CE Calendar/Events

Upcoming POF events

    • September 27, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • October 25, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    Register


    ATTENTION ABO/NCLE WEBINAR REVIEW REGISTRANTS:

    In order to allow those registered for the ABO/NCLE Basic Certification Exam Review Webinar Series to prepare for Hurricane Ian, POF is postponing this week’s session by one week.  

    The NCLE webinar will now begin on Tuesday, October 4 and the ABO webinar will begin on Thursday, October 6.  The class will discuss a convenient make up date.  

    We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.  Stay safe.  

    See well,

    Dee Pace

    Executive Director

    Professional Opticians of Florida

    P.O. Box 1296 | Crawfordville, FL 32326

    Office (850) 201-2622 | Fax (850) 201-2947


    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 27

    October 4

    October 11

    October 18

    October 24

    October 25

    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

    • September 29, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • October 27, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    Register

    ATTENTION ABO/NCLE WEBINAR REVIEW REGISTRANTS:

    In order to allow those registered for the ABO/NCLE Basic Certification Exam Review Webinar Series to prepare for Hurricane Ian, POF is postponing this week’s session by one week.  

    The NCLE webinar will now begin on Tuesday, October 4 and the ABO webinar will begin on Thursday, October 6.  The class will discuss a convenient make up date.  

    We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.  Stay safe.  

    See well,

    Dee Pace

    Executive Director

    Professional Opticians of Florida

    P.O. Box 1296 | Crawfordville, FL 32326

    Office (850) 201-2622 | Fax (850) 201-2947


    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 26

    October 27

    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


    Click Here


    • October 16, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Florida SouthWestern State College, Kenneth P. Walker-Health Sciences Hall, 8099 College Parkway, Ft Myers, FL 33919
    • 18
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    GULF COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS

    3 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    October 16, 2022


    Florida SouthWestern State College

    Kenneth P. Walker-Health Sciences Hall

    8099 College Parkway

    Ft Myers, FL 33919 


    9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.  -  Advancements in Photochromic Technology; Solutions for Today's World

    Stephen Apat - One (1) Hour Technical


    10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  -  Absorption, Transmission, Tints and Coatings

    Stephen Apat - One (1) Hour Technical


    11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  -  The Technology Benefits of Polarized Lenses

    Stephen Apat - One (1) Hour Technical


    Members - $30.00 education included

     

    Nonmembers - $30.00 + $20.00 per hour


    *Rates increase $10 one week prior to the event-Early registration is recommended  

    *No Onsite Registrations*

    POF is happy to offer an optician-friendly cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason, POF will give you a 100% credit towards a future event, no explanation needed. Just send us a note confirming you cannot attend & we will credit your account after the event.

    (CE Provider #50-1645)


    • October 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2525 Philippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    • 28
    Register


    Come Join Us for Food, Fun & Quality Optical Education


    Sponsored by:

    https://monturesfanieleyewear.com/  

    PROFESSIONAL OPTICIANS OF FLORIDA'S WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS

    Picnic in the Park

    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    October 22, 2022


    Philippe Park

    2525 Philippe Park

    Safety Harbor, FL 34695



    *In case of rain the CE's will be held at Future Lab, *


    9:45 am - 10:00 am - Registration 


    10:00 am - 11:40 am - The Geometry of Face Shape and the Science of Color-2 Hours Technical

    Laurie Pierce & Tom Bratteig


    11:45 am - Lunch


    Meal provided and served beginning at 11:45 a.m.

    Member Rate - $30.00         

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



    *Rates increase $10 one week prior to the event-Early registration is recommended  

    *No Onsite Registrations*

    POF is happy to offer an optician-friendly cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason, POF will give you a 100% credit towards a future event, no explanation needed. Just send us a note confirming you cannot attend & we will credit your account after the event.


    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • October 30, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Freedom Optical, 4725 Fay Blvd, Cocoa, FL 32927
    • 32
    Register

      

    SPACE COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS

    6 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    October 30, 2022

    FREEDOM OPTICAL


    4725 Fay Blvd

    Cocoa, FL 32927



    8:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.  -  The New Face of Visual Health: A Wholistic View

    Gordon Penn, OD - Two (2) Hours Technical


    10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.  -  Reduction of Medical Errors

    Wes Stuart, LDO - Two (2) Hour Medical Errors


    12:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.  -  Mastering Luxury Eyewear

    Luke A. Mills, LDO - Two (2) Hour Technical


    Members - $35.00 education included

     

    Nonmembers - $35.00 + $20.00 per hour


    *Rates increase $10 one week prior to the event-Early registration is recommended  

    *No Onsite Registrations*

    POF is happy to offer an optician-friendly cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason, POF will give you a 100% credit towards a future event, no explanation needed. Just send us a note confirming you cannot attend & we will credit your account after the event.

