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.

November 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decline From October, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for November 2014 decreased slightly to 3.72 from an October 2014 rating of 3.77, however, it showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of November over time.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, December 15, 2014 12:00 AM “Grand Central Optical says ‘Use Them. Or Lose Them.’ Good advice to pass on to your patients as the year-end deadline for flex spending accounts nears.”

October 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Increase From September, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for October 2014 increased to 3.77 from a September 2014 rating of 3.71 and showed an increase from all previous ratings for the month of October over time. October ratings stood at 3.54 in 2013, 3.44 in 2012, 3.38 in 2011 and 3.22 in 2010, making October 2014 the strongest rating for the month of October since the Barometer began.

Cute Overload: #VMSpirit #PetsInSpex Campaign

By Mary Kane
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM From Oct. 13 to Oct. 31, 2014, Vision Monday invited readers to post pictures of their beloved pets to Facebook and Twitter for our most recent #VMSpirit campaign, #PetsInSpex.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 AM “The NRF’s consumer spending survey reveals holiday shoppers will spend nearly 5 percent more this year. Encourage patients to include eyewear in the mix.”

A Different Kind of Challenge

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 AM This past summer, millions of people, including some of us in optical, were obsessed with taking the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness and much needed funds for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But on Oct. 9, the optical industry paused and took up a different kind of challenge in support of World Sight Day led by Optometry Giving Sight (OGS).

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 AM “Note to ECPs in this back-to-school season: AOA survey shows kids spend up to 4 hours per day with their electronic devices.” mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 AM “Confucius say, ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ Our Cover Story is proof.”

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 AM "Jonathan Hudson of Homebase believes “Apps are a great tool to engage with existing customers and try to delight them with great content.” mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:00 AM

Fighting the Workplace Blues

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 AM

Docs of Distinction

By Marge Axelrad, Deirdre Carroll, Mary Kane, Andrew Karp, Roger Mummert, John Sailer, Margery Weinstein, Catherine Wolinski
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:01 AM Successful optometrists, whether they are in private practice or are employed by a retail chain or corporation, know that the business of optometry is just as important as the clinical aspects of their profession.

April 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Slight Decrease Overall, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs fell slightly in April 2014 to a rating of 3.70, down from a March rating of 3.72.

April 2014 Optical Business Barometer Shows Slight Decrease Overall, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:30 AM NEW YORK—According to the Jobson Optical Research Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report, the overall optical business rating among independent ECPs fell slightly in April 2014 to a rating of 3.70, down from a March rating of 3.72.

OVERHEARD

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 19, 2014 12:00 AM
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