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 Daytona Beach at POF’s Summer Showcase 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.
Clinical Workshop Schedule:
Friday August 3, 2018 5pm-8pm
Florida & Federal Laws and Rules, Professional Ethics
Saturday August 4, 2018 9am-5pm
Anatomy & Physiology, Pathology, Keratometer, Slit Lamp
Sunday August 5, 2018 9am-5pm
Fitting & Evaluation, Insertion & Removal, Solutions
Be sure to register for the Certificate program now and complete the 13 hours of training online in Part 1 before Thursday, August 2nd 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.
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