Welcome to the OptiBoard Community Newsletter for September 2002!

Today's Date is: 09-10-2002. This newsletter covers activity activity since 08-01-2002.

I'm please to announce that there will be an OptiBoard meeting at Vision Expo West on Friday September 13th at 11:00am. The great folks at Live Eyewear have kindly offered their booth for this meeting. The booth number is #20019. I hope to see many of you there!

Do you realize that only two companies have the foresight and generosity to support OptiBoard and it's members by becoming sponsors? These fine companies are:

- Transitions, the developer of the most popular and advanced photochromic lenses in the world today, and
- Live Eyewear, the rapidly growing supplier of innovative and quality sunwear products.

Please show your support for OptiBoard and these sponsors by visiting these forums and learning more about the products and services offered by these fine companies.

o Smart Lens Technology by Transitions Optical

o Sunwear Selling Solution by Live Eyewear

Admit it. You've always wanted an OptiBoard Coffee Mug and a brand new pair of OptiBoard Boxer Shorts!

Well now you can order these and other OptiBoard items from the brand new OptiBoard Online Store. Here you will find dozens of OptiBoard items for sale,including shirts, bags, a variety of mugs, mouse pads and a whole lot more. And along with these items you'll also receive the satisfaction of knowing a few dollars of your purchase goes to support OptiBoard. Check it out at this location and become a fashion trend setter!


This month's featured member is:

Chip Anderson

Chip has become one of the more frequent posters on the board. Chip has become the resident OptiBoard expert on all matters related to Contact Lense and was part of the very first OptiBoard Book Review Panel that recently reviewed 'Current Contact Lens Practice' by Nathan Efron. According to one Moderator, "Chip has been actively joining in on a variety of discussions and offered some very thoughtful advice in response to many of the optical related questions." Another said, "What are good about Chiip's posts is that they encourage a response from people who might not otherwise participate."

Congratulations Chip, and thanks for being a valuable member of the OptiBoard Community!

Threads with the most replies

Title: "TIPS ON DISPENSING" (posted 05-31-2001 by harry a saake)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=1034

Title: "panamic vs comfort" (posted 08-22-2002 by harry888)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5353

Title: "Optiboarders going to EXPO West" (posted 08-01-2002 by Bev Heishman)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5186

Title: "Strange Facts!" (posted 07-31-2002 by Sean)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5183

Title: "Any Good Joke lately" (posted 02-27-2002 by MVEYES)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4054

Title: "LDOs - Having Cursory Knowledge Of The Eye And Visual System Is Overly Complimentar" (posted 08-21-2002 by EyeCon)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5343

Title: "Let's Improve OptiBoard!" (posted 07-09-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5026

Title: "VSP can anyone help me??????" (posted 08-12-2002 by stephanie)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5262

Title: "Regional sodas or similar beverages" (posted 08-05-2002 by JennyP)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5212

Title: "fcuk daily" (posted 08-08-2002 by spurs)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5231

Title: "Who Is Your Favorite Lens Manufacturer and Why?" (posted 08-31-2001 by Jo)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=2699

Title: "Who is your favorite frame manufacturer and why?" (posted 12-18-2001 by Jo)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=3524

Title: "Anti Reflective Lenses" (posted 07-16-2002 by Dannette)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5073

Title: "The Transitions Challenge" (posted 03-10-2002 by Jo)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4165

Title: "Thin Lens Problems" (posted 03-12-2002 by Clive Noble)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4192

Title: "Should ABO require an AS for certification?" (posted 05-06-2002 by hcjilson)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4602

Title: "Frame Gripes" (posted 06-15-2002 by chip anderson)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4860

We had the following activity in August:

o New members: 90 (1,790 current total*)
o New message threads: 201 (5,211 current total)
o New posts: 1,509 (39,770 current total)
o Total hits: 817,383
o Total unique visits: 10,883
o Total Kb downloaded in August: 2,091,488 Kb (or 2.1 gigabytes of information!)

* Some obsolete memberships were removed last month.


Once again, thanks to all of you for your support and for helping make OptiBoard truly the 'Premier Online Community of Eyecare Professionals Worldwide!'

Steve Machol
OptiBoard Administrator