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
Monday, March 02, 2015 12:00 AM “Apple’s Tim Cook on Google Glass: ‘We thought that Glass as a wearable device was not a smart move, from a point of view that people would not really want to wear them.”

January 2015 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Slight Decrease From December 2014, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Thursday, February 19, 2015 2:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for January 2015 decreased slightly to 3.88 from a December 2014 rating of 3.91.

Overheard

By Mary Kane
Monday, February 16, 2015 12:00 AM “After editing this month’s Cover Story, I can understand why my OD has all my health records stored electronically. Nice to know they are ahead of the curve.”

Education in Sight Helps Rural Students in China and the U.S.

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM CHICAGO—Education in Sight is taking steps to help the over 30 million rural students in China and 3.5 million students in the U.S. suffering from uncorrected poor vision by bringing optometrists to perform eye exams in schools, providing free eyeglasses, and educating communities in proper eye-care to promote long-term change.

Life With a Millennial

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM Understanding how a Millennial thinks is not always easy. Trust me, I’ve had first-hand experience trying to figure them out.

One Million Dollar Gift Helps Optician’s Mission Go Mobile

By Mary Kane
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM LAS VEGAS—With a $1 million gift from Elaine Wynn, wife of the owner of the Wynn Hotel, optician Joseph G. Carbone put his philanthropic eyecare model, EyeCare4Kids, on wheels to help the children of Las Vegas.

December 2014 Optical Business Barometer Rating Shows Increase From November, Increase From Previous Years

By Mary Kane
Friday, January 16, 2015 12:00 PM NEW YORK—The latest Optical Business Barometer (OBB) report from Jobson Optical Research shows that the overall optical business rating for December 2014 increased to 3.91 from a November 2014 rating of 3.72. December ratings stood at 3.65 in 2013, 3.74 in 2012, 3.79 in 2011 and 3.59 in 2010, making it the strongest rating for the month of December since the measurement began in 2010.

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.”
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