Professional Opticians of Florida just wrapped up another spectacular event, Summer Showcase 2017, at The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores. Each year at this event, POF holds the annual board meeting and election of officers for the Executive Board. I am extremely honored to have been elected as your President at this year’s meeting. I look forward to leading POF into the future and maintaining the organization’s reputation as a provider of top-quality education, dedicated to protecting and enhancing our licensure. None of this would be possible without you, the members of POF.
I’d like to thank David Couch for being an outstanding President, leader, inspiration, and role model for the Professional Opticians of Florida, the largest and most respected Opticians organization in the nation. David has worked tirelessly and volunteered countless hours during his three years as President of POF. He will continue to serve on the POF Board of Directors as Immediate Past President.
Our next education event is Vision Preview, October 27-29, 2017, this year at a new location. This event will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport & Convention Center. Make your plans now to attend this awesome education. You can book reservations online or call the hotel's reservation department at 305-261-3800 or 1-888-353-1995 by October 6, 2017 to reserve a Deluxe Guestroom at the POF discounted rate of $139. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
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:
Keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments in your profession through a quarterly journal, Focal Point.
We challenge you to invest in your future and become a partner with the only association that multiplies your investment many times over.
NOTE: Please allow 1 - 2 weeks for the processing of your membership. A confirmation email containing your membership number will be sent to you immediately.
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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: