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.

I am Currently Out of the Office on Vacation…

By Mary Kane
Monday, October 16, 2017 12:00 AM And I am far, far away from my laptop and company email, desperately trying to recharge my batteries.”

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, August 14, 2017 12:00 AM “Gloria Nicola helped shape the modern history of the eyewear business through her dedication, unique eye, great writing and clever wit.”—VM’s Marge Axelrad mkane@jobson.com

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, July 17, 2017 12:00 AM Things are looking up for the vision care market which grew nearly $282 million, in the 12 months ending March, compared to the same period in 2016.” mkane@jobson.com

Desperately Seeking Shade

By Mary Kane
Monday, June 19, 2017 12:00 AM So here we are in mid-June, sandwiched between Memorial Day and July Fourth, eagerly awaiting the official kickoff of summer. While I love the sun, those warm rays do not return the favor. My very fair and freckled Irish skin combined with my early years spent on the Jersey Shore (circa 1965) have caught up with me in my middle age.

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.

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

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.
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