CE Calendar/Events

Upcoming POF events

    • September 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar-Online
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    All Florida Apprentices are required to attend an approved two-hour Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation course within one year of registering for their program. This webinar will fulfill your orientation course requirement and it includes the latest requirements, current deadlines, new exam updates and educational options for Apprentices.

    A limited number of spaces are available during the webinar, and they will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Sponsors of Apprentices can participate on the space available basis, however, this webinar will NOT be available for CE credit to Florida Opticians.

    This webinar is FREE to all Future Optician Members of POF and the standard rate of only $29 for Apprentices that are not members of POF. Join POF as a Future Optician Member for only $45 a year for the many benefits, including this Webinar and the online Reduction of Medical Error course at no charge (both $29 values).


    • October 26, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • October 27, 2019
    • 3:30 PM
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa 105 N. Bayshore Dr Safety Harbor, FL 34695 (727) 726-1161
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    LIVE ABO/NCLE Basic Exam Prep Courses:

    October 26th & 27th, 2019

    POF, in conjunction with the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), is pleased to offer ABO and NCLE live Exam Prep Courses. These live ABO/NCLE exam preps are 6 hours each and are conducted by full time Opticianry program instructors who will review the exam materials and assist you in your exam preparations. Instructors will answer your questions and help you prepare by studying appropriate materials in advance of your exam. 

    ABO Basic Exam Prep Course

    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    8:15 am Attendee check-in

    8:30 -12:00 pm Welcome & Instruction: Exam Review

    12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch on your own

    1:00 -3:25 pm Instruction: Exam Review

    3:25 -3:30 pm Evaluations, Wrap up & Thank you


    NCLE Basic Exam Prep Course

    Sunday, October 27, 2019

    8:15 am Attendee check-in

    8:30 -12:00 pm Welcome & Instruction: Exam Review

    12:00 -1:00 pm Lunch on your own

    1:00 -3:25 pm Instruction: Exam Review

    3:25 -3:30 pm Evaluations, Wrap up & Thank you





    Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

    105 N. Bayshore Dr

    Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    (727) 726-1161


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $119 will be available to our group. You can make hotel reservations by calling (727) 726-1161 and advising the hotel you are with POF/ ABO & NCLE Review Group to receive the reduced rate. 


    IMPORTANT NOTICE: POF and all other exam review courses can only be a part of a comprehensive study program. Successful exam candidates have used these POF exam review courses to answer questions and solidify knowledge gained by studying the recommended materials in advance of the reviews and exams. Both ABO & NCLE exams cover vast areas of knowledge from years of experience. We strongly recommend that you use this review course in conjunction with adequate individual study of quality review materials.  POF’s recommended study guides for both the ABO and NCLE exams are available on the POF MarketPlace of this website.


    Register online, by phone, or mail or fax in our convenient 
    PDF Registration Form.

    • November 15, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 17, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: (954) 467-1111
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    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort



    This year's Vision Preview 2019 will be hosted at the beautiful Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

    Vision Preview 2019 offers you the best Optical Education available anywhere, you can earn all 20 CE hours in one weekend for the renewal of your Florida license.

    Here are just some of the benefits for you at this location.

    • Vision Preview  offers you the best in Optical Education available anywhere.


    Full Details on Vision Preview 2019

    (Register online, or mail or fax in our convenient
     PDF Registration Form

    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self-parking is $20 per overnight and $10 per day (reduced from the regular parking rate of $43 per overnight and per day). You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461 and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by October 25th, 2019

    Book Hotel Now




    • November 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • November 17, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, (954) 467-1111
    • 21
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    Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program

    POF's  32 hours of training in Contact Lenses meets and exceeds the Apprenticeship Requirements and Training Program for an Apprentice with a sponsor that is not Board Certified. (FL Admin Rule 64B12-16.003)

    Professional Opticians of Florida (POF) and the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA)  have combined their experience and resources to offer a contact lens program designed specifically for Apprentice Opticians in Florida. This new 32-hour course will be offered in two parts: 13 hours of on-line training, plus 19 hours of live and hands-on clinical training offered at this conference.

