RESOURCE FOR FORMS, LINKS & DOWNLOADS

The forms and applications on this site are for your convenience as a courtesy of Professional Opticians of Florida.  We believe them to be the most current available; however, POF is not liable if updated versions become available and they are not posted here.

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FLORIDA BOARD OF OPTICIANRY FORMS AND APPLICATIONS

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Florida Board of Opticianry ONLINE Application Page

Forms Available from the Florida Board's Website     

If any of the above links are not working, you can go directly to the Board of Opticianry page and select RESOURCES.

For my Florida Opticianry License, HOW DO I . . . 

FLORIDA OPTICIANRY PRACTICE ACT & ADMINISTRATIVE RULES
FLORIDA MEDICAID PROVIDER HANDBOOKS & INFO
FEDERAL REGULATIONS, REQUIREMENTS AND NOTICES
OPTICAMPUS OPTICAL CALCULATORS
PROFESSIONAL OPTICIANS OF FLORIDA's  FORMS

THE VISION COUNCIL

STANDARDS FOR SUNGLASSES AND READERS

STANDARDS FOR LENSES

Developing standards for lenses is a key component to The Vision Council's technical initiatives. Contributing groups include the Lens Technical Committee, the Data Communication Standard Committee, the Country of Origin for Lenses Committee, and the Lens Product Description Standard Committee.

STANDARDS FOR COMMUNICATION

Necessary for getting the job done, multiple communication tools and other general standards have been produced to benefit industry and the eyeglass wearing public.

Free Software Tools for Industry:

NATIONAL OPTICAL ORGANIZATIONS

STATE OPTICIANRY ORGANIZATIONS/BOARDS

State Licensing Boards in the United States  Link to OAA.org

Arizona Association of Dispensing Opticians AADO

Colorado: Opticians Association of Colorado OAC

Connecticut Opticians Association COA

Florida: Professional Opticians of Florida POF

Georgia: Opticians Association Of Georgia OAG

Illinois: Opticians Association of Illinois OAI

Kentucky: Society of Dispensing Opticians of KentuckySDOK

Louisiana Association of Dispensing Opticians LADO

Massachusetts: Opticians Association of MassachusettsOAM

Michigan: Opticians Association of Michigan OAM

Mississippi Association of Dispensing Opticians MADO

New Jersey: Opticians Association of New Jersey OANJ

New York State Society of Opticians NYSSO

Ohio: Opticians Association of Ohio  OAO

Oregon: Optician's Association Of Oregon OAO

Tennessee Dispensing Opticians Association TDOA

Texas: Certified Opticians Association of Texas COAT

Texas: Registered Opticians Association of Texas ROATx

Virginia: Opticians Association of Virginia OAV

Washington: Opticians Association of Washington OAW

 

OTHER USEFUL DOWNLOADS AND WEBSITE

National Federation of Opticianry School’s Download Archive




THE 2017 - 2018 CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR FLORIDA OPTICIANS*

Florida Opticians are required to attend 20 hours of continuing education every two years to renew their license. The current biennium started January 1, 2017 and will end December 31, 2018. Continuing education requirements for this biennium are as follows:

A. Laws & Rules: Two (2) hours must be on Florida laws & administrative rules governing the profession.

B. Technical: At least eleven (11) hours shall be directly relating to the technical profession of Opticianry (i.e. dispensing, contact lens, etc.). Board Certified Opticians shall receive at least four (4) hours in contact lens theory and practice.

C. Reduction of Medical Errors: Two (2) hours on and shall include a study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety.

D. Electives: Five (5) hours may be on any of the listed topic (A, B or E) or may be in a management, sales, stress management , risk management or marketing related topic. 

E. AIDS/HIV: One (1) hour AIDS/HIV training will now only be required for newly licensed opticians during their initial renewal that CEs are required.

 

*This is a summary only.  Please consult rule 64B12-15.003 of the Florida Administrative Code, Standards For Continuing Education.

For additional information, contact:

 

Florida Board of Opticianry
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3258
Phone (850) 245-4474 or visit


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