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 4-10-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 10, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
OpticWash Pro
WEB TECH
MaximEyes Offers Two-Way Integration With Visioffice
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Jeanie's New Diamond Stays Sharp Longer

VMail Technology for 4-3-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 03, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
A&R's New Automapper
SOFTWARE
BPI's Intros Lens Tint Simulator
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Western Optical's Rimlon Lens Harpoon

VMail Technology for 3-27-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Coburn’s New Compact Generator
EXAMS / DISPENSING
Briot USA’s New Tablet Device
SOFTWARE
GPN Debuts The Edge 3.0

VMail Technology for 3-20-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS / DISPENSING
Visionix’s New Digital Phoropter
WEB TECH
Topcon Offers Online Training Series
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
ABS Intros Smart Stand

Solar Power

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 17, 2014 3:00 PM NEW YORK—Prescription sunglasses, once regarded as a necessary but unexciting second pair sale, are now among the hottest products in the dispensary.

Blum Launches Online Venture, a Resource for Optical Inventors

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM ROANOKE, Va.—Attention optical inventors. Ron Blum wants you.  Blum, an optical inventor himself, is hoping to attract others with the same interests to his new online venture, VisionCareInventing.com.

Eye2 Zone at Vision Expo East

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 17, 2014 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Wearable technologies are coming on-stream fast, and Vision Monday’s Eye2 Zone at International Vision Expo East is the place to see some of the latest offerings in this exciting new consumer product category.

Overheard

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

VMail Technology for 3-13-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Essilor’s Neksia Edging System
SOFTWARE
Fastgrind’s New Software
WEB TECH
Vision Web Partners With Smith Optics

VMail Technology for 3-6-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 06, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS / DISPENSING
Topcon’s New Auto Kerato-Refractor
SOFTWARE
Flash Drive Features Screen Magnification Software
WEB TECH
SpecialEyes Learning Center and Tools

Laforge Optical Offers a Fresh Take on Smartglasses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 03, 2014 12:00 AM BOSTON—Laforge Optical, a new player in the wearables market, is offering a fresh take on smartglasses.

Overheard

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

Younger Optics Releases High Index 1.74 Lenses in Transitions Signature VII

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 03, 2014 12:00 AM TORRANCE, Calif.—Patients with high prescriptions often want thinner lenses.

VMail Technology for 2-27-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 27, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
NSL Adds New Lens Test
WEB TECH
Texas State Optical Websites
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
OptiSource Lens Inspection Station

VMail Technology for 2-20-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

EXAMS / DISPENSING
M&S Technology's New Patent
WEB TECH
New Vision Source Website
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Realistic Silicone Set-Up Eyes
Tech Optics Low Vision Catalog
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