Proudly Presents:

May 19-21, 2017 

Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

WORKSHOPS & HANDS-ON COURSES

LIVE ABO/NCLE Examination Review Courses:

May 20 & 21, 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 exa

m 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 May 20 & 21 in Safety Harbor, Florida.

ABO Examination Review Course

Saturday, May 202017

8:30am -12:00
12:00pm -1:00pm   lunch break
1:00pm -3:30pm

NCLE Examination Review Course

Sunday, May 21, 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.

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Hands-On Frame Fitting & Custom Adjustments

Workshop A: Friday, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Workshop C: Saturday, 10:00am -12:00pm 

Every patient deserves a well-handcrafted, multi-dimensional, and personalized frame fitting in order to enhance comfort, stability, and their long-term wearability. Learn frame fitting techniques with instructional and direct hands-on experience in the assess­ment of eyewear while in-place and on the face of the patient with the application of handcrafted fitting skills. Workshops A a C are presented by Jerry Campbell, 25+ year veteran of ophthalmic dispensing.

Plan to bring a few of your favorite hand tools to the session. You'll also learn about other tools that are available to assist you in the custom fitting of frames.

This workshop meets the Board of Opticianry requirement for all Apprentices to take a two hour Hands-On Frame Fitting course before becoming Florida licensed.

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Introduction to Optical Tools & Instruments for Future Opticians

Workshop B: Date and Time TBA
Join us for a hands-on workshop designed for future Opticians and those new to ophthalmic dispensing. Topics covered will include: proper methods for use of tools & instruments used for frame adjustment prior to measurements for lens design, initial adjustment, bench straightening, eyewear verification, final dispensing, repair and adjustments after dispensing. Participants will have the opportunity to work with multiple tools, instruments, lenses, and frames.


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NOTICE OF MEETING

A meeting of the General Membership of POF will be held during West Coast Better Vision to present proposed bylaw revisions. Please provide comments in advance of the meeting to David Couch at dcouchco@yahoo.com.

Date: Friday, May 19

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm during Laws and Rules

Place: WCBV @ Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

Bylaw Revisions



Join your friends and the exhibitors that will be featuring the latest in eyewear & services on Saturday during lunch and happy hour.

Exhibits Open Saturday

11:55 am - 1:30 pm   Lunch
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm    Happy Hour

If you are interested in meeting new clients by exhibiting your company's products at this event , click here to register online or download and complete the POF 2017 Display Table Agreement & Info and return it to POF.


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