Upcoming events

    • December 01, 2016
    • December 31, 2018
    • Online

    Professional Opticians of Florida have partnered with WINK Productions to offer a new on-line program developed to review the fundamentals needed to help you prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Certification Examinations required for licensure in Florida.

    Each virtual interactive lesson consists of slides, audio, speaker notes and a quiz, allowing you to review and complete the training independently. Online testing can make sure the most important information is understood. And, interactive education is more fun and more likely to be retained.

    Your email confirmation will include information on accessing the review courses.
    • February 23, 2017
    • January 13, 2019
    • Online

    Professional Opticians of Florida have partnered with WINK Productions to offer a new on-line program developed to review the fundamentals needed to help you prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Certification Examinations required for licensure in Florida.

    Each virtual interactive lesson consists of slides, audio, speaker notes and a quiz, allowing you to review and complete the training independently. Online testing can make sure the most important information is understood. And, interactive education is more fun and more likely to be retained.

    Your email confirmation will include information on accessing the review courses.
    • February 23, 2017
    • January 13, 2019
    • Online

    Professional Opticians of Florida have partnered with WINK Productions to offer a new on-line program developed to review the fundamentals needed to help you prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Certification Examinations required for licensure in Florida.

    Each virtual interactive lesson consists of slides, audio, speaker notes and a quiz, allowing you to review and complete the training independently. Online testing can make sure the most important information is understood. And, interactive education is more fun and more likely to be retained.

    Your email confirmation will include information on accessing the review courses.
    • July 20, 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Panera Bread, 10801 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33777

    west COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS
    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
    July 20, 2017


    10801 Starkey Road

    Largo, FL 33777


    7:00 p.m. –9:00 p.m.   SOAP
    Ward Delbridge-Moiles / Jessica Ragan

    2 Hours Elective
     

    Please contact Atala Valdes at atalawcpof@yahoo.com or call 813-935-4055 to RSVP.

        

         


    • August 04, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 06, 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Shores Resort & Spa

    Your friends at Professional Opticians of Florida looks forward to you joining us at the Summer Showcase 2017  as we return to the beautiful  Shores Resort & Spa on Daytona Beach Shores as we put together the best educational speakers in Opticianry for this weekend event.

    SUMMER SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS

    • All 20 of Florida’s required hours of continuing education in one weekend
    • Over 10 hours educations for Optical Owners & Managers to Design, Manage & Market your Thriving and Successful Optical
    • The latest in eyewear fashions and accessories on display
    • ABO, NCLE, COPE & CPC approved courses
    • ABO & NCLE Exam Review Courses
    • Flexible day rates, you only pay for the days you plan to attend
    • POF’s optician friendly payment options & 100% cancellation refund policy
    • Your education dollars support your profession locally & nationally

    The  preliminary schedule of education is posted now.

    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase 2017


    2017 Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, August 4th -  Eight hours of CE available

    10:00am    Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 n       CE Courses noon to 9pm

    6:00pm       Dinner Break

    7:00pm       Two additional CE available

    Saturday, August 5th -  Eight hours of CE available 

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses from 8am to 5:30pm

    11:45am     Lunch provided in Exhibit Area

    1:30pm       CE Courses Resume  

    5:30pm        Happy Hour in Exhibit Area

    Sunday, August 6th -  Five hours of CE available

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses  8am to 1pm

    1:00pm       Last CE course ends


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase 2017


    The Shores Resort & Spa

    2637 S. Atlantic Avenue
    Daytona Beach Shores


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS 

    After a long day of stimulating CE sessions, take some time to stroll down the sandy shoreline or surfing Daytona Beach Shores! 

    A reduced room rate of $139 will be available to our group. You can make hotel reservations by calling 866-934-7467 and advising the hotel you are with POF to receive the reduced rate or click here to book online http://bit.ly/2lmQABk or use the discount code PROPTF  

    Enjoy the beautiful ocean views from the hotel's comfortable guestrooms and suites, which are perfect for families or romantic getaways, with Kids Club activities and a heated oceanfront saltwater pool. Rooms include plush linens, in-room refrigerators, and free wi-fi.

