Professional Opticians of Florida
Summer Showcase in Daytona Beach was amazing … 600 plus attendees and 50 plus hours of great education! Laurie Pierce and Luke Mills with their super fun eyewear fashion show was not to be missed! Fun was had by all at Opticians After Dark and we are really looking forward to Vince Cottone hosting karaoke once again at Vision Preview in Weston, FL.
As always, POF’s annual meeting was held during Summer Showcase and I am humbled to have been elected President of your organization for another year. I hope to lead our organization towards a new and fantastic future … better venues, great education and FUN while we all get our CE’s.
As you all well know, this year marks the end of our continuing education biennium. That means it is crunch time for any Optician that hasn’t met the 20-hour continuing education requirement. The great news is that, as always, POF is providing opportunities throughout the state to help you meet your CE requirements.
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Dear Optical Family,
As most of you are aware, Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday afternoon (Oct. 10) near Mexico Beach, Florida, a small town located on the Florida Panhandle. The storm was a dangerous Category 4 hurricane.
POF has approved and will be moving forward with hurricane relief for our optical brothers and sisters in the Panhandle. While we do not know what exactly the needs are yet; we will be working to tackle something that has not been done on this scale before. These needs will not be felt tomorrow or even next week but months or even a year from now.
We have heard from many in the optical community wishing to donate optical related items necessary to opticians who were impacted by this devastating hurricane. POF is securing a climate-controlled storage facility to store any donated items; we will then reach out to those in need to distribute the donations and assist optical owners, doctors, and our fellow opticians in getting their stores running again. We are also in the process of opening a contribution bank account where all funds donated will go directly those affected. We will be in need of your time and your donations to make this unprecedented relief effort a reality.
Donations are being accepted immediately with any POF president or board member. Donations will also be accepted in Weston, FL during Vision Preview 2018, Friday, November 2- Sunday, November 4th. Spread the word, share our Hurricane Relief and Recovery Facebook and let's all gather to help those in need. Think outside the box, offer what you can, we will stand together.
This is not just a relief effort this is the beginning of a movement. We are #opticianproud
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.
POF would like to thank
Vision PREVIEW 2018 - NOVEMBER 2, 3 & 4
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Weston FLLearn More