Editorial Staff

Vision Monday's editorial team brings together the most experienced and knowledgeable editors covering the news of the optical industry. They are dedicated to monitoring and analyzing key sectors of the optical business.

Marge Axelrad

Marge Axelrad, Sr. VP/Editorial Director

Marge oversees the overall editorial direction of Vision Monday and its print publication, VMAIL, e-newsletters, VisionMonday.com and special events including the VM Global Leadership Summit. She is also in charge of general corporate and company news, industry developments and business trends, financial news. Marge specializes in frame sunwear companies, practice management programs, spectacle lens and contact lens companies, managed care, wholesale laboratories, and research. She is also the editor of CLICK, a twice-a-month e-newsletter. Contact Marge at maxelrad@jobson.com.
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.
Andrew Karp

Andrew Karp, Group Editor, Lenses & Technology

Andrew has reported on many facets of the optical industry for Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine since 1987. He specializes in covering the latest developments in ophthalmic dispensing, spectacle lenses and treatments, lens processing technology, optical laboratories and wearable technology. Andrew contributes daily briefings to VMAIL LaunchPad, that spotlights new products, software and online applications for labs and dispensers. He also helps plan and produce Vision Monday’s annual Global Leadership Summit. Contact Andrew at akarp@jobson.com.
First-generation professionals are people who are the first of their families to enter a professional setting. These professionals hold an OD degree and are ready to climb up the ladder in optometry. These first-gen ODs are hungry for success. First-generation ODs are open-minded and looking to get their name out there. Employers ensure these professionals grow and succeed throughout their time at the organization. Corporate optometry offers professional development programs that many young ODs take advantage of. First-generations often took advantage of mentoring and professional networking opportunities. First-generation ODs bring more diverse backgrounds and ideas to the profession. Read More

Gwendolyn Plummer, Senior Associate Editor

Gwen's coverage includes news stories, features and developments in the frames, sunwear and fashion accessories categories, including product, marketing initiatives, companies and brand licenses. She is the editor of Style.Pages, a monthly print feature exploring fashion trends in eyewear and sunwear as well as its accompanying e-blast. Gwen also handles VMAIL LaunchPad, daily briefings on frames, sunwear and accessories line additions. She helps to oversee The Independent Eye, VM's e-newsletter and special section focusing on Inspiration and Expertise for Independent ECPs. She also manages Vision Monday’s social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Contact Gwen at gplummer@jobson.com.

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