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 4-23-15

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

Zeiss Launches Lenses and Treatments for Digital Vision

By Andrew Karp
Monday, April 20, 2015 12:01 AM NEW YORK—Responding to the widespread and increasing use of digital devices, Zeiss is launching a complete portfolio of lenses and coatings to help eyeglass wearers use their devices safely and comfortably.

VMail Technology for 4-9-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 09, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
RevolutionEHR, Optovue Integration
WEB TECH
Glasses.com Redesigns Website
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Santinelli’s Nose Pad Cushion Kit

Sold-Out EyeRock Show Energizes New Eyes

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, April 02, 2015 5:30 PM Optical suppliers, retailers and rock music lovers joined together during International Vision Expo East for EyeRock a benefit concert supporting New Eyes for the Needy, a non-profit organization focused on providing prescription eyeglasses to the poor.

VSP Global's 'The Shop' Previews Wearable Tech Frame Prototype at Expo

By Andrew Karp
Friday, March 27, 2015 1:00 PM The Shop, VSP Global's R&D lab for technology and fashion, unveiled a prototype of its first original product at International Vision Expo.

VMail Technology for 3-26-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 26, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
ICD Code Selection Tool
WEB TECH
Cohen’s New Website
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Phantom’s Latest Pads

VMail Technology for 3-19-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Schneider's New Nano Line
WEB TECH
ODX Adds Pre-Testing Evaluation
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Arch Crown's New Scanner

EGMA LLC Returns Rodenstock Brand to U.S. Market

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM DALLAS—Rodenstock, the venerable optical brand known for high-technology ophthalmic lenses and high fashion frames, is being reintroduced to the U.S. market in mid-2015 by EGMA LLC.

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.

P.O.G. Enhances Coating Capabilities With Satisloh MX380

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM CRESTON, Iowa—P.O.G. Labs recently enhanced its AR coating capabilities with its purchase of a Satisloh MX380 coater.

Shamir Releases Autograph III Single Vision Freeform Design

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Shamir Insight is launching its newest Freeform design, Shamir Autograph III – SV, which provides single vision patients with a digital Rx solution for their everyday visual needs.

Whole You Offers Incentive for Ideas That Promote Wellness

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 AM SAN JOSE, Calif.—Whole You (www.whole-you.com) has teamed up with crowd-sourcing company InnoCentive to challenge people to come up with innovative ideas to help those with vision or oral limitations.
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