Upcoming Educational Events

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


    This March, 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 16, 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


    • 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.


    • May 19, 2018
    • 11:55 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, Safety Harbor, FL
    Register

    West Coast Better Vision Tabletop Exhibits

    Tabletop exhibit fee of $495 includes one (1) six-foot draped table, one (1) sign, and two (2) representative name badges. Additional representative badges are available at $25.  Electricity is NOT included. One additional table is available for $35, if you bring or if we provide it. Hotel accommodations are not included.

    West Coast Better Vision will be held at:

    Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive,       Safety Harbor, FL

    For room reservations call (888) 237-8772 and ask for the POF discounted group rate of $95.

    • 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



    HOTEL RESERVATIONS 




    For Full Details on Summer Showcase Accommodations 2018


Past events

December 10, 2017 Space Coast Chapter Education
December 09, 2017 Space Coast Chapter Education
December 01, 2017 Contact Lens Fitting Course for Board Certification
November 15, 2017 West Coast Chapter Education
October 28, 2017 Exhibitor - Vision Preview 2017
October 28, 2017 Optical Owners & Managers Seminar
October 28, 2017 ABO/NCLE Exam Review (Live)
October 27, 2017 Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program @ Vision Preview
October 27, 2017 2017 Vision Preview Conference
October 18, 2017 West Coast Chapter Education
September 26, 2017 Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation Webinar
September 24, 2017 Gulf Coast Chapter Education
September 20, 2017 West Coast Chapter Education
September 09, 2017 Space Coast Chapter Education
August 16, 2017 West Coast Chapter Education
August 05, 2017 Exhibitor - Summer Showcase
August 03, 2017 Miami Chapter Continuing Education Event
July 20, 2017 West Coast Chapter Education
June 25, 2017 Gulf Coast Chapter Education
June 21, 2017 West Coast Chapter Education
May 20, 2017 Exhibitor - West Coast Better Vision Conference
May 20, 2017 ABO/NCLE Exam Review (Live)
May 19, 2017 Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program @ West Coast Conf.
May 19, 2017 2017 West Coast Better Vision Conference
April 19, 2017 West Coast Chapter Education
April 18, 2017 Central Florida Chapter Education Event
April 08, 2017 Space Coast Chapter Education
April 04, 2017 Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation Webinar
March 29, 2017 Vision Care-Technology/Opticianry Program
March 09, 2017 Miami Chapter Continuing Education Event
February 25, 2017 Space Coast Chapter Education

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