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Contact Lens Fitting Course for Board Certification

  • September 10, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • September 12, 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • West Coast Better Vision 2021, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 North Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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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

Tuesday, September 7:     6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*

Friday,  September 10:       Noon - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

Saturday,  September 11:   9:00 - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

Sunday, September 12:    9:00 - 2:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom


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


Additional Information


Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

105 N. Bayshore Dr

Safety Harbor, FL 34695

Phone: (727) 726-1161


Safety Harbor is SOLD OUT!!

Due to the popularity of this event's destination, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa is sold out.  We have a limited room block at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Clearwater for only $94 per night.  This price includes a delicious daily hot breakfast.  The Fairfield Inn is a short 7 minute drive (2.8 miles) from the conference. 

Last Day to Book: Friday, August 27, 2021


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

3070 Gulf to Bay Blvd

Clearwater, FL 33759

(727) 724-6223

Use Group: Professional Opticians of Florida


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