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.
Our next major education event is Vision Preview 2018 – November 2, 3 & 4 at
Always be sure to check out your local chapter’s upcoming education. The volunteers that make these local events happen are extremely grateful for any help you can provide. I highly encourage all POF members to be part of the process and be active with your local chapter. POF members being involved in the process is vital to keeping our organization the premier state organization in the nation.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Weston in November!
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: