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Contact Lens Fitting Course For Board Certification

Become a Florida Board Certified Optician

Professional Opticians of Florida is proud to present this twenty (20) hour course covering state-of-the-art contact lens technologies and fitting techniques.          

Earn the required 20 hours of training for State Board of Opticianry Certification. This course fulfills the educational requirement to enable Florida opticians to fill, fit, adapt, and dispense contact lenses without supervision of the prescriber. FL Statute 484.002(6)

Available for CE Credit or License Renewal

This course can be used for 15 hours of technical contact lens CE for Florida license renewal. (CE renewal credits are only earned & issued for attending the entire 20 hour course.) However, you cannot use this course for both Florida Board Certification and license renewal.

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

Presented by:

William B. Underwood, Ph. D., LDO

Program Director, Opticianry Hillsborough Community College

Upcoming events

    • September 08, 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • September 10, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hillsborough Community College / Residence Inn Tampa Westshore-Airport


    CONTACT LENS FITTING COURSE



    FOR FL BOARD CERTIFICATION OR CE CREDIT


    LOCATION: 

    September 8-9:

    Hillsborough Community College

    4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33614-7820


    September 10:

    Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport

    4312 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607


    Due to a sporting event, September 10th's class will be held at an alternative location, the Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport.

    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 $119 per night. Last day to book the room is August 18, 2017.


    Register for Hotel

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