POF  Board of Directors

President's  Message

December 2016

Well, as we get busy with the actual renewal process, we can look back to a great year of education from your association and say it was awesome and fun!

With four big outstanding educational events around the state, and numerous local chapter events, that explains why so many opticians were extremely happy getting their continuing education with the Professional Opticians of Florida. Spring Spectacle in Ft. Walton Beach, West Coast Better Vision in Safety Harbor, Summer Showcase in Daytona Beach, and Vision Preview in Weston were the biggest and best ever.

These events take a lot of work and preparation. Special thanks, of course, to Mark Miller and staff for another great year. Their work starts months before each event. But there are also many volunteers that devote time and energy to the success of our events. These are your association Board of Directors and chapter leaders from all over the state. I truly thank each and every one of you for your dedication to your association and profession. Without you all it would be much more challenging.

So, if you have completed your CE hours and renewed your license, congratulations on another successful biennium. If you are still in need of hours, see the website home page for dates and locations of CE events around the state or go to the website for the online CE of which members receive five (5) free hours.

Wishing you and your family the best this holiday season.


David Couch
David Couch, LDO, Board Certified
President, Professional Opticians of Florida

 Executive Board Members 


David Couch

13602 N. 46th Street
Tampa, FL 33613
813-205-3532 (cell)
813-972-3536 (work)
813-971-7437 (fax)



Vice President


Jerry Campbell

1982 S US Hwy 1 Suite 101
Rockledge, FL 32955
321-636-7200 (work)
321-243-7928 (cell)





William Wells

9613 Indian Bluff Road
Youngstown, FL 32466
850-625-1573 (cell)






Atala Valdes

14824 Redcliff Drive
Tampa, FL 33625
813-616-0384 (cell)
813-931-0500 ext.106 (work)


Past President


Gloria Dodge

1300 S Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL 32952
321-431-8154 (cell)
321-735-8368 (fax)


POF Board of Directors

Central Florida Chapter

Wesley Stuart

2110 Meadow Glen Cove #122
Winter Springs, FL 32792
601-606-4178 (cell)


Ft. Lauderdale Chapter

Walter Goldberg

10808 Morningstar Drive
Hollywood, FL 33026
954-536-2325 (cell)
954-438-5040 (fax)


Gulf Coast Chapter

Torri Martin

925 N Entrada Drive
Ft. Myers, FL 33919
239-770-4495 (home)
239-267-2946 (fax)



Jacksonville Chapter 

Vince Cottone
5554 Norde Drive W
Jacksonville, FL 32244
904-613-3703 (cell)


Manasota Chapter

     Yvonne Schloss
    343 St. Armands Circle
    Sarasota, FL 34236
    941-388-5115 (home)



Miami Chapter

     Raymond Castro

    11200 SW 8th Street PG Ste 160

    Miami, FL 33199

    305-342-3164 (cell)



        Palm Beach Chapter


Sarah Barry
6219 SE Georgetown Place
Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-349-4759 (cell)
561-799-3932 (work)


Future Optician Representative 

Marguerite Barthelemy


 228-343-6025 (cell)




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