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
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.

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

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.”

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
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