    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • November 06, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Metropolitan Lofts(421 West Church Street, Jacksonville 32202)
    • 47
    Register

      

    JACKSONVILLE CHAPTER PRESENTS

    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    Sponsored by:


    November 6, 2022

    METROPOLITAN LOFTS-CONFERENCE ROOM

    421 West Church St, Jacksonville, FL 32202



    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  -  Thick Or Thin, What Really Matters When it Comes to Lens Thickness

    Shannon Toler - One (1) Hour Technical


    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  -  Mastering Luxury Eyewear Materials Workshop

    Luke A. Mills, LDO - Two (2) Hours Technical


    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  -  Digital Ray Path 2 Technology

    Shannon Toler - One (1) Hour Technical 


    Members - $35.00 education included

     

    Nonmembers - $35.00 + $20.00 per hour


    At 9am, all attending members will be expected to show a valid ID and have their picture taken by a security kiosk. Due to security in the building we are expected to all go up at once. Once everyone is present you will be escorted to the conference room by the concierge,  there will be breakfast and coffee supplied.    Parking on the street is free on the weekends, but if anyone feels more comfortable parking in the residents lot they can do so as well(concierge will be aware so disregard the tow sign).


    *Rates increase $10 one week prior to the event-Early registration is recommended  

    *No Onsite Registrations*

    POF is happy to offer an optician-friendly cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason, POF will give you a 100% credit towards a future event, no explanation needed. Just send us a note confirming you cannot attend & we will credit your account after the event.

    (CE Provider #50-1645)


    • November 18, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 20, 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: (954) 467-1111
    Register

    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort



    This year's Vision Preview 2022 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 2022


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  The Westin is pleased to offer POF guests a reduced room rate of $159 with no resort fees.


    For those staying at the hotel, overnight self-parking is reduced to $20 per day.  Daily self-parking is reduced to $10 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 2022 group in order to receive the reduced rate.  Please book your room by Oct 17, 2022.

    Book Room


    POF is happy to offer an optician-friendly cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason, POF will give you a 100% credit towards a future event, no explanation needed. Just send us a note confirming you cannot attend & we will credit your account after the event.

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    • November 19, 2022
    • 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 2022


    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 2022 POF Exhibitor Agreement.


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $159.00, Self parking is $20per overnight and $10 per day plus tax. You can make hotel reservations by calling (888) 627-7108  and advising the hotel you are with the Vision Preview 2022 Group  to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by October 17, 2022.

    Book Hotel Now

    • December 07, 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 8:40 PM
    • 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd Tampa, FL 33614
    • 47
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    Last Call for Credits!

    Come Join Us for Food, Fun & Quality Optical Education



    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    December 7, 2022


    HCC Campus

    4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd

    Tampa, FL 33614

    Technology Bldg, Room Tech 218


    6:15 pm - 7:00 pm - Check In & Dinner 


    7:00 pm - 8:40 pm - Florida Laws & Rules (Initial)

    2 Hours Laws & Rules

    Thomas Neff, LDO

     

    or


    7:00 pm - 8:40 pm - An Introduction to Custom Contact Lens Fitting 

    2 Hours Contact Lens

    Stuart Harrell, O.D.


    * Please Register for either Laws & Rules or Contact Lens Hours*


    Meal provided and served beginning at 6:15 p.m.

    Member Rate - $30.00         

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

    *Rates increase $10 one week prior to the event-Early registration is recommended  

    *No Onsite Registrations*

    POF is happy to offer an optician-friendly cancellation policy. If you need to cancel for any reason, POF will give you a 100% credit towards a future event, no explanation needed. Just send us a note confirming you cannot attend & we will credit your account after the event.


    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • February 02, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • February 06, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Port of Tampa, 651 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602
    • 6
    Register

    CE's on the Seas 2023

    Join POF on our Maiden Voyage

    Sailing out of Tampa, FL to Cozumel, MX



    Join us on Carnival Cruise Lines

    Carnival Paradise 

    *All prices are based on double occupancy. Port fees and taxes are included (gratuities not included)

    Interior Cabin- Starting as low as $334.16

    Port Hole Cabin - Starting as low as $339.16

    Oceanview - Starting as low as $379.16

    Balcony & Suite - Pricing offered at best available rate.

    Book now with a deposit to secure your desired cabin, with full payment due November 19, 2022.

    Call Carnival Cruise Line Group Sailing at 1-866-721-3225, option 2 for cruise information

    Group Name: POF

    Group Booking Number:X57FG6 In order to receive special group incentives and gifts, you must book in the POF group block via the group phone number provided and not online.  Please check that your cabin confirmation states "Group Booking No: X57FG6" listed under your email address. 

    Cruise Itinerary:

    Thursday, Feb 2 - Depart Port of Tampa, FL -4:00 PM - 4 hours of education

    Friday, Feb 3 - Fun Day at Sea & 6 hours of education

    Saturday, Feb 4 -Cozumel, Mexico   - 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM

    Sunday, Feb 5 - Fun Day at Sea & 6 hours of education

    Monday, Feb 6 - Arrive Port of Tampa, FL - 8:00 AM -disembark


     

     20 hours of approved Florida and ABO/NCLE credit* while having FUN!

    Education Fees:

    ·         Members -$100

    ·         Standard - $200

    Standard registration opens June 13th

    *2 hours of Florida Laws & Rules and 2 hours of Reduction of Medical Errors will be offered as a take-to-cabin course and exam.  If you turn in your exam by the end of the cruise, you will receive your CE slip for credit before you disembark.  Those who prefer to complete those courses at your leisure will be given the option to take the courses as home study courses on pofce.org free of charge or to attend the two courses at any live POF event in the 2023-2024 biennium free of charge.

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