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 1-29-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SOFTWARE
CLX, My Vision Express Make Upgrades
WEB TECH
Super Systems’ New Site
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
WOS’ 2015 Hand Tool Catalog

VMail Technology for 1-22-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

AIT Debuts Shape Manager Software
EXAMS / DISPENSING
SynergEyes Releases Tutorials
WEB TECH
Costa Relaunches Sport Fishing Site

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 7:10 PM “Nearly seven in 10 (68 percent) Millennials report symptoms of digital eye strain and most own smartphones (84 percent), according to a new report by the Vision Council.”

Essilor of America Sets 2015 Strategy in Motion at Banff Sales Meeting

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM The Canadian Rockies provided a spectacular backdrop to Essilor of America’s 2015 National Sales Meeting, held here last week.

Metro Optics Eyewear Opens New Flagship Store Featuring Electronics

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM BRONX, N.Y.—Metro Optics Eyewear threw a party on Dec. 9 to celebrate the opening of its new flagship store in the Throgg’s Neck Shopping Center.

Oakley Adds Garmin Action Camera to Airwave Goggle

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM FOOTHILLS RANCH, Calif.—Oakley has teamed up with Garmin to expand the functionality of the next evolution in Oakley Airwave alpine goggle technology.

Study Shows Effectiveness of i-Lid Cleanser

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—The Eye Institute, based here, recently announced that an informal nationwide survey of eye doctors and patients shows success with the use of a recently launched product, i-Lid Cleanser from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, to treat evaporaive dry eye syndrome associated with blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.

US Optical Introduces Thin Series Sunlenses

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SYRACUSE, N.Y.—US Optical is expanding its proprietary lens technology with two additional sunglass free-form lenses: Thin Wrap HD progressive and Thin Single Vision Wrap HD.

VSP Global and the AOF Announce Scholarship Recipients

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global and the American Optometric Foundation (AOF), an affiliate of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), recently announced the 44 recipients of this year’s Practice Excellence Scholarships.

VMail Technology for 1-15-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 15, 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’s Latest Magnifier
EXAMS / DISPENSING
Topcon’s Cataract Workstation
WEB TECH
CLX Integrates With Diversified Ophthalmics

VMail Technology for 1-8-15

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:30 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

In This Edition...

SYSTEMS / EQUIPMENT

Icare Intros Puff-less Tonometer
WEB TECH
Frames Data’s New Site
TOOLS / SUPPLIES
Arch Crown Releases 2015 Catalog

Rochester Optical Execs Discuss Epson Moverio and Smart Glasses Market

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:00 PM Rochester Optical has developed prescription lenses specifically for Moverio smart glasses. These Smart GOLD Lenses (Glasses Optimized Lens Designs) are custom-designed to support the Moverio experience by reducing image displacement, improving visual acuity, supporting binocularity and relieving eye fatigue.

VMail Technology EyeVote for 12-18-14

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:00 AM VM's weekly roundup of new technologies for the eyecare practice, optical dispensary and lab.

Readers' Choices

OPTICAL EQUIPMENT
Optical Equipment & Supplies Company: Hilco
Finishing Brand: Santinelli International
Surfacing Brand: Coburn Technologies
Supplies/Consumables Brand: Hilco
Dispensing Tools Brand: Hilco

DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT
Diagnostic Equipment Company: Carl Zeiss Meditec
Diagnostic Equipment Brand: Zeiss

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Practice Management Software Company: Eyefinity
Practice Management Sofware Brand: OfficeMate

ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS
EHR Company: Eyefinity
EHR Brand: ExamWRITER

OPTICAL APP
Optical App: OTTO

ONLINE ORDERING
Company Website: VisionWeb

Adlens Launches Adjustable Eyewear to Combat Digital Eye Strain

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM OXFORD, U.K.—Adlens, based here, is releasing Adlens Interface, a new type of adjustable eyewear that helps relieve the effects of digital eyestrain.

Italian Manufacturer Mei Opens Facility in Brazil

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM SAO PAULO, Brazil—Mei, the Italian manufacturer of milling equipment for optical labs, has opened a facility in Sao Paulo, Brazil to better serve customers in South and Central America.
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