a child’s success in school.” Alcon’s Back-to-School program.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM “We absolutely believe that the future of eyewear will be smart glasses.” Bruce Steffey, president of National Vision.

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.

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.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM

Get in the Zone

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM If you’ll be attending International Vision Expo this week, be sure to get into the Zone. No, I’m not asking you to focus your mind like an athlete before a game. I’m talking about visiting Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 2, 2015 12:00 AM “Anna Österholm: ‘We’ve demonstrated the ability to create virtually any color we want by mixing different electrochromic polymers, just like mixing paint.’”

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM “EHR systems may curb future demand for physicians, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.”

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 7:10 PM “Nearly seven in 10 (68 percent) Millennials report symptoms of digital eye strain and most own smartphones (84 percent), according to a new report by the Vision Council.”

The Five Most Ingenious Products of 2014

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM One of the best things about my job as lens and technology editor for VM and 20/20 Magazine is getting to learn about interesting new products.
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