CE Calendar/Events

Upcoming POF events

    • 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 03, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Graziano's Restaurant, 394 Giralda Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134

    A Miami-Dade Chapter
    Continuing Education Event

    Hosted by US Optical and Essilor IDD

    LOCATION:

    Graziano's Restaurant
    394 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134

    DATE:

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    TIME:

    6:00 - 6:30pm:   Registration

    6:00 - 7:00pm:   Dinner

    7:00 - 8:00pm:   Harmful Blue Light and Optical Solutions for Long-Term HEV Prevention   1 Hour: Technical   (Speaker: Nick Turner) 

    8:00 - 9:00pm:   Bright Side of Kidz   1 Hour: Elective   (Speaker: Elliot Reshard) 


    RSVP by JULY 28, 2017 to Christopher Salvage at ChristopherSalvage@usoptical.com or 315-463-4800 with your name, practice name, address, and contact number. 

    Click here to view the invitation including seminar descriptions.


    • 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

    Location:

    The Shores Resort & Spa

    2637 S. Atlantic Avenue
    Daytona Beach Shores


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS 

    The Shores Resort has sold-out of rooms during the  weekend of Summer Showcase. There are still rooms availability at hotels in the area, we have listed a few below.  POF has not reserved rooms at these properties.    For your convenience, we did confirmed that as of July 18, 2017,  these hotels still had rooms available for that weekend.

    Emerald Shores Hotel

    2613 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    (386) 872-4500
      .2 miles North of The Shores (a 4-minute walk)
    Rooms start at $112 for Standard room, $145 for Oceanfront view room

    emeraldshoreshotel.com/


    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Oceanfront Daytona Bch Shores

    3301 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, 32118 (386) 767-1711
    Two miles south of The Shores Resort 
    Rooms starting at $178 per night

    Holiday Inn Express


    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.

    • August 16, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Milroy / Essilor Optical, 5067 Savarese Cir, Tampa, FL 33634

    WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS
    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION


    "The Changing Needs of Current Presbyopes and Possible Solutions"

    Rob Rivas, ABOC

    AUGUST 16, 2017
    6:30pm


    LOCATION:
    MILROY / ESSILOR OPTICAL
    5067 SAVARESE CIR, TAMPA, FL 33634

    2 Hours CE: Technical

    • Living in an arm's length world
    • Limitations of current progressive technology
    • Xtend technology and increased intermediate viewing access
    • Increased amounts of glare from today's technology = digital eye strain
    • Multi-angular technology reducing glare more than ever + increased UV protection
    • Combined solution to address the current needs of today's presbyopes


    Please contact Ward Delbridge-Moiles at wardwcpof@yahoo.com or 727-710-4372 to RSVP. 

    • September 09, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    • Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne, FL 32935

    SPACE COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS
    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    SEPTEMBER 9, 2017


    Wickham Park Community Center

    2815 Leisure Way
    Melbourne, FL 32935

    9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.   Light Fright
    Jeanne Parker, LDO – 1 Hour Technical
     
    10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.   Set Your SIGHTS on Health
    Jeanne Parker, LDO - 1 Hour Technical: Contact Lenses
     
    11:00 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.   Reduction of Medical Errors
    Jerry W. Campbell - 2 Hours Medical Errors


    POF Members - $30 (Must be a POF member on the day of education)  

    Standard - $30 + $20 per hour of education (This is the fee if you are not a POF member)

    Click here for form to register by mail instead of online.

    • September 20, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS
    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2017


    Location: TBD

    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Florida Laws and Rules (Initial)
    David Couch

    2 Hours Laws and Rules
     

    Please contact Ward Delbridge-Moiles at wardwcpof@yahoo.com or 727-710-4372 to RSVP.

        

         


    • October 18, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hillsborough Community College - Dale Mabry Campus

    WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS
    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
    OCTOBER 18, 2017


    LOCATION:
    HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE - DALE MABRY CAMPUS
    4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33614


    6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    The Thirteen Temperaments of Eyewear Customers

    Carole Bratteig

    2 Hours Elective
     

    Please contact Ward Delbridge-Moiles at wardwcpof@yahoo.com or 727-710-4372 to RSVP.

        

         


    • 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.


    • November 15, 2017
    • TBD

    WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS
    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION
    NOVEMBER 15, 2017


    Location: TBD

    TIME: TBD

    Reduction of Medical Errors

    Laurie Pierce

    2 Hours Medical Errors
     

    Please contact Ward Delbridge-Moiles at wardwcpof@yahoo.com or 727-710-4372 to RSVP.

        

         


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