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 5-21-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
TelScreen’s Ginger Filter
SOFTWARE
Topcon’s Synergy ODM Version 4.0
WEB TECH
New Site Offers Affordable Digital Lenses

The 'Elements' of Wearables

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 4:25 PM APX Labs, which develops software that connects smart glasses and other types of wearables to enterprises, has published a “Periodic Table of Wearable Technology” on Wearable Insider.com.

AdlensFocuss Set for June Launch Across U.S.

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Shamir Insight is launching a new premium anti-reflective coating, Glacier Plus UV, which matches three main components: the lens material, the hard coat and the AR coating itself.

EnChroma Introduces Indoor Color-Enhancing Lens

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM BERKELEY, Calif.—EnChroma is introducing the Cx-65, a color-enhancing lens designed for indoor and nighttime use.

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.

Satisloh Expands Portfolio for Alternative Alloy Blocking Process

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM GERMANTOWN, Wis.—After introducing a green alternative to the traditional alloy blocking process in 2014, Satisloh expanded its portfolio of blocking and deblocking machines and was honored with Germany’s Federal Ecodesign Award.

Shamir’s Glacier Plus UV matches three main components: the lens material, the hard coat and the AR coating itself.

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Adlens is set to launch Focuss, its proprietary Variable Power Optics eyewear in the U.S. Beginning in June, eyecare patients will be able to receive Focuss glasses from over 150 eyecare professionals in select states in the Northeast, Midwest and as well as Texas and California.

U.S. Postal Service Considers AR Glasses as a Way to Boost Efficiency

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM WASHINGTON, D.C.—In addition to the mail pouches slung across their shoulders, letter carries may soon be adding a new piece of gear to their wardrobe: Augmented Reality (AR) glasses.

Vision-Ease Partners With IOT to Expand Digital Lens Offerings

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM RAMSEY, Minn.—Vision-Ease is expanding its digital lens design portfolio with the addition of five new proprietary wrap-style and general purpose offerings.

Walman Optical Introduces New Brand Identity

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM MINNEAPOLIS—Walman, the nation’s largest independent eyecare company, is introducing a new brand identity that reflects the shared values, goals and strengths of the company and its six divisions along with its unique position in the optical industry and commitment to improving vision.

VMail Technology for 5-14-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
D-Eye Portable Retinal Examiner
WEB TECH
SynergEyes’ Videos for Practitioners
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
‘Deep Drive’ Edge Blocks and Deblocking System

VMail Technology for 5-7-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, May 07, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS/DISPENSING
Optovue’s Risk-Free ROI Program
WEB TECH
Gobiquity’s GoCheckKids App
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Arotek’s New Abrasion-Resistant Coating

VMail Technology for 4-23-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 23, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Enhanced Vision Intros Amigo HD
EXAMS/DISPENSING
Vmax’s Latest Refraction Technology
WEB TECH
CareCredit Offers Digital Card

Wide Ranging Eye² Session Explores New Ways of ‘Seeing’

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:20 AM Vision Monday’s lenses and technology editor, Andrew Karp, introduced a dynamic Eye2 session that explored how wearable and implantable technologies are creating new ways of “seeing.” Drawing an analogy with media theorist Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim, Karp said, “The deeper we get involved with wearable and implantable technology, the more the medium becomes the message, and the more we really become part of the Internet of Things.”

Overheard

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