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Contact Lens Fitting Course for Board Certification

  • May 20, 2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • May 22, 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • West Coast Better Vision 2022, 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

Monday, May 16:     6:30 - 9:30pm Live Online Webinar*

Friday,  May 20:       Noon - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

Saturday,  May 21:   9:00 - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision, Classroom & Hands-on

Sunday, May 22:    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


Due to the popularity of this event's destination, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa is sold out.  We have a limited room block at the Holiday Inn St Petersburgh,  N. Clearwater starting at $120 per night.  The Holiday  Inn is a short 14 minute drive (8.7 miles) from the conference. 

Overflow Hotel

Holiday Inn St Peterburg, N. Clearwater

3535 Ulmerton Rd

Clearwater, FL 33762

(727) 577-9100

*ask for the Professional Opticians of Florida rate

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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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