Upcoming events

    • January 01, 2022
    • December 31, 2022
    • Online
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    Professional Opticians of Florida have partnered with WINK Productions to offer a new on-line program developed to review the fundamentals needed to help you prepare for the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) and the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) Certification Examinations required for licensure in Florida.

    Each virtual interactive lesson consists of slides, audio, speaker notes and a quiz, allowing you to review and complete the training independently. Online testing can make sure the most important information is understood. And, interactive education is more fun and more likely to be retained.

    Your email confirmation will include information on accessing the review courses.


    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.


    • August 12, 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 14, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach 32118

    **Online Registration is Closed**

    **On-Site Registration will open Friday Morning at 10AM**

    Your friends at Professional Opticians of Florida look forward to you joining us at Summer Showcase 2022  at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort! We put together the best educational speakers in Opticianry for this weekend's event.


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase Click Here


    Schedule at a Glance


    Friday, August 12th 

    10:00 am Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 pm CE Courses Start 

    Saturday, August 13th 

    7:30 am Registration Desk Opens

    8:00 am CE Courses Start 

    11:45 am Lunch & Trade Show

    Once education ends on Saturday, please join us for Happy Hour in the Trade Show followed by Opticians After Dark  

    Sunday, August 14th

    7:30am Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am CE Courses Start 


    For the  Summer Showcase Education Schedule Click Here

    The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

    100 N Atlantic Ave

    Daytona Beach, FL 32118

    (386) 254-8200

    Please call The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort toll free 386-254-8200 and ask for the Professional Opticians of Florida group rate of $143 per night, or click below to book online.  Please book before July 21,2022.  

    Hotel Booking Code: POF22



    • No Resort Fees
    • All Ocean view Rooms
    • WiFi in every 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.


    • September 11, 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL 32303
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    TALLAHASSEE CHAPTER PRESENTS

    4 HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION

    September 11, 2022

    LAKE JACKSON COMMUNITY CENTER

    3840 N. MONROE ST

    Tallahassee, FL 32303




    9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  -  More Protection, Less Reflection

    John Zimmerman - One (1) Hour Technical


    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  -  Spectacle Lens Solutions for Digital Eye Strain

    John Zimmerman - One (1) Hour Technical


    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  -  It All Becomes Clear- The Self Tinting Lens Opportunity

    John Zimmerman - One (1) Hour Technical

     

    12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  -  Smart Life - The Evolution of Lens Design for Dynamic Connectivity

    John Zimmerman - One (1) 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)


    • September 20, 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

    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.

    • September 27, 2022
    • 7:00 PM
    • October 25, 2022
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    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
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    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 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 2525 Philippe Pkwy, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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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 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)

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