CE Calendar/Events

Upcoming POF events

    • September 29, 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • November 03, 2021
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    Registration is closed

    ABO Basic Certification Exam Review Webinar Series:

    Professional Opticians of Florida is pleased to offer the ABO Basic Certification Exam Review Webinar Series.  This ABO Basic Certification Webinar Series consists of 6 - (2) hour sessions instructed by, Thomas Neff, an HCC Opticianry program instructor.  Your instructor will help you prepare for the ABO exam by teaching appropriate materials and answering any questions  in advance of your exam.

    ABO Basic Certification Exam Review Webinar Series

    September 29

    October 6

    October 13

    October 20

    October 27

    November 3

    Webinar Hours: 7 - 9pm

    This review course covers the core areas of knowledge to assist in preparation for the ABO Basic Certification Exam.  Topics reviewed include:


    I. Ophthalmic Optics

    • Terminology
    • Lens characteristics, powers and formulas
    • Multifocals
    • Lens Materials
    • Prism

    II. Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

    • Structure of the eye and function
    • Refractive errors

    III. Ophthalmic Products

    • Lenses & Frames
    • Applying produce Knowledge
    • Verifying frame and lens parameters

    IV. Instrumentation

    • Use of lens power devices
    • Select ophthalmic tool, instruments, and equipment
    • Use and maintain ophthalmic tool, instruments, and equipment

    V. Dispensing Procedure

    • Visual needs for lifestyle and occupational activities
    • Fitting, adjusting, measuring, and verification

    VI. Laws, Regulations, and Standards


    For more information on the ABO/NCLE Basic Certification Exam Reviews


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    • September 30, 2021
    • 7:00 PM
    • November 04, 2021
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    Registration is closed


    NCLE Basic Certification Exam Review Webinar Series:

    Professional Opticians of Florida is pleased to offer the NCLE Exam Review Webinar Series.  This NCLE webinar series consists of 6 - (2) hour sessions instructed by, Thomas Neff, an HCC Opticianry program instructor.  Your instructor will help you prepare for the NCLE exam by teaching appropriate materials and answering any questions  in advance of your exam.


    NCLE Basic Certification Exam Review Webinar Series

    September 30

    October 7

    October 14

    October 21

    October 28

    November 4

    Webinar Hours: 7 - 9pm

    This course will prepare the candidate for the NCLE Basic Certification Examination.

    Topics will include:


    Domain I -

    • Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the eye as it pertains to contact lens wear and

    Domain II -

    • Refractive errors regarding ametropias and optical conditions related to contact lenses.

    Domain III -

    • Pre-fitting techniques will be discussed to evaluate the relationship between the corneal readings and the refractive error to identify the possible need for specialty materials and designs.

    Domain V and VI –

    • Will discuss the diagnostic fitting and dispensing of both soft and rigid lenses, including aftercare, wearing schedules and patient hygiene.
    • This Domain will also include the use of instruments, tests and evaluation procedures.

    Domain VII –

    • Will discuss follow-up and problem solving protocol as it relates to normal and abnormal symptoms and

    Domain VIII –

    • Will discuss the legal aspects of contact lenses and tolerance standards utilized in contact lens fitting.

    For more information on the NCLE/ABO Exam Review

    • October 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 7525 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33604
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    Come Join Us for Food, Fun & Quality Optical Education



    PROFESSIONAL OPTICIANS OF FLORIDA'S WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS

    Picnic in the Park

    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    October 23, 2021


    Lowry Park 

    Site #126

    7525 North Boulevard 

    Tampa, FL 33604


    *In case of rain the CE's will be held at HCC Technology Bldg, Second Floor: Opticianry Dept*


    9:45 am - 10:00 am - Registration 


    10:00 am - 10:50 am - Understanding the Importance of POW Measurements by Shannon Toler ABOC & Laurie Pierce LDO, ABOM, NCLEC 


    11:00 am - 11:50 am - Understanding Photochromic Technologies by Shannon Toler ABOC & Laurie Pierce LDO, ABOM, NCLEC 


    BBQ Meal provided and served beginning at noon

    Member Rate - $30.00         

    Standard Rate - $30.00 + $20.00 per hour of education

    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • October 30, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront, 1201 Riverplace Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
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    JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER PRESENTS

    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    October 30, 2021



    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jacksonville Riverfront

    1201 Riverplace Blvd

    Jacksonville, FL 32207



    9:00 a.m - 9:50 a.m - Spectacle Lens Solution for Digital Eye Strain

    John Zimmerman, ABOC- One (1) Hour Technical

    10:00 a.m - 10:50 a.m - Tackling Troubleshooting

    John Zimmerman, ABOC- One (1) Hour Technical

    11:00 a.m - 11:50 a.m - SmartLife: The Evolution of Lens Design for Dynamic Connectivity

    John Zimmerman, ABOC- One (1) Hour Technical

    12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m - Mastering Luxury Eyewear Materials

    Luke A. Mills, LDO - One (1) Hour Technical

     

    Members - $35.00 education included

      

    Nonmembers - $45.00 + $20.00 per hour

    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • December 03, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • December 05, 2021
    • 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 2021 will be hosted at the beautiful Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

    Vision Preview  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 2021


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  The Westin is pleased to offer POF guests a reduced room rate of $149.00 with no resort fees.


    For those staying at the hotel, overnight self-parking is reduced to $30 per day.  Daily self-parking is reduced to $18 per day.

    Please use the link below to make your hotel reservations or call the hotel at 1-888-627-7108 and advise the hotel representative that you are with the Vision Preview 2021 group in order to receive the reduced rate.  Please book your room by November 8, 2021.


    Book Hotel Now




    • December 04, 2021
    • 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 2021


    Exhibit booth fee includes a 8' by 10' booth.  1 sign and representative name badges per show.  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 2021 POF Exhibitor Agreement.


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $149.00, Self parking is $30 per overnight and $18 per day plus tax. You can make hotel reservations by calling (888) 627-7108  and advising the hotel you are with the Vision Preview 2021 Group  to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by November 8, 2021.

    Book Hotel Now

    • March 04, 2022
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • March 06, 2022
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • The Island Ft Walton Destin by Hotel RL, 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Phone: (850) 337-9194
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     Spring Spectacle will be hosted at the beautiful Island Ft Walton Destin by Hotel RL.  

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

    • Low Hotel Room Rates at the The Island, Ft Walton/ Destin by Hotel RL.  Starting as low as $110 per night, Resort fee waived, free parking and Wi-Fi. Must book room by February 2, 2022

    • Spring Spectacle  offers you the best in Optical Education available anywhere.

    Full Details on Spring Spectacle 2022



    • April 19, 2022
    • 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. 

    Join POF


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