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.

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

All Aboard the Telemedicine Train?

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM Telemedicine is a very hot topic these days. Just ask some of the speakers at VM’s recent Leadership Summit. IBM’s Michael Weiner spoke about the need for a new disruptive health care model complete with mobile care services, wireless health devices, home monitoring, e-visits, and yes, even hospitals at home.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:00 AM “Having six year-olds watching YouTube is not the same as playing tag outside.” Nathan Bonilla-Warford on Gen Z-ers’ preoccupation with digital devices. mkane@jobson.com

Lenskart Revolutionizes Eyewear and Eyecare in India

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:57 AM NEW YORK—How do you help nearly 362 million citizens find a solution to their eyecare and eyewear needs in a country as massive as India? Just ask Peyush Bansal, CEO and co-founder of Lenskart, India’s fastest-growing optical retailer.

An Evolution in Health Care Involving the Body, Biology and Data

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:52 AM Michael S. Weiner, DO, chief medical information officer at IBM Healthcare knows a thing or two about key health care initiatives and how they fit into today’s complex world. In his role at IBM, he is tasked with identifying new business areas and opportunities that will continuously increase the delivery of quality health care solutions.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, May 16, 2016 12:00 AM “Creativity is often seen as disruptive and people who claim to support creativity actually oppose it in real-life situations.” VM Summit takeaway from Ted Gioia. 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.”
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