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.

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 3-19-15

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.

VMail Technology for 3-12-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, March 12, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT
Ultra Optics’ Latest Backside Coater
EXAMS / DISPENSING
Topcon's New Retinal Camera
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
CliC Readers from OptiSource International

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 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.’”

Robertson Optical Adds Digital Surfacing Capability to S.C. Lab

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM COLUMBIA, S.C.—Robertson Optical Laboratories, which has been processing free-form lenses since June 2009 through its digital lab in Atlanta (Loganville), Georgia is now producing free-form through its newest digital surfacing lab in Columbia.

Rudy Project and Shamir to Offer Shamir Duo in Rudy Project’s ImpactX

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.—Rudy Project and Shamir are introducing Shamir Duo, a patent-pending, free-form bifocal design, in Rudy Project’s proprietary ImpactX material.

Tickets Go on Sale for EyeRock Concert, Featuring Guest Artist Lisa Loeb

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM NEW YORK—Tickets are now on sale for EyeRock, the optical industry fundraiser for nonprofit vision care groups, the event’s organizers announced.

U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry Accepts $25,000 Grant from Hoya

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM LEWISVILLE, Texas—Hoya Vision Care presented a $25,000 grant to go toward the renovation of the physical plant and educational equipment at the U.C. Berkeley School of Optometry teaching laboratory.

Walach Receives Patent for Free-form Bifocal

By Andrew Karp
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM LARGO, Fla.—Michael Walach, the president of Quest Optical Specialty Lab in Largo, Florida has been granted U.S. patent number 8,931,898 for a free-form bifocal lens that he designed called the Easy Top.
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