Hello POF members, I hope everyone is having a great summer!
Our next big education event is quickly approaching, and I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Summer Showcase & Contact Lens Symposium 2018, August 3-5, 2018 at The Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach. After a busy day of outstanding education, be sure to join in on the fun on Saturday evening at “Opticians After Dark” for some pizza, karaoke, and lots of camaraderie! Finalize your plans to attend and register at www.pof.org now.
POF’s Annual Meeting is held during Summer Showcase which means it’s time to have our election of officers for the POF Board of Directors. Your lobbyist Nancy Stewart will once again be on hand to swear in the new board members. If re-elected, I will be honored to serve as your President for another year. I highly encourage all POF members to be part of this process and to become active with your local chapters. Your participation and involvement is vital to keeping POF the premier state organization in the nation.
As a reminder, our Continuing Education biennium ends in December, which means it is crunch time for any Optician that hasn’t met their 20-hour CE requirement. The good news is that POF is providing numerous opportunities throughout the state to help you obtain the education you need. Check out the upcoming Chapter Education events and support your local chapters.
See you at Summer Showcase!
Jerry W. Campbell, LDO, ABOC, NCLEC
Membership / Become a Part of POF
As the only association in Florida dedicated to protecting the value and viability of your Opticianry license, Professional Opticians of Florida has worked tirelessly for over 50 years.
We strive to enhance your professional life by:
We challenge you to invest in your future and become a partner with the only association that multiplies your investment many times over.
POF Member Levels:
A Professional Member - $165
-Florida Licensed Optician
Affiliate Member - $75
-Supplier to Members & Not Florida Licensed
Associate Member - $85
-Certified by ABO, NCLE, COA, COT, and not Florida licensed
Future Optician: Apprentice - $45
-Must be enrolled in Apprentice Program with an active DA number assigned
Future Optician: Student - $10
- Currently Enrolled in an Opticianry Program as a student
Gold Professional Member - $650
- 5 Year Professional Subscription
Luxottica Associate Membership
-Direct bill program for full and part time Luxottica associates to have membership dues payment paid by Luxottica.
Retired Optician Member - $65
-Florida Licensed Optician & Over 67 years old and not working for pay.
Executive Board Members
1982 S US Hwy 1 Suite 101
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. The updated 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.
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.
*This is a summary only as of July 2017. Please consult rule 64B12-15.003 of the Florida Administrative Code, Standards For Continuing Education. For additional information, contact: