Upcoming events

    • December 01, 2016
    • December 31, 2018
    • Online
    Register

    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.
    • February 23, 2017
    • January 13, 2019
    • Online
    Register

    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.

    For additional details about the POF Online Exam Prep courses visit  https://pof.org/Online-ABO/NCLE-Reviews 

    Your email confirmation will include information on accessing the review courses.
    • February 23, 2017
    • January 13, 2019
    • Online
    Register

    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.
    • February 22, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Flemming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

    A Miami-Dade Chapter
    Continuing Education Event

    Hosted by US Optical and Essilor IDD

    LOCATION:

    Flemming's Restaurant
    2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

    DATE:

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    TIME:

    6:00 - 6:30pm:   Registration

    6:00 - 7:00pm:   Dinner

    7:00 - 8:00pm:   Introducing X-tend TM Technology   

    1 Hour: Technical   (Speaker: Dr Aaron Goffinet ) 

    8:00 - 9:00pm:   Polarized Lenses - Capturing the Power of the Sun

    1 Hour: Elective   (Speaker:Nick Turner) 


    RSVP by February 20, 2018 to Katie Broderick at katie.broderick@essilorusa.com  with your name, practice name, address, and contact number. 

    *Attendance is limited to 60 persons*



    • February 25, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Best Western Kendall Airport, 13700 SW 139 Court, Miami, FL 33186
    • 90
    Register

    A Miami-Dade Chapter
    Continuing Education Event

    "Super CE Sunday"
    Six hours of Quality Education

    LOCATION:

    Best Western Kendall Airport
    13700 SW 139 Court, Miami, FL 33186

    DATE:

    Sunday, February 25, 2018

    TIME:

    8:30 - 9:00am:   Registration

    8:30 - 10:00am:   Coffee & Donuts

    9:00 - 10:00am: Sunwear-O-Logy  

    1 Hour: Technical   (Speaker:Prof Ed August ) 

    10:00 - 11:00am:  Frame Manufacturing

    1 Hour: Technical   (Speaker:Prof Ed August ) 

    11:00 - 12:00pm: High Technology Lens Strategy

    1 Hour: Technical (Speaker: Prof Ed August)

    12:00 - 1:00pm:  Keratometry, Astigmatism and the Contact Lens Prescription

    1 Hour: Technical  Contact Lens (Speaker:Prof Ed August )

    1:00 - 1:30pm: Lunch on your own

    1:30 - 2:30pm: To Take Insurance..or Not to Take Insurance?

    1 Hour: Elective (Speaker: Ray Castro, LDO)

    2:30 - 3:30pm: Why Buy the Cow if the Milk is Free? 

    1 Hour: Elective (Speaker: Ray Castro, LDO)

     
     $15 for POF Members
    $65 Standard Fee (Non POF Member)

    Once the event has ended you will receive an email including a coupon code to apply the registration fee you paid towards your 2018 Vision Preview Three Day Registration Price.

    Online registration closes Friday, February 23, 2018 at Noon.
    Late registrations will need to RSVP with Ray Castro at Ray.the.Optician@gmail.com  

    *Attendance is limited to 100 persons*



    • March 09, 2018
    • 10:00 AM (CST)
    • March 11, 2018
    • 3:00 PM (CDT)
    • Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin, 1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 Phone: (850) 243-9161
    Register


    This March 9, 10 & 11, Spring Spectacle will be hosted at the Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin.  There are still Guest Rooms available at the Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin!


    You can Book Reservations Online (use group code pof2018) or call the resort's reservations department at 800-874-8962 by February 21, 2018 to reserve a POF-discounted Guestroom at the reduced rate of $132. 

    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 2018

    Register online, or mail or fax in our convenient
     PDF Registration Form


    • March 22, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hoya Lab / Vision Care, 12345 Starkey Rd, Largo, FL 33773

    WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS


    Position of Wear and Compensated Rx's

    Two (2) Hour Technical @ 6:30pm ~ Speaker: James Lambrou


    DATE:              thursday, march 22, 2018 
    TIME:               6:30PM  EDUCATION 
                                    
    LOCATION:   HOYA VISION CARE
                                  12345 STARKEY RD #E
                                   LARGO, FL 3373
      

    Please contact Ward Delbridge-Moiles at wardwcpof@yahoo.com or 727-710-4372 to RSVP.

    • April 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar-Online
    Register

    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 and the online Reduction of Medical Error course at no charge (both $29 values).


    • April 18, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • HCC Opticianry School 4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd Tampa, FL 33614

    WEST COAST CHAPTER PRESENTS CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS


    Mentoring College Opticianry Students

    Mentoring New Opticians
    Basic Principals of Refraction for Opticians

    Three (3) Hours of Electives @ 6:00pm 

    Speakers: Mary Sequiti, Laurie Pierce & Bill Underwood


    DATE:              Wednesday, april 18, 2018 
    TIME:               6:00PM  EDUCATION 
                                    
    LOCATION:  HCC Opticianry School
    4001 W. Tampa Bay Blvd

    Tampa, FL 33614


      

    Please contact Atala Valdes at atalawcpof@yahoo.com or call 813-935-4055 to RSVP.

    • May 18, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • May 20, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
    Register

    Join your colleagues at Safety Harbor Resort & Spa for another Professional Opticians of Florida exceptional education weekend. Earn all 20 required hours of education from highly respected practitioners and recognized industry leaders.

    You can look forward to multiple educational options every hour so that you can choose the topics and a schedule that fit your needs. There will be eight hours available on Friday and Saturday and five on Sunday.  We have scheduled a full, education-packed weekend for Opticians, Apprentice Opticians, and Student Opticians. 

    For Full Details on the Conference

    Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, May 18th -  Eight hours of CE available

    10:00am    Registration Desk Opens

    12;00 n       CE Courses Start 

    6:00pm       Dinner Break

    7:00pm       Two additional CE available

    Saturday, May 19th -  Eight hours of CE available 

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses Start 

    11:45am     Lunch provided in Exhibit Area

    1:30pm       CE Courses Resume  

    5:30pm        Happy Hour in Exhibit Area

    Sunday, May 20th -  Five hours of CE available

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses Start 

    1:00pm Last CE course ends


    For Full Details on the Conference

    Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

    105 N. Bayshore Dr.
    Safety Harbor, 
    FL 34695

    Phone: ​(888) 237-8772


    Call now for hotel reservations at the group room rate of $97. This discounted rate is available only through April 20 and often sells out early.

    After each day of top-quality continuing education, you’ll have time to enjoy gourmet dining, recreation,  and relax at the Safety Harbor Resort & Spa that is located on 22 acres overlooking the beautiful Tampa Bay.

    The Resort is the centerpiece of the quaint & serene town of Safety Harbor, FL, which is only 15 minutes from the Tampa International Airport and Clearwater Beach. The Resort features oversized guest rooms all with a view of the Bay.

    The 2,000-year-old natural mineral springs that run directly beneath the resort were first discovered by explorers seeking the Fountain of Youth. Today, they still believe in their restorative powers so much that they use this natural mineral water throughout the resort: in all three pools, in spa treatments, and in their water coolers.


    • August 03, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 05, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Plaza Resort & Spa
    Register

    Your friends at Professional Opticians of Florida looks forward to you joining us at the Summer Showcase 2018  as we return to the beautiful The Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach as we put together the best educational speakers in Opticianry for this weekend event.

    SUMMER SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Over 30 different CE topics will be offered, giving you plenty of options
    • Hands On Frame Fitting & Adjusting Workshop
    • World Class education available on the beach
    • All 20 of Florida’s required hours of continuing education in one weekend
    • The latest in eyewear fashions and accessories on display
    • ABO, NCLE, COPE & CPC approved courses
    • Flexible day rates, you only pay for the days you plan to attend
    • POF’s optician friendly payment options & 100% cancellation refund policy
    • Your education dollars support your profession locally & nationally


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase 2018


    2018 Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, August 3rd -  Eight hours of CE available

    10:00am    Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 n       CE Courses noon to 9pm

    6:00pm       Dinner Break

    7:00pm       Two additional CE available

    Saturday, August 4th -  Eight hours of CE available 

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses from 8am to 5:30pm

    11:45am     Lunch provided in Exhibit Area

    1:30pm       CE Courses Resume  

    5:30pm        Happy Hour in Exhibit Area

    Sunday, August 5th -  Five hours of CE available

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses  8am to 1pm

    1:00pm       Last CE course ends


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase Education 2018

    Location:

    The Plaza Resort & Spa

    600 N Atlantic Ave

    Daytona Beach, FL 32118

    (844) 284-2685


    Professional Opticians of Florida has negotiated an excellent rate of $129/ night plus a $15 Resort Fee.


    Online Reservations


    Or make your reservation by calling 1-866-500-5630 and asking for the PROFESSIONAL OPTICIANS room block


    For Full Details on Summer Showcase Accommodations 2018


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