Upcoming Educational Events

Upcoming events

    • June 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport
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    *Save the Date*

    Gulf Coast Chapter Presents

    Four hours of Continuing Education



    Date: Sunday, June 9, 2019
    Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
    Location: Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport
    9931 Interstate Commerce Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33913


    8:45am – 9:00am- Registration


    9:00am – 10:00am - TBD


    10:00am – 11:00am - TBD


    11:00am – 12:00pm - TBD


    12:00pm – 1:00pm - TBD


    POF Members Discounted Rate - $30.00 (Must be a POF member on the day of education.)

    Standard Rate - $85.00 (This is the fee if you are not a POF member.)

    Maximum seating is 50, reserve your seat early to save your space.

    Note: After Tuesday June 4, 2019 there will be an additional cost of $15.00 on top of the original rate (including Luxottica Associates) .

    Luxottica Associates can find the direct bill code on the homepage of POF.org when logged into your account.


    • July 01, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • July 31, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    ABO Exam Review Webinar Series:

    Professional Opticians of Florida is pleased to offer the ABO Exam Review Webinar Series.  This ABO webinar series consists of 6 - (2) hour sessions instructed by, Thomas Neff, an HCC Opticianry program instructor.  Your instructor will help you prepare for the ABO exam by teaching appropriate materials and answering any questions  in advance of your exam.

    ABO Exam Review Webinar Series

    July 1

    July 8

    July 15

    July 22

    July 25

    July 29

    Webinar Hours: 7 - 9pm

    This review course covers the core areas of knowledge to assist in preparation for the ABO Exam.  Topics reviewed include:


    I. Ophthalmic Optics

    • Terminology
    • Lens characteristics, powers and formulas
    • Multifocals
    • Lens Materials
    • Prism

    II. Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

    • Structure of the eye and function
    • Refractive errors

    III. Ophthalmic Products

    • Lenses & Frames
    • Applying produce Knowledge
    • Verifying frame and lens parameters

    IV. Instrumentation

    • Use of lens power devices
    • Select ophthalmic tool, instruments, and equipment
    • Use and maintain ophthalmic tool, instruments, and equipment

    V. Dispensing Procedure

    • Visual needs for lifestyle and occupational activities
    • Fitting, adjusting, measuring, and verification

    VI. Laws, Regulations, and Standards


    For more information on the ABO/NCLE Exam Review


    Click Here


    • July 03, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • August 01, 2019
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online Webinar
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    NCLE Exam Review Webinar Series:

    Professional Opticians of Florida is pleased to offer the NCLE Exam Review Webinar Series.  This NCLE webinar series consists of 6 - (2) hour sessions instructed by, Thomas Neff, an HCC Opticianry program instructor.  Your instructor will help you prepare for the NCLE exam by teaching appropriate materials and answering any questions  in advance of your exam.


    NCLE Exam Review Webinar Series

    July 3

    July 10

    July 17

    July 24

    July 31

    August 1

    Webinar Hours: 7 - 9pm

    This course will prepare the candidate for the NCLE Basic examination.

    Topics will include:


    Domain I -

    • Ocular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the eye as it pertains to contact lens wear and

    Domain II -

    • Refractive errors regarding ametropias and optical conditions related to contact lenses.

    Domain III -

    • Pre-fitting techniques will be discussed to evaluate the relationship between the corneal readings and the refractive error to identify the possible need for specialty materials and designs.

    Domain V and VI –

    • Will discuss the diagnostic fitting and dispensing of both soft and rigid lenses, including aftercare, wearing schedules and patient hygiene.
    • This Domain will also include the use of instruments, tests and evaluation procedures.

    Domain VII –

    • Will discuss follow-up and problem solving protocol as it relates to normal and abnormal symptoms and

    Domain VIII –

    • Will discuss the legal aspects of contact lenses and tolerance standards utilized in contact lens fitting.

    For more information on the NCLE/ABO Exam Review

    • August 09, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • August 11, 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach 32118
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    Your friends at Professional Opticians of Florida look forward to you joining us at the Summer Showcase 2019  as we make our new home at The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort! We put together the best educational speakers in Opticianry for this weekend event.


    SUMMER SHOWCASE HIGHLIGHTS

    • Over 35 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 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 2019


    2019 Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, August 9th -  Eight hours of CE available

    10:00 am    Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 n       CE Courses noon to 6 pm

    6:00 pm       Last CE course ends

    Saturday, August 10th -  Eight hours of CE available 

    7:30 am       Registration Desk Opens

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

    11:45 am     Lunch provided in Exhibit Area

    1:30 pm       CE Courses Resume  

    5:30 pm        Happy Hour in Exhibit Area

    Sunday, August 11th -  Five hours of CE available

    7:30 am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00 am       CE Courses  8 am to 2 pm

    2:00 pm       Last CE course ends


    For Full Details on  Summer Showcase Education 2019

    The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort

    100 N Atlantic Ave

    Daytona Beach, FL 32118

    (386) 254-8200

    Please call The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort toll free 386-254-8200 and ask for the Professional Opticians of Florida group rate of $139 per night, or click below to book online.



    • No Resort Fees
    • All Ocean view Rooms
    • WiFi in every room



    Book Hotel


    • August 10, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort,100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
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    Summer Showcase 2019 Tabletop Exhibits

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


    Do you to prefer to register offline?

    Click here to download the 2019 POF Exhibitor Agreement.

    To make hotel room reservations call:

    Please make reservations prior to July 16, 2019.

    The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort ,

    100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

    386-254-8200


    Be sure to ask for the POF reduced rate of $139 a night

     

    or 


    Book Hotel Online



    • September 17, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Webinar-Online
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    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).


    • November 08, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • November 10, 2019
    • 3:00 PM
    • Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St, Ft. Lauderdale 33316
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    This year's Vision Preview 2019 will be hosted at the beautiful Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina.

    Vision Preview 2019 offers you the best Optical Education available anywhere, you can earn all 20 CE hours in one weekend for the renewal of your Florida license.

    Here are just some of the benefits for you at this location.

    • Vision Preview  offers you the best in Optical Education available anywhere.


    Full Details on Vision Preview 2019

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

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS A reduced room rate of $149.00, Parking is $20 per day. You can make hotel reservations by calling (866) 908-5094 and advising the hotel you are with group G-POFV to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online.  

    Book Hotel Now



    • November 09, 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Pier Sixty-Six, 2301 SE 17th St, Ft. Lauderdale 33316
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    Exhibit Booths at Vision Preview 2019


    Exhibit booth fee includes a 8' by 10' booth.  1 sign and 4 representative name badges per show. Additional representatives are $25 each. Electricity is NOT included . Hotel accommodations are not included.

    Exhibit move in at 8:30 am Saturday morning of the event and exhibit breakdown starts no sooner than 7:00 pm, to be completed by 10:00 pm that evening.

    Exhibit times are Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


    Click here to download the 2019 POF Exhibitor Agreement.


    Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina

    HOTEL RESERVATIONS A reduced room rate of $149.00, Parking is $20 per day. You can make hotel reservations by calling (866) 908-5094 and advising the hotel you are with group G-POFV to receive the reduced rate or click below to book online.  

    Book Hotel Now





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