Upcoming Educational Events

Upcoming events

    • July 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • July 31, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    ABO Exam Review Webinar Series:

    Professional Opticians of Florida is pleased to offer the ABO Exam Review Webinar Series.  This ABO webinar series consists of 6 - (2) hour sessions instructed by, Thomas Neff, an HCC Opticianry program instructor.  Your instructor will help you prepare for the ABO exam by teaching appropriate materials and answering any questions  in advance of your exam.

    ABO Exam Review Webinar Series

    July 1

    July 8

    July 15

    July 22

    July 25

    July 29

    Webinar Hours: 7 - 9pm

    This review course covers the core areas of knowledge to assist in preparation for the ABO Exam.  Topics reviewed include:


    I. Ophthalmic Optics

    • Terminology
    • Lens characteristics, powers and formulas
    • Multifocals
    • Lens Materials
    • Prism

    II. Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

    • Structure of the eye and function
    • Refractive errors

    III. Ophthalmic Products

    • Lenses & Frames
    • Applying produce Knowledge
    • Verifying frame and lens parameters

    IV. Instrumentation

    • Use of lens power devices
    • Select ophthalmic tool, instruments, and equipment
    • Use and maintain ophthalmic tool, instruments, and equipment

    V. Dispensing Procedure

    • Visual needs for lifestyle and occupational activities
    • Fitting, adjusting, measuring, and verification

    VI. Laws, Regulations, and Standards


    For more information on the ABO/NCLE Exam Review


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    • July 10, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • August 01, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    NCLE Exam Review Webinar Series:

    Professional Opticians of Florida is pleased to offer the NCLE Exam Review Webinar Series.  This NCLE webinar series consists of 6 - (2) hour sessions instructed by, Thomas Neff, an HCC Opticianry program instructor.  Your instructor will help you prepare for the NCLE exam by teaching appropriate materials and answering any questions  in advance of your exam.


    NCLE Exam Review Webinar Series

    July 10

    July 11

    July 17

    July 24

    July 31

    August 1

    Webinar Hours: 7 - 9pm

    This course will prepare the candidate for the NCLE Basic examination.

    Topics will include:


    Domain I -

    • Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the eye as it pertains to contact lens wear and

    Domain II -

    • Refractive errors regarding ametropias and optical conditions related to contact lenses.

    Domain III -

    • Pre-fitting techniques will be discussed to evaluate the relationship between the corneal readings and the refractive error to identify the possible need for specialty materials and designs.

    Domain V and VI –

    • Will discuss the diagnostic fitting and dispensing of both soft and rigid lenses, including aftercare, wearing schedules and patient hygiene.
    • This Domain will also include the use of instruments, tests and evaluation procedures.

    Domain VII –

    • Will discuss follow-up and problem solving protocol as it relates to normal and abnormal symptoms and

    Domain VIII –

    • Will discuss the legal aspects of contact lenses and tolerance standards utilized in contact lens fitting.

    For more information on the NCLE/ABO Exam Review

    • August 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 11, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach 32118
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    Your friends at Professional Opticians of Florida look forward to you joining us at the Summer Showcase 2019  as we make our new home at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort! We put together the best educational speakers in Opticianry for this weekend event.


    SUMMER SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Over 35 different CE topics will be offered, giving you plenty of options
    • Hands On Frame Fitting & Adjusting Workshop
    • World Class education available on the beach
    • All 20 of Florida’s required hours of continuing education in one weekend
    • The latest in eyewear fashions and accessories on display
    • ABO, NCLE approved 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


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase 2019


    2019 Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, August 9th -  Eight hours of CE available

    10:00 am    Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 n       CE Courses noon to 6 pm

    6:00 pm       Last CE course ends

    Saturday, August 10th -  Eight hours of CE available 

    7:30 am       Registration Desk Opens

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

    11:45 am     Lunch provided in Exhibit Area

    1:30 pm       CE Courses Resume  

    5:30 pm        Happy Hour in Exhibit Area

    Sunday, August 11th -  Five hours of CE available

    7:30 am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00 am       CE Courses  8 am to 2 pm

    2:00 pm       Last CE course ends


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase Education 2019

    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.



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



    Book Hotel


    • August 10, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort,100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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    Summer Showcase 2019 Tabletop Exhibits

    Tabletop exhibit fee includes one (1) six foot table, one (1) sign and two (2) representative name badges. Additional representative badges are available at $25 each. Electricity is NOT included. One (1) additional table is available for $35 if you bring it or if we provide it. Hotel accommodations are not included.


    Do you to prefer to register offline?

    Click here to download the 2019 POF Exhibitor Agreement.

    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.



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




    • August 11, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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    State Board Exam Prep

    (National Commission of State Opticianry Regulatory Boards)

    Instructor: Leslie Acreman

    Sunday, August 11, 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 Summer Showcase 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

      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.



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




      • 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).


      • November 15, 2019
      • 10:00 AM
      • November 17, 2019
      • 3:00 PM
      • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: (954) 467-1111
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      The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort



      This year's Vision Preview 2019 will be hosted at the beautiful Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

      Vision Preview 2019 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 2019

      (Register online, or mail or fax in our convenient
       PDF Registration Form

      The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


      HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self-parking is $20 per overnight and $10 per day (reduced from the regular parking rate of $43 per overnight and per day). You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461 and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by October 25th, 2019

      Book Hotel Now




      • November 15, 2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • November 17, 2019
      • 2:00 PM
      • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, (954) 467-1111
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      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 Fort Lauderdale at POF’s  Vision Preview 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, Nov 11th  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



      The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


      HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self parking is $20 per overnight and $10 per day. You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461 and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by October 25th, 2019.

      Book Hotel Now


      • November 15, 2019
      • 12:00 PM
      • November 17, 2019
      • 2:00 PM
      • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, (954) 467-1111
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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, November 11:     6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*

      Friday,  November 15:       Noon - 5:00pm at Vision Preview 2019, Classroom & Hands-on

      Saturday,  November 16:   9:00 - 5:00pm at Vision Preview 2019, Classroom & Hands-on

      Sunday, November 17:    9:00 - 2:00pm at Vision Preview 2019, Classroom

      * The advance webinar on Monday night allows for the course to end Sunday at 2pm 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 $0 per night will be available to our group.


       

      Additional Information

      LOCATION: 



      The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

      321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

      Phone: (954) 467-1111

      HOTEL RESERVATIONS

      A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self Parking is $20 Overnight per day and $10 daily self parking. You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461 and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online.  

      Book before October 25 , 2019

      Book Online Now

      *Book Early As Hotel Will Sell Out*

      • November 16, 2019
      • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM
      • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
      Register

      Exhibit Booths at Vision Preview 2019


      Exhibit booth fee includes a 8' by 10' booth.  1 sign and 4 representative name badges per show. Additional representatives are $25 each. 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 2019 POF Exhibitor Agreement.


      The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


      HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self parking is $20 per overnight and $10 per day. You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461  and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by October 25th.

      Book Hotel Now

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