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)

It's Time to Renew your Florida License, the Deadline is December 31, 2014


The two year licensing biennium for Florida Licensed Opticians ends December 31, 2014.  The good news is the licensing fee for renewing this period has been reduced by $25 down to $125 plus the $5 unlicensed activity fee, to a total of $130, if paid by the deadline.  After the first of the year you need to add an additional $150 to the fee for total of $280 for missing the deadline.   

Go to to renew your licence online or to printout the required form that can be mailed in with your payment.  The Florida Department of Health only sends a post card to all licensees as a renewal notice.  The post card notices where mailed out all opticians in early October their last address of record with the Board office.

For additional details on renewing your Florida Opticians License visit POF's Board of Opticianry Page.


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.


Monday December 29, 2014 at 5:00pm EST will be the last time the online CE Credits from will be uploaded to for the current renewal cycle. Please complete all your online CE credits by that time in order to have them appear in your renewal profile for the State Florida. Remember that once credits are uploaded by POF to the it takes until the next morning before are processed and reccongized in by the State.


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

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 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.


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