CE Calendar/Events

Upcoming POF events

    • May 15, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (EDT)
    • May 16, 2021
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa 105 N. Bayshore Dr Safety Harbor, FL 34695 (727) 726-1161
    Register

     

    LIVE ABO/NCLE Basic Certification Exam Prep Courses:

    May 15 & 16, 2021

    POF, in conjunction with the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), is pleased to offer ABO and NCLE live Basic Certification 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. 

    NCLE Basic Certification Exam Prep Course

    May 15, 2021

    8:15 am Attendee check-in

    8:30 -12:00 pm Welcome & Instruction: Exam Review

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

    1:00 -3:25 pm Instruction: Exam Review

    3:25 -3:30 pm Evaluations, Wrap up & Thank you


    ABO Basic Certification Exam Prep Course

    May 16, 2021

    8:15 am Attendee check-in

    8:30 -12:00 pm Welcome & Instruction: Exam Review

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

    1:00 -3:25 pm Instruction: Exam Review

    3:25 -3:30 pm Evaluations, Wrap up & Thank you







    Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

    105 N. Bayshore Dr

    Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    (727) 726-1161 x 7100


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $119 will be available to our group. You can make hotel reservations by calling (727) 726-1161 and advising the hotel you are with POF/ ABO & NCLE Review Group to receive the reduced rate. 


    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.

    • August 06, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 08, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach 32118
    Register


    Your friends at Professional Opticians of Florida look forward to you joining us at Summer Showcase 2021  at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort! We put together the best educational speakers in Opticianry for this weekend's event.


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase Click Here


    Schedule at a Glance


    Friday, August 6th 

    10:00 am Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 pm CE Courses Start 

    Saturday, August 7th 

    7:30 am Registration Desk Opens

    8:00 am CE Courses Start 

    11:45 am Lunch & Trade Show

    Once education ends on Saturday, please join us for Happy Hour in the Trade Show followed by Rock with the Doc and The Pupils 

    Sunday, August 8th

    7:30am Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am CE Courses Start 


    For the  Summer Showcase Education Schedule Click Here

    The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

    100 N Atlantic Ave

    Daytona Beach, FL 32118

    (386) 254-8200

    Please call The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort toll free 386-254-8200 and ask for the Professional Opticians of Florida group rate of $139 per night, or click below to book online.  Please book before July 14,2021.  

    Hotel Booking Code: POF21



    • No Resort Fees
    • All Ocean view Rooms
    • WiFi in every room




    • September 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 12, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 North Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    Register

    We are looking forward to seeing you and your colleagues at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa for West Coast Better Vision 2021.

    You can look forward to multiple educational options every hour so that you can choose the topics and a schedule that fit your needs. We have scheduled a full, education-packed weekend for Opticians, Apprentice Opticians, and Student Opticians.


    For Full Details on West Coast Better Vision Click Here 


    Schedule at a Glance


    Friday, September 10th 

    10:00 am Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 pm CE Courses Start 

    Saturday, September 11th 

    7:30 am Registration Desk Opens

    8:00 am CE Courses Start 

    11:45 am Lunch & Trade Show

    Once education ends on Saturday, please join us for Happy Hour in the Trade Show followed by Rock with the Doc and The Pupils 

    Sunday, September 12th

    7:30am Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am CE Courses Start 


    For the West Coast Better Vision Education Schedule Click Here 


    Driving Directions to Safety Harbor



    Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

    105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    Phone: (727) 726-1161  x7100

    Provide Group Name:  POF WCBV

    Cut off for Reservations: August 8, 2021

    • September 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • September 12, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • West Coast Better Vision 2021, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    • 11
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    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, September 6:     6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*

    Friday,  September 10:       Noon - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

    Saturday,  September 11:   9:00 - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

    Sunday, September 12:    9:00 - 2:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom

      



    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

     

    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 727-726-1161 ext-7100 or In House Reservations and advise the hotel you are with POF/West Coast Better Vision Group to receive the reduced rate.

    Book before August 8,2021

    *Book Early As Hotel Will Sell Out*

    • September 10, 2021
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • September 12, 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    • 10
    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)  has formulated 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 2020 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, September 9th, 2021  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.



     MORE on the Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program


    105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    Phone: (727) 726-1161 ext 7100

    Provide Group Name POF/West Coast Better Vision when making your Reservation

    $99/ night

    Cut off for Reservations: August 8, 2021

    ·           Only 8 Miles from the Majestic Sands of Clearwater Beach

    ·         15 Minutes to St. Petersburg/ Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

    ·         Just 20 Minutes from Tampa International Airport (TPA)

    ·         Hotel rooms only $99/night

    ·         No Resort fees




    • September 14, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar-Online
    • 95
    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. 

    Join POF


    • December 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • December 05, 2021
    • 3:00 PM (EST)
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: (954) 467-1111
    Register

    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort



    This year's Vision Preview 2021 will be hosted at the beautiful Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

    Vision Preview  offers you the best Optical Education available anywhere, you can earn all 20 CE hours in one weekend for the renewal of your Florida license.

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

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


    Full Details on Vision Preview 2021


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  The Westin is pleased to offer POF guests a reduced room rate of $149.00 with no resort fees.


    For those staying at the hotel, overnight self-parking is reduced to $30 per day.  Daily self-parking is reduced to $18 per day.

    Please use the link below to make your hotel reservations or call the hotel at 1-888-627-7108 and advise the hotel representative that you are with the Vision Preview 2021 group in order to receive the reduced rate.  Please book your room by November 8, 2021.


    Book Hotel Now




    • December 04, 2021
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
    Register

    Exhibit Booths at Vision Preview 2021


    Exhibit booth fee includes a 8' by 10' booth.  1 sign and representative name badges per show.  Electricity is NOT included . Hotel accommodations are not included.

    Exhibit move in at 8:30 am Saturday morning of the event and exhibit breakdown starts no sooner than 7:00 pm, to be completed by 10:00 pm that evening.

    Exhibit times are Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


    Click here to download the 2021 POF Exhibitor Agreement.


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self parking is $30 per overnight and $18 per day plus tax. You can make hotel reservations by calling (888) 627-7108  and advising the hotel you are with the Vision Preview 2021 Group  to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by November 8, 2021.

    Book Hotel Now

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