Optrafair has been and gone for another year - leaving nothing but a pile of notes, recordings and brochures. But there are also memories of masseurs, bike trials, racing car games, Champagne and catwalk shows. The Optician Awards carried on until the early hours of Sunday morning at the hotel bar in scenes more inkeeping with my time at University. And so despite worries about missing the first summer weekend, packed with Masters golf action, Formula One and the FA Cup semi finals, Optrafair weekend flashed by quicker than a Tiger Woods drive or Millwall fan's punch. Other highlights included meeting a practitioner who had travelled from Ghana to visit Optrafair, and the dispensing optician who won the recent Transitions competition for a trip to space. Positivity at Optrafair was witnessed by a number of industry stallwarts, including Frank Norville, and from the window dressing competition to motivational speakers there was certainly plenty going on. Would a sports zone with giant screens and comfy seats be taking it too far? By Joe Ayling.