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 (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 PDF Registration Form.