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, May 15, 2017 12:00 AM “The 7th Annual Breach Report revealed there was a 320 percent increase in the number of health care providers victimized by hackers in 2016.” mkane@jobson.com

Addicted to (Phone) Love

By Mary Kane
Friday, May 5, 2017 2:50 PM A few weeks ago, my very, very old (2013) iPhone died. On a Saturday morning. Despite being plugged in all night it refused to recharge. It was dead, mort, finis—or so I thought. I must have checked the phone 30 times that morning to see if it had resurrected itself. Panic began to set in. No phone for the weekend? No Google maps? No text messages? No news?!! At that moment, I realized it was official—I was addicted to my phone. Click here to read this week's edition of VMail Weekend.

AI Begins to Reshape the Customer/Patient Experience

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:28 AM How will Artificial Intelligence begin to affect the customer/patient experience? That was the question posed to the second panel of the day as they examined how AI algorithms learn what we like, enabling personalized brands to create new experiences and choices for consumers. The advance of new smart tools help make data actionable, creating competitive advantages for retailers, professionals, designers and suppliers.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:00 AM “Admitting that the rise of AI is perceived as a threat by some people, he reassured the Summit audience saying, ‘AI comes in peace.’” Or Shani, CEO & founder, Adgorithms mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 27, 2017 12:30 AM “Later on this week, Vision Expo East puts the emphasis on fashion, education and the ‘NY experience.’ Read all about it in the Show Dailies on VisionMonday.com.” mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, March 13, 2017 12:00 AM “Put down those devices—Vision Council research is showing that too much exposure to blue light could lead to digital eye strain or retina damage.” mkane@jobson.com

Eyewear’s Starring Role—On and Off the Silver Screen

By Mary Kane
Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00 PM While most people will be drawn to tomorrow’s Oscars to check out celebs’ choices of designer gowns and tuxes, VM will be keeping an eye out for what’s on their faces—namely their eyewear. Which got us wondering, who outfits these celebs with eyewear for their on and off screen looks? We reached out to a few experts to get their take on what it’s like to “dress” celebs in eyewear. To read today’s edition of VMail Weekend, click here.

Leaning In With MTM

By Mary Kane
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM Long before Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg “leaned in” there was Mary Tyler Moore. Moore’s passing at the age of 80 last month brought back a lot of memories for women in business, especially journalists, including this one.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM “Facebook is America’s most popular social networking platform by a wide margin: nearly 8 in 10 online Americans (79 percent) now use Facebook.” —Pew Research mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM The Los Angeles Times reports that enrollments in ACA health insurance plans “continued to surge” despite worries about the future of the law under the President-elect. mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Sunday, November 13, 2016 12:00 AM “On a daily basis, about 2,000 workers in the U.S. sustain a job-related eye injury that needs medical attention.” National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:00 AM “Beginning Nov. 1, customers applying for or renewing their passport must remove glasses for their passport photo. ” The U.S. Department of State

Telling the Vision ‘Story’

By Mary Kane
Monday, September 12, 2016 12:45 AM Vision care and the importance of annual eye exams has taken a seat at the head table of health care lately. The national public awareness campaign by Think About Your Eyes is having a significant impact on consumers’ behavior toward annual eye exams and vision health—the 2015 campaign drove over 828,000 eye exams.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, August 15, 2016 12:00 AM “Isn’t this the perfect opportunity for us to empower parents, discussing blue light protective lenses to protect their children?” Gary Morgan, OD.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM “I’m going to bring my passion, love for the profession, my focus, my ethics and morals—to make optometry as good as it can be.” AOA president Andrea P. Thau, OD. mkane@jobson.com
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