Welcome to the OptiBoard Community Newsletter for January 2002!

Today's Date is: 01-08-2003. This newsletter covers activity activity since 12-01-2002.

Don't forget to cast your votes for:


Voting ends on January 31st so there's plenty of time left to take a look at these excellent nominees and make your choice. Look for the Member of the Year poll here:



This newsletter is sponsored by OMS Optochemicals the innovators of the new clean, faster working lens tinting technology, the MICRO-TINT SYSTEM. Please visit them at http://optochemicals.com


OptiBoard members have decided the most popular new forum would be a 'Product Review Forum'. Here is the thread discussing this forum and the ways to handle this:


We are now looking for volunteers to help organize and help manage this new forum as part of a 'Product Review Forum Panel' to help administer this. If you are interested in participating, please contact smachol@optiboard.com explaining how you'd like to participate and what expertise and qualifications you have that would be helpful in this project.

This month's featured member is:

Bev Heishman

Bev has been a member of OptiBoard since June 2002. According to one of our Moderators, Bev "may be one of our quiet regular members but she has alway been around to help members who post questions or ask for opinions." Bev is also one of the most reliable contributors to the Education and Professional Association forum, providing members with her considerable knowledge in this area.

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

Title: "Wisdom To Start The Day,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,," (posted 11-07-2002 by Chris Ryser)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5855

Title: "Another Hornets Nest...............Optical Trade Magazines" (posted 11-10-2002 by Chris Ryser)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5887

Title: "Is the country better off since the 2000 election?" (posted 11-04-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5841

Title: "Should Opticians Refract - The Poll" (posted 06-08-2001 by Pete Hanlin)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=2204

Title: "Trivex. Are you using it?" (posted 10-31-2002 by HarryC)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5813

Title: "Progressive Lens Design: Where do we go from here?" (posted 04-15-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4446

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: "Armani" (posted 11-21-2002 by Mikol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5954

Threads with the most views:

Title: "What is your favorite lens material?" (posted 08-31-2001 by Jo)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=2822

Title: "world wide" (posted 06-05-2001 by John R)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=2134

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: "OptiBoard Member of the Year Contest!" (posted 12-08-2002 by Steve Machol)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6048

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

Title: "Eyewear Abuse" (posted 09-04-2001 by optigoddess)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=2578

Title: "Advantages of Licenses" (posted 05-21-2002 by chip anderson)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=4708

Title: "New Sola Teflon coating" (posted 11-25-2002 by LO1007)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5974

Title: "???hippa???" (posted 10-17-2002 by Johns)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5718

Title: "Optical Trade Shows - Cont'd" (posted 11-07-2002 by SuziBlueEyes)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=5868

Threads posted most recently:

Title: "Gerber Coburn Offers Newest Concept in Lens Analysis" (posted 01-08-2003 by Newsroom)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6221

Title: "Shooting frames" (posted 01-08-2003 by varmint)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6220

Title: "tinkering with polarization" (posted 01-08-2003 by Jeff Trail)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6219

Title: "frame boards" (posted 01-08-2003 by mwk)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6218

Title: "Hi Index Lens Formula" (posted 01-08-2003 by SMW)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6217

Title: "Thimerosal" (posted 01-07-2003 by Jo)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6216

Title: "Have you ever wondered?" (posted 01-07-2003 by chip anderson)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6215

Title: "Live Eyewear Appoints Reiss As Product Manager" (posted 01-07-2003 by Newsroom)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6214

Title: "Transitions to Debut New TV Ad in March 2003" (posted 01-07-2003 by Newsroom)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6213

Title: "Do you ever wonder" (posted 01-07-2003 by John R)
o http://www.optiboard.com/forums/show...&threadid=6212


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

We had the following activity in December:

o New members: 72 (2,011 current total*)
o New message threads: 167 (5,973 current total)
o New posts: 1,371 (45,853 current total)
o Total hits: 1,307,309
o Total unique visits: 10,344
o Total Kb downloaded in December: 2,033,836 KileBytes 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