    The only AAA Four-Diamond luxury beachfront hotel in Daytona Beach, The Shores Resort & Spa combines the exciting spirit of Daytona with the service and luxury resort amenities you so well deserve.


    For Full Details on Summer Showcase 2017

    • August 05, 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • August 06, 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • Daytona Beach Shores Resort & Spa

    LIVE ABO/NCLE Examination Review Courses:

    August 5 & 6, 2017

    POF, in conjunction with the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), is pleased to offer ABO and NCLE live Exam Prep Courses. These live ABO/NCLE exam preps are 6 hours each and are conducted by full time Opticianry program instructors who will review the exam materials and assist you in your exam preparations. Instructors will answer your questions and help you prepare by studying appropriate materials in advance of your exam. Next live Exam Prep courses will be August 5 & 6  in Daytona Beach Shores Resort & Spa

    ABO Examination Review Course

    Saturday, August 52017

    8:30am -12:00
    12:00pm -1:00pm   lunch break
    1:00pm -3:30pm

    NCLE Examination Review Course

    Sunday, August 6, 2017

    8:30am -12:00
    12:00pm -1:00pm   lunch break
    1:00pm -3:30pm

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: POF and all other exam review courses can only be a part of a comprehensive study program. Successful exam candidates have used these POF exam review courses to answer questions and solidify knowledge gained by studying the recommended materials in advance of the reviews and exams. Both ABO & NCLE exams cover vast areas of knowledge from years of experience. We strongly recommend that you use this review course in conjunction with adequate individual study of quality review materials.  POF’s recommended study guides for both the ABO and NCLE exams are available on the POF MarketPlace of this website.

    • October 27, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • October 29, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Doubletree Miami Airport
    Registration is closed
    This October Vision Preview will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center.

    There are still Deluxe Guest Rooms available at the Doubletree!
    You can Book Reservations Online or call the Resorts reservations department at 305-261-3800 before October 4, 2017 to reserve a POF discounted Deluxe Guestroom at the reduced rate $139. 

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

    • Low Hotel Room Rates at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center.

    • Vision Preview 2016 offers you the best in Optical Education available anywhere.

    • October 27, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • October 29, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 2017 Vision Preview at DoubleTree Miami

    Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program

    This new 32 hours of training in Contact Lenses meets and exceeds the FL Admin Rule 64B12-16.003; Apprenticeship Requirements and Training Program for an Apprentice with a sponsor that is not Board Certified. The Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA) and POF have combined their experience and resources to offer a contact lens program designed specifically for Apprentice Opticians in Florida. This new 32-hour course will be offered in two parts: 13 hours of on-line training, plus 19 hours of live and hands-on clinical training offered at this conference.

    PART 1: Available Online in advance of workshop

    The first part of the program is delivered on-line and covers contact Lens theory in carefully designed modules that can be completed at your own pace and in advance of the live hands-on clinical Part 2.

    Part 2: Clinical Workshop at POF’s Vision Preview

    This part of the program is offered as a clinical workshop model, which is delivered over a three-day weekend. You will spend nineteen (19) hours with highly skilled contact lens instructors learning the key concepts of Contact Lens fitting firsthand. 

    Clinical Workshop Schedule:

    Friday October 27, 2017  5pm-8pm

    Florida & Federal Laws and Rules, Professional Ethics

    Saturday October 28, 2017  9am-5pm

    Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Keratometer, Slit Lamp

    Sunday October 29, 2017   9am-5pm

    Fitting & Evaluation, Insertion & Removal, Solutions

    Be sure to register for the Certificate program now and complete the 13 hours of training online in Part 1 before Friday, October 26  to be eligible to take the clinical workshops listed above. 

    Discounted POF Members Registration Total: $425

    For additional information on any of these Apprentice Training programs or to register, visit:  POF.org/apprentice.


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