CE Calendar/Events

Upcoming POF events

    • 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

    *Online Registration is Closed.  There is Still Plenty of Room for On Site Registrations*

    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, mail or fax in our convenient
     PDF Registration Form

    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 $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 1-800-937-8461 and advise the hotel representative that you are with the Vision Preview VI1939 group in order to receive the reduced rate.  Please book your room by November 1, 2019.

    **The Marriott online reservation system is not able to remove the resort fee or the reduced parking rates. Your card will not be charged until checkout and the resort fee and reduced parking rates will be corrected**

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    • 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
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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
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    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

    *Booths are Sold Out*

    Exhibit Booths at Vision Preview 2019


    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 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 Vision Preview Group VI1939 to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online by November 1, 2019.

    Book Hotel Now

    • November 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hoya Largo, 12345 E Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33773

    WEST COAST CHAPTER

    PRESENTS

    2 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    November 20, 2019

    Education

    6:30 p.m. –8:30 p.m.   

    Binocular Harm

    James Lambrou, LDO – 2 Hour Technical


    Location

    Hoya Largo

    12345 E Starkey Road

    Largo, FL 33773

    Click HERE for Directions

    Register

    Please contact Juan Carlos Moreno at avaldes@pradovision.com or call 813-616-0384 to RSVP.


    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • December 07, 2019
    • 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Wickham Park Community Center, 2815 Leisure Way, Melbourne, FL 32935
    • 58
    Register

      

    SPACE COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS

    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    DECEMBER 7, 2019


    Wickham Park Community Center

    2815 Leisure Way

    Melbourne, FL 32935


    8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. - Advice From the Lab Guy

    Brandon Howard, LDO - 2 (Two) Hours Technical


    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  - Laws & Rules (Initial)

    Jerry Campbell - 2 (Two) Hours Laws & Rules

    Members - $35.00         

    Non members - $45.00 + $20.00 per hour of education taken

    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • December 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 2810 N Meridian Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312
    • 36
    Register

      

    TALLAHASSEE CHAPTER PRESENTS

    5 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    DECEMBER 7, 2019


    Unitarian Universalist Church

    2810 N Meridian Rd

    Tallahassee, FL 32312


    9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  -  Blue Light

    Johnny Boyd - 1 (One) Hour Technical


    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  -  Transitions Gen 8

    Glenn Batteiger - 1 (One) Hour Technical


    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  -  Laws & Rules Initial

    Jerry Campbell - 2 (Two) Hours Laws & Rules

     

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  -  Varilux X

    Aaron Brockner - 1 (One) Hour Technical


    Members - $35.00 education included

    **Special Offer For Members** 

    Use Coupon Code POFTALLY19 For $35 Off Member Education 

      

    Nonmembers - $45.00 + $20.00 per hour

    (CE Provider #50-1645)


    • December 07, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Fort Walton Beach Library, 185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
    • 52
    Register

      

    EMERALD COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS

    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    DECEMBER 7, 2019


    Fort Walton Beach Library

    185 Miracle Strip Parkway SE

    Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548


    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  -  Laws & Rules Initial

    Jerry Campbell - 2 (Two) Hours Laws & Rules

     

    1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  -  Pediatric Vision: Seeing the Whole Picture

    Robert Constantine - 2 (Two) Hours Technical


    Members - $35.00 education included

    **Special Offer For Members** 

    Use Coupon Code POFEMERALD19 For $35 Off Member Education 

      

    Nonmembers - $45.00 + $20.00 per hour

    (CE Provider #50-1645)


    • December 08, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Orlando, FL
    Register


    CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER PRESENTS

    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    DECEMBER 8, 2019


    Orlando, Florida

    TBD


    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Laws & Rules (Initial) Webinar

    Jerry Campbell - 2 (Two) Hours Laws & Rules


    3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Introduction to Scleral Lenses

    Wes Stuart, LDO - 1 (One) Hour Tech - Contact Lenses


    4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - How to Refresh Tired Eyes

    Nick Veliz - 1 (One) Hour Technical


    Members $35.00

    Non Members - 2 Hours $75.00 

    Non Members - 4 Hours $100.00

    (CE Provider #50-1645)

    • December 15, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33913
    • 50
    Register

      

    GULF COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS

    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    DECEMBER 15, 2019


    Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport 

    9931 Interstate Commerce Drive

    Fort Myers, FL 33913


    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  -  Photochromic Lenses: Understanding Light and Vision

    Carol Bratteig - 1 (One) Hour Technical

     

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  -  AR Coatings: Product Science and Sales Techniques

    Carol Bratteig - 1 (One) Hour Technical


    11:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.  -  Florida Laws & Rules (Initial) Webinar

    Jerry Campbell - 2 (Two) Hours Laws & Rules


    Members - $35.00 education included

     

    Nonmembers - $45.00 + $20.00 per hour

    (CE Provider #50-1645)


    • January 06, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • February 04, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    Register



    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

    January 6

    January 13

    January 20

    January 27

    February 3

    February 4

    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


    • January 08, 2020
    • 7:00 PM
    • February 06, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
    Register



    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

    January 8

    January 15

    January 23

    January 29

    February 5

    February 6

    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

    • February 28, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • March 01, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (CST)
    • The Island Ft Walton Destin by Hotel RL, 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Phone: (850) 243-9161
    Register

    This February 28, 29 & March 1,  Spring Spectacle will be hosted at The Island, by Hotel RL.  You can Book Reservations Online  or call the resort's reservations department at 850-337-9194  by January 27, 2020  to reserve a POF-discounted guestroom at the reduced rates starting at $99. 

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

    • Only POF offers the State of Florida mandated courses on multiple days

    • Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation & Hands-on Frame Fitting Workshop available

    • Visit International Optical Vendors & Suppliers at Spring Spectacle

    • Attend and support your profession 

    Full Details on Spring Spectacle 2020


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