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, 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.

VMail Technology for 2-19-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:03 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS/EQUIPMENT
Briot’s New Edger
WEB TECH
DAC’s Online Store for ECPs
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Reticare Electronic Device Filters

VMail Technology for 2-19-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 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
Enhanced Vision Upgrades DaVinci
WEB TECH
EyeStarTV Digital Signage
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Phantom Research Lens Dye Packets

Duquesne Brewery Complex to Be Designated as Historical Site

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM PITTSBURGH—With the nomination of the former Duquesne Brewery complex to the National Register of Historic Places, the Beitler-McKee Optical building will become part of the National Register of Historic Places.

Optical Lab Veteran Duane Reese Dies at 89

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM DULUTH, Ga.—Optical laboratory veteran Duane C. Reese passed away on Jan. 30 at his home here after an extended illness. He was 89 years-old.

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.”

Patent for NovioSense Non-Invasive Tear Glucose Sensor Issued

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM NIJMEGEN, Netherlands—NovioSense BV, based here, recently announced the issuance by the European Patent Office of a patent that discloses a wireless flexible spring-like sensor for detection of glucose levels in tear fluid.

Advances in Wearable Technology: Electronic Eyewear

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 12, 2015 4:00 PM Wearable technology and specifically electronic eyewear stole the show at the recent 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, according to Andrew Karp, group editor Lenses & Technology for Vision Monday and 20/20 magazine.

VMail Technology for 2-12-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 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
Zoomax’s Mars HD
WEB TECH
Immagine98’s New Site
Patient Communication Module

VMail Technology for 2-5-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, February 05, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

WEB TECH
Konan’s ColorDx Pro App for iPad
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Coburn’s New Polishing Slurry
New Tools from Hilco
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