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.

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.

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.’”

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.”

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.”

The Five Most Ingenious Products of 2014

By Andrew Karp
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM One of the best things about my job as lens and technology editor for VM and 20/20 Magazine is getting to learn about interesting new products.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM “In the next year, 23 percent of Millennials are likely to buy smart glasses, 24 percent smart clothing, 40 percent a smart watch, a PricewaterhouseCoopers report said.”

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM “No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.”
—Joni Ernst, candidate for U.S. Senate, Iowa.

It's a Big World, After All

By Andrew Karp
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM I used to think Walt Disney had it wrong, at least as far as the optical industry is concerned. It’s not a small world, after all.

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM “Two-thirds of 500 recently surveyed physicians use some kind of mobile app in the performance of their jobs, according to MedData Group.” akarp@jobson.com

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 AM
“We can show a patient with night myopia how it will look driving on the Turnpike,” said Digital Vision Systems Keith Thompson about the firm’s virtual refraction.” akarp@jobson.com

OVERHEARD

By Andrew Karp
Monday, May 19, 2014 12:00 AM

Get Ready for Online Refraction

By Andrew Karp
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 12:30 AM Ever since the dawn of online eyeglass sales, technology trend watchers have speculated about the possibility of online refractions.

Overheard

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

Overheard

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

Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM
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