Professional Opticians of Florida
October has come and nearly gone in the blink of an eye, which means November is right around the corner and so is Vision Preview! Looking forward to seeing everyone next month at our great new venue, The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, a resort that is sure to please everyone.
The Florida Board of Opticianry will be holding a meeting on Friday the 15th of November and if you attend the meeting, you will not only receive two hours of continuing education, but more importantly, you will be able to see first-hand how the board operates and governs our profession.
Don’t delay, be sure to register soon! We will have over 50 hours of outstanding education throughout the weekend, and of course, there will be a happy hour and another fun filled Opticians After Dark. See you there!
Jerry W. Campbell, LDO, ABOC, NCLEC
Opticians for Better Vision
2019 Donation Goal
For many years, the Professional Opticians of Florida have had a retained, registered, professional lobbyist working on your behalf in the halls of the Florida Capitol. POF has the only representation in the House and Senate working on behalf of you and all Florida Opticians. I am so fortunate to have been that person in the "halls" for you since 1989. Some of you may remember our efforts to kill the deregulation of your profession by eliminating your license years ago, and, happily, POF was successful.
Participation in the election process requires money, period. Your contributions to Opticians for Better Vision, your political committee, go directly to candidate campaigns. There are no fewer than 140 races for Florida legislative races every other year...it just never ends. Florida contribution limits per cycle are $1,000 per candidate. So you can understand the continuing need for support for your professional political activity...both individually and as a membership, trade association working on your behalf.
Please make this commitment today. It is important to protect what you worked so hard to achieve!!
Nancy Black Stewart
You can earn up to five online CE hours to renew your license right now. Over 20 different CE hours available to choose from, there is something for everyone.
November 15-17, 2019
Join your colleagues at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for another Professional Opticians of Florida exceptional education weekend. We are currently working to schedule a full, education-packed weekend for Opticians, Apprentice Opticians.