FLORIDA's 20 HOUR CONTACT LENS FITTING COURSE For Florida Board CertificationA 20 hour course covering state-of-the-art contact lens technologies and fitting techniques presented by the Professional Opticians of Florida.
Become a Florida Board Certified Optician
Earn the required 20 hours of training for your State Board of Opticianry Certification. This course fulfills the educational requirement to enable Florida opticians to fill, fit, adapt, and dispense contact lenses without the supervision of the prescriber. FL Statue 484.002(6)
Education Schedule: New format with an advance live online webinar
Monday, Nov 27: 6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*
Friday, Dec 1: 3:00 - 8:00pm at HCC, Classroom & Hands-on
Saturday, Dec 2: 9:00 - 5:00pm at HCC, Classroom & Hands-on
Sunday, Dec 3: 9:00 - Noon at Residence Inn, Classroom* The advance webinar on Monday night allows for the course to end Sunday at noon instead of at 5:00 pm. Additional webinar times are available. If you previously took the webinar, you do not have to watch it again.
Monday, November 27:
Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2:
Hillsborough Community College
4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. Tampa, FL 33614
Sunday, December 3:
Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport
4312 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607
(located less than one mile from HCC)
Due to a sporting event, the Sunday, December 3 class will be held at an alternative location, the Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport.
The course will include discussion and review of the following topics:
POF has established a hotel rate of $119 per night.
- Optical anatomy and physiology
- Indications and contra-indications of contact lens fitting
- Identification of abnormal responses secondary to contact lens wear
- Basic rigid and soft lens design
- Fitting and follow-up care
- Identify fluorescein contact lens patterns
- Special lens designs and fittings
- Review of clinical fitting case examples
- 4 hour hands-on workshop with slit-lamps & keratometers
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