CE Calendar/Events

Upcoming POF events

    • February 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Prado Vision, 7522 N. Hines Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

    WEST COAST CHAPTER

    PRESENTS

    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    February 20, 2019


    Prado Vision

    7522 N. Himes Ave
    Tampa, FL 33614

    Click HERE for Directions

    6:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m.   

    Fun in the Sun with Chemistrie Clips

    David Eichelberger – 1 Hour Elective


    7:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m.   

    Troubleshoot and FIX Common Progressive Adaption Issues

    Carole Bratteig – 1 Hour Technical: Dispensing



     

    Please contact Atala Valdes at atalawcpof@yahoo.com or call 813-616-0384 to RSVP.

        A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors

         

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    • April 16, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar-Online
    Register

    All Florida Apprentices are required to attend an approved two-hour Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation course within one year of registering for their program. This webinar will fulfill your orientation course requirement and it includes the latest requirements, current deadlines, new exam updates and educational options for Apprentices.

    A limited number of spaces are available during the webinar, and they will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Sponsors of Apprentices can participate on the space available basis, however, this webinar will NOT be available for CE credit to Florida Opticians.

    This webinar is FREE to all Future Optician Members of POF and the standard rate of only $29 for Apprentices that are not members of POF. Join POF as a Future Optician Member for only $45 a year for the many benefits, including this Webinar and the online Reduction of Medical Error course at no charge (both $29 values).


    • May 17, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 19, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 North Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    Register


    We are looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa for another Professional Opticians of Florida exceptional education weekend. Earn all 20 required hours of education from highly respected practitioners and recognized industry leaders.

    You can look forward to multiple educational options every hour so that you can choose the topics and a schedule that fit your needs. There will be eight hours available on Friday and Saturday and five on Sunday.  We have scheduled a full, education-packed weekend for Opticians, Apprentice Opticians, and Student Opticians. 


    For Full Details on the Conference


    Schedule at a Glance


    Friday, May 17th -  Eight hours of CE available

    10:00am    Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 n       CE Courses Start 

    6:00pm       Dinner Break

    7:00pm       Two additional CE available

    Saturday, May 18th -  Eight hours of CE available 

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses Start 

    11:45am     Lunch provided in Exhibit Area

    1:30pm       CE Courses Resume  

    5:30pm        Happy Hour in Exhibit Area

    Sunday, May 19th -  Five hours of CE available

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses Start 

    1:00pm        Last CE course ends

    Driving Directions to Safety Harbor





      • May 17, 2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • May 19, 2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • West Coast Better Vision 2019, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
      • 2
      Register



      FLORIDA's 20 HOUR CONTACT LENS

      FITTING COURSE   For Florida Board Certification

      A 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, May 13:     6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*

      Friday,  May 17:       Noon - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

      Saturday,  May 18:   9:00 - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

      Sunday, May 19:    9:00 - Noon at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom

      * The advance webinar on Monday night allows for the course to end Sunday at noon instead of at 5:00 pm.   



      The course will include discussion and review of the following topics:

      • 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
      POF has established a hotel rate of $99 per night will be available to our group.


       

      Additional Information

      LOCATION: 

      Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

      105 N. Bayshore Dr

      Safety Harbor, FL 34695

      Phone: (727) 726-1161

      HOTEL RESERVATIONS

      A reduced room rate of $99 per night will be available to our group. You can make hotel reservations by calling (888) 237-8772 and advising the hotel you are with West Coast Better Vision/ POF Group to receive the reduced rate.

      Book before April 24, 2019

      *Book Early As Hotel Will Sell Out*

      • May 17, 2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • May 19, 2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
      • 6
      Register

      Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program

      POF's  32 hours of training in Contact Lenses meets and exceeds the Apprenticeship Requirements and Training Program for an Apprentice with a sponsor that is not Board Certified. (FL Admin Rule 64B12-16.003)

      Professional Opticians of Florida (POF) and the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA)  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 in Safety Harbor at POF’s West Coast Better Vision 2019 Event

      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. 


      Be sure to register for the Certificate program now and complete the 13 hours of training online in Part 1 before Thursday, May 16th  to be eligible to take the clinical workshops listed above.

      Discounted POF Members Registration Total: $425 (including a complimentary one-year POF apprentice membership)

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


      Register online, by phone, or mail or fax in our convenient Downloadable Form

       MORE on the Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program


      Register online, by phone, or mail or fax in our convenient PDF Registration Form
      • May 19, 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
      • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
      • 15
      Register



      State Board Exam Prep

      (National Commission of State Opticianry Regulatory Boards)

      Instructor: Leslie Acreman

      Sunday, May 19, 2019

      Schedule at a glance:

      8:30am -12:00pm:  Review Topic

      12:00pm -1:00pm: Lunch on your own

      1:00pm -3:30pm: Review Topic


      Professional Opticians of Florida is proud to present the Florida State Board Exam Prep at West Coast Better Vision 2019.  This course is designed to prepare the Apprentice Optician, Student or Licensed Optician from another state that already has their ABO and NCLE certifications to take the National Commission of State Opticianry Regulatory Boards (NCSORB) with confidence.



      This course will prepare the candidate for the State Board Examination.

      Topics will include:


      Topic I -

      • Multiple choice topics spectacles

      Topic II -

      • Multiple choice contact lens

      Topic III -

      • Contact lens fitting and conditions of the eye.

      Topic IV –

      • Simulators for spectacles: Seg Height, Pupilary Distance and Lensometer.

      Topic V –

      • Simulators for contacts: Keratometer, Slit Lamp operations, Slit Lamp evaluation of contact lens fit.

      Topic VI –

      • Testing tips and questions



        • September 17, 2019
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Webinar-Online
        Register

        All Florida Apprentices are required to attend an approved two-hour Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation course within one year of registering for their program. This webinar will fulfill your orientation course requirement and it includes the latest requirements, current deadlines, new exam updates and educational options for Apprentices.

        A limited number of spaces are available during the webinar, and they will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Sponsors of Apprentices can participate on the space available basis, however, this webinar will NOT be available for CE credit to Florida Opticians.

        This webinar is FREE to all Future Optician Members of POF and the standard rate of only $29 for Apprentices that are not members of POF. Join POF as a Future Optician Member for only $45 a year for the many benefits, including this Webinar and the online Reduction of Medical Error course at no charge (both $29 values).


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