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    Thumbs up New Optiboard member

    Hello,

    I've recently switched professions- from the medical field to optics. I stumbled across this board while doing some research for my new position (Retail/Dispensing) and have found it an invaluable resource so far! There's such a huge learning curve in the optical field. I do have a degree in Math, however, so some of the pain is lessened i suppose!

    At any rate, it's good to be here, and part of such a helpful community. Apologies in advance if I ask any "Newbie" questions as i learn as much as I can!

    ~Paul

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    Welcome to the party!

    There are some very bright and talented folks on this board! Most are very eager to help each other and contribute for the betterment of us all!

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    Though I'm not one of them, there are some here with which you can converse in all mathematical terms like some sci-fi superior race.:bbg::bbg:

    Welcome to Optiboard!
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    Welcome to the forum, gladiator from Australia. Hmm...springtime there, right around the corner, right? You might be catching a touch of spring fever!

    Welcome from another commonwealth poster, I am from Canada, and a newbie to Optiboard, too.

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    Hi Tazziedevil! I'm new as well!

    I started in the field of Optics fresh out of high school not thinking that I would be still at it 10 years later. I started in the lab and then worked my way out to the floor, all the while being mentored by some pretty great Opticians and Lab Managers along the way. Recently I've come back to the field after a cross country move from rural WI and brief break from the biz only to find I feel like a real hayseed compared to some of the other Opticians I work with here in the city. I'm learning quickly, thankfully because of my coworker's knowledge as well as from the information I glean from this site.

    I was a lurker for quite a while on Optiboard before I decided it would behoove me to join so I could partake of the discussions and debates held here. I wasn't sure that I would have anything to add but I reasoned that at least I could ask and learn!

    I'm sure at some point I will ruffle a few feathers but I don't get knocked out of a fight easily; a few years in a professional kitchen have conditioned me to hold my ground and not be easily perturbed. Looking forward to build professional relationships with everybody, green or seasoned! :)

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    Wow, thanks for the warm welcome!

    It is indeed springtime down under, although the weather in Tasmania lately has been horrible- snow and sleet. Glad I work indoors :)

    I'm off to scour the boards to learn something new.

    Thanks!
    Paul

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    I am somewhat new as well. I have generally been a "lurker" for learning new information, however, I have started to post a few things here and there recently. I've been in the optical field for 7 years, have been CPO certified for 3 years and I love it! :bbg:

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    Welcom to Tazzie, Keri, Constance and NCspecs!!!! The more the merrier as they say.
    I came, I saw, I left

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    hmm Constance has a insurance company link in her signature. Very curious indeed.
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    I guess this is the unofficial introduce yourself thread.
    I've been in the biz for 8 years.
    hello everyone...

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    Tazziedevil: G'day mate! As an ex-pat, I welcome you to a community that knows no borders, people from all over the globe contribute. As a newbie myself, I'm thoroughly enjoying, and quite addicted.

    :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

    Phaco: Don't want to leave you out......Welcome......Don't see many of "your kind" here, spread the word, we could use more MD's input in what is a very challenging time ahead of the optical universe. Hopefully we can find ways of working together.
    Last edited by cleyes; 09-25-2010 at 10:17 PM. Reason: mind & fingers not in sync

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    thanks cleyes.

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