Professional Opticians of Florida


For the past 30 years, the Professional Opticians of Florida have dedicated themselves to enhancing the competency of opticians, advancing the profession of opticianry, for the purpose of dispensing the best vision possible to the citizens of Florida.

POF State Office
1947 Greenwood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
850:201.2622 Fax:201.2947
Toll Free 800:972.2698
Se Habla Español (9am - 4pm)

Plan to attend VISION PREVIEW 2014 - Nov. 7-9


Vision Preview 2014 offers you the best in Optical Education available anywhere.

Earn all 20 CE hours for the renewal of your Florida license

Choose from over 50 hours of State approved CE courses for opticians

World class education presented by the Nation's leading instructors

Full Schedule of Education with eight hours of CE on Friday & Saturday

Only POF offers the State of Florida mandated courses on multiple days

The Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation & Hand-on Frame Fitting Workshop available

Visit International Optical vendors & suppliers at Vision Preview Exhibits

Attend and support your profession

Visit for details & updates

VISION PREVIEW 2014 Returns to Bonaventure


As always, POF listens to our member's requests and comments. So we kept our same location that allowed us to address many of the members concerns about our largest event of the year

This November Vision Preview 2014  will be hosted at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Weston Florida.

Here are just some of the benefits for you at this location.

  • Free Self Parking!   There is a charge for Valet Parking.
  • No Security Checkpoint hassle to go through
  • Low Hotel Room Rates
  • MORE Centrally Located in South Florida
  • Easy Access from I-75, I-595, US 27 & Sawgrass Expressway(869)
  • Only 17 miles from Fort Lauderdale airport FLL

NEWS Feed from Vision Monday

September 10th
Protecting eyes from the damage of UV rays, the pain of computer eye strain and back-to-school vision care are topics highlighted in the media across the country this week, in several TV segments featuring Essilor’s SVP of customer development, Howa…
September 9th
MASON, Ohio—Lukas Ruecker, president of managed vision care company, EyeMed Vision Care, has been appointed to the board of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP).
July 17th
AUSTIN, Tex.— VisionWeb announced that the Opticians Association of America (OAA) and affiliated State Associations will receive a royalty payment of $7,075.34 earned for eyecare product orders placed by their members on VisionWeb over the last…
July 5th
LAKELAND, Tenn.—The Opticians Association of America’s (OAA) “Great American Optician Video Contest” has named four celebrity judges and postponed the deadline for submissions until Friday July 18, 2014.


Maurice Sweat Recognized for Outstanding Years of Service With POF


Maurice Sweat was recently recognized in the Central FL Chapter for his numerous years of service to POF and received the Outstanding Appreciation Award. Maurice began his Optical journey in 1965 and since then he has achieved many accomplishments. To read more on this story..Maurice_Sweat.pdf

 Written Rx Looks Different in the Digital Age


Phones, televisions and even the written eyeglass Rx look different than they did just 10 years ago. While POF is not able to provide technical support for your smart phone or Wi-Fi connected flat screen, we can provide technical guidance on some of the questions you may have about the recent changes and developments that have affected written eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions.

Here are some frequently asked questions about the new look of the Rx;

Is it illegal to maintain in our files an eyeglass or contact lens Rx written on counterfeit proof pad that has the word VOID or ILLEGAL printed on it?

Can opticians maintain copies of filled eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions electronically in their office instead of the paper version?

Is a prescription that has been digitally signed by the prescriber when no written signature appears is that legally acceptable?

Read POF's responses to these questions on the changin Rx in the digital age.


Great Online CE Hours Available Anytime at


You can earn up to five educational hours to renew your license online right now at with over 12 different CE hours available to choose from, there is something for everyone.
POF makes it easy for you, select the courses you want, read the course material online or take it with you, take the test when you want, you will get instant test results and your C.E. certificate is available to print immediately.

As Always online courses are FREE to POF Members and at a new lower price of $14.97 per hour for non members. Check out these great courses anytime that you want, they are always available - but not for such a low price.

Here are the education courses that are on sale and available on

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