Mary Kane

Mary Kane, Executive Editor

Mary helps to oversee the editorial coverage of Vision Monday and its print publication, VMail, e-newsletters, VisionMonday.com and the Vision Expo Dailies. She also covers general company news, industry developments and business trends, as well as professional associations news and features. She is also responsible for deadline queries and operational questions for Vision Monday print editions and VMail. Contact Mary at mkane@jobson.com.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 11, 2016 12:00 AM “Surprisingly adults, not Millennials, have confessed to smartphone-addiction, with some plugged-in workers attending ‘digital detoxes.’” Priceonomics.com.”

New Kids on the Block

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM It’s not easy being a new OD but today’s crop of optometrists have a lot going for them—they are resilient (thanks to the Great Recession), technically savvy and hard working, yet ever aware of the importance of the life-work balance quotient.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 28, 2016 12:00 AM “70 percent of 2016 grads don’t know where their education and skills fit in the work force, so they are ill prepared to market themselves.”

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:00 AM “Independent ODs have come to realize that they can’t simply save their way to success—a practice has to learn, adapt and grow.” IDOC’s Dave Brown

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, February 15, 2016 12:00 AM “By thinking outside the box, small businesses often generate big ideas, especially when it comes to optical.”

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:00 AM “E-commerce provided crucial momentum this holiday season, with sales up 20 percent in that channel, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse.”

Hoping for a Happier New Year

By Mary Kane
Monday, December 14, 2015 12:00 AM Hope, smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” Alfred Lord Tennyson

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, November 16, 2015 12:00 AM “Digital refraction is not only here to stay but it is the future.” Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 19, 2015 12:00 AM “Now in its ninth year, the World Sight Day Challenge has taken a firm hold in the optical community both here in the U.S. and worldwide.”

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, September 14, 2015 12:00 AM “The ACA is making a difference. The uninsured rate during the first three months of 2015 fell to 9.2 percent, after reaching a high of 16 percent in 2010,” CDC survey says.

Striking a Work/Life Balance

By Mary Kane
Monday, August 31, 2015 12:00 AM As I write this column, it’s 7 p.m. and we’re trying to close the Aug. 31 issue of Vision Monday. Late nights are not the norm here but when it’s crunch time, we VMers burn the midnight oil. As journalists, we’re always on a deadline but the pressure isn’t unrelenting, unlike some workplaces.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, August 17, 2015 12:00 AM “We will live on with passion, conviction and commitment to Brien’s legacy,” Professor Kovin Naidoo on the passing of Brien Holden, OAM.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 20, 2015 12:00 AM “When I first started my career, most women were receptionists, rarely opticians. Now, my classes are primarily female,” Jenney Rivard, Influential Woman honoree.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 15, 2015 12:00 AM “CDC survey says: The number of people who were uninsured for at least part of 2014 dropped to a low not seen in decades.”

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 18, 2015 12:00 AM “Goliath vs. Goliath: The battle over alleged price fixing by major contact lens manufacturers rages on as big box retailer Costco files suit against J&J Vision Care.”
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