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Contact Lens Fitting Course For Board Certification

Become a Florida Board Certified Optician

Professional Opticians of Florida is proud to present this twenty (20) hour course covering state-of-the-art contact lens technologies and fitting techniques.          

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

Available for CE Credit or License Renewal

This course can be used for 15 hours of technical contact lens CE for Florida license renewal. (CE renewal credits are only earned & issued for attending the entire 20 hour course.) However, you cannot use this course for both Florida Board Certification and license renewal.

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

Presented by:

William B. Underwood, Ph. D., LDO

Program Director, Opticianry Hillsborough Community College

Upcoming events

    • December 01, 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • December 03, 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Hillsborough Community College / Residence Inn Tampa Westshore-Airport
    • 3
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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, Nov 27:     6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*

    Friday, Dec 1:       3:00 - 8:00pm at HCC, Classroom & Hands-on

    Saturday, Dec 2:   9:00 - 5:00pm at HCC, Classroom & Hands-on

    Sunday, Dec 3:    9:00 - Noon at Residence Inn, Classroom

    * The advance webinar on Monday night allows for the course to end Sunday at noon instead of at 5:00 pm.  Additional webinar times are available. If you attended the previous webinar in September, you do not  need to attend the  webinar it again.


    LOCATIONS: 

    Monday, November 27:

    Live Webinar


    Friday & Saturday, December 1 & 2:

    Hillsborough Community College

    4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd. Tampa, FL 33614


    Sunday,  December 3:

    Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport

    4312 W Boy Scout Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607

    (located less than one mile from HCC)


    Due to a sporting event,  the Sunday, December 3rd class will be held at an alternative location, the Residence Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport.

    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 $119 per night. 


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