    PART 1: Available Online in advance of workshop

    The first part of the program is delivered on-line and covers contact Lens theory in carefully designed modules that can be completed at your own pace and in advance of the live hands-on clinical Part 2.

    Part 2: Clinical Workshop in Fort Lauderdale at POF’s  Vision Preview 2019 Event

    This part of the program is offered as a clinical workshop model, which is delivered over a three-day weekend. You will spend nineteen (19) hours with highly skilled contact lens instructors learning the key concepts of Contact Lens fitting firsthand. 


    Be sure to register for the Certificate program now and complete the 13 hours of training online in Part 1 before Thursday, Nov 11th  to be eligible to take the clinical workshops listed above.

    Discounted POF Members Registration Total: $425 (including a complimentary one-year POF apprentice membership)


    For additional information on any of these Apprentice Training programs or to register, visit:  POF.org/apprentice.


    Register online, by phone, or mail or fax in our convenient Downloadable Form

     MORE on the Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program



    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self parking is $20 per overnight and $10 per day. You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461 and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by October 25th, 2019.

    Book Hotel Now


    • November 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • November 17, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, (954) 467-1111
    • 11
    Register


    FLORIDA's 20 HOUR CONTACT LENS

    FITTING COURSE   For Florida Board Certification

    A 20 hour course covering state-of-the-art contact lens technologies and fitting techniques presented by the Professional Opticians of Florida.

    Become a Florida Board Certified Optician

    Earn the required 20 hours of training for your State Board of Opticianry Certification. This course fulfills the educational requirement to enable Florida opticians to fill, fit, adapt, and dispense contact lenses without the supervision of the prescriber. FL Statue 484.002(6)

    Education Schedule: New format with an advance live online webinar

    Monday, November 11:     6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*

    Friday,  November 15:       Noon - 5:00pm at Vision Preview 2019, Classroom & Hands-on

    Saturday,  November 16:   9:00 - 5:00pm at Vision Preview 2019, Classroom & Hands-on

    Sunday, November 17:    9:00 - 2:00pm at Vision Preview 2019, Classroom

    * The advance webinar on Monday night allows for the course to end Sunday at 2pm instead of at 5:00 pm.   



    The course will include discussion and review of the following topics:

    • Optical anatomy and physiology
    • Indications and contra-indications of contact lens fitting
    • Identification of abnormal responses secondary to contact lens wear
    • Basic rigid and soft lens design
    • Fitting and follow-up care
    • Identify fluorescein contact lens patterns
    • Special lens designs and fittings
    • Review of clinical fitting case examples
    • 4 hour hands-on workshop with slit-lamps & keratometers
    POF has established a hotel rate of $0 per night will be available to our group.


     

    Additional Information

    LOCATION: 



    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort

    321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

    Phone: (954) 467-1111

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS

    A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self Parking is $20 Overnight per day and $10 daily self parking. You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461 and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online.  

    Book before October 25 , 2019

    Book Online Now

    *Book Early As Hotel Will Sell Out*

    • November 16, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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    Exhibit Booths at Vision Preview 2019


    Exhibit booth fee includes a 8' by 10' booth.  1 sign and 4 representative name badges per show. Additional representatives are $25 each. Electricity is NOT included . Hotel accommodations are not included.

    Exhibit move in at 8:30 am Saturday morning of the event and exhibit breakdown starts no sooner than 7:00 pm, to be completed by 10:00 pm that evening.

    Exhibit times are Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


    Click here to download the 2019 POF Exhibitor Agreement.


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self parking is $20 per overnight and $10 per day. You can make hotel reservations by calling (800) 937-8461  and advising the hotel you are with the POF/Vision Preview group to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by October 25th.

    Book Hotel Now

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