Upcoming Educational Events

Upcoming events

    • August 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • August 23, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach 32118
    Register

    Your friends at Professional Opticians of Florida look forward to you joining us at the Summer Showcase 2020  as we return to 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 2020


    2020 Schedule at a Glance

    Friday, August 21st -  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 22nd -  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 23rd -  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 2020

    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




    • August 22, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort,100 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
    Register


    Summer Showcase 2020 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 2020 POF Exhibitor Agreement.

    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
    • $10 Self Parking




    • September 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • September 13, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 North Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    Register

    We are looking forward to seeing you and 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 six hours available on Friday, eight on Saturday and six 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, September 11th -  Six hours of CE available

    10:00am    Registration Desk Opens

    12:00 n       CE Courses Start 

    6:00pm       Last CE course ends

    Saturday, September 12th -  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, September 13th -  Six hours of CE available

    7:30am       Registration Desk Opens

    8:00am       CE Courses Start 

    2:00pm        Last CE course ends



    Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

    105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    Phone: (727) 726-1161 ext 7100

    Driving Directions to Safety Harbor

    POF has negotiated a rate of $99 per night, no resort fee, free self parking and a 20% Spa discount for all attendees. Please use code POF/West Coast Better Vision.

    *Due to the popularity of this event's destination, Safety Harbor Resort & Spa sells out so please book early.

    Last day to book: August 9, 2020

    • September 11, 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • September 13, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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    FLORIDA's 20 HOUR CONTACT LENS

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

    Friday, September 11:       Noon - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision 2020, Classroom & Hands-on

    Saturday, September 12:   9:00 - 5:00pm at West Coast Better Vision 2020, Classroom & Hands-on

    Sunday, September 13:    9:00 - 2:00pm at West Coast Better Vision 2020, Classroom

    * The advance webinar on Monday night allows for the course to end Sunday at 2pm instead of at 5:00 pm.   



    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
    POF has established a hotel rate of $99 per night will be available to our group.


     

    Additional Information

    LOCATION: 


    Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

    105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    Phone: (727) 726-1161 ext 7100

    Provide Group Name POF/West Coast Better Vision when making your Reservation

    Cut off for Reservations:

    TBD, 2020


    Only 8 Miles from the Majestic Sands of Clearwater Beach

    • 15 Minutes to St. Petersburg/ Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

    • Just 20 Minutes from Tampa International Airport (TPA)

    • Hotel rooms only $99/night

    • No Resort fees

    *Book Early As Hotel Will Sell Out*

    • September 11, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • September 13, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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    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 Safety Harbor at POF’s  West Coast Better Vision 2020 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. 


    Be sure to register for the Certificate program now and complete the 13 hours of training online in Part 1 before Thursday, September 3rd, 2020  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.



     MORE on the Florida Apprentice Contact Lens Certificate Program


    105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    Phone: (727) 726-1161 ext 7100

    Provide Group Name POF/West Coast Better Vision when making your Reservation

    $99/ night

    Cut off for Reservations: August 9, 2020

    ·           Only 8 Miles from the Majestic Sands of Clearwater Beach

    ·         15 Minutes to St. Petersburg/ Clearwater International Airport (PIE)

    ·         Just 20 Minutes from Tampa International Airport (TPA)

    ·         Hotel rooms only $99/night

    ·         No Resort fees




    • September 12, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Safety Harbor Resort & Spa, 105 N Bayshore Dr, Safety Harbor, FL 34695
    Register

    West Coast Better Vision 2020 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


    Prefer to not register online?

    Click here to download the 2020 POF Exhibitor Agreement







    • October 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • October 25, 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Phone: (954) 467-1111
    Register

    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort



    Vision Preview 2020 will be hosted at the beautiful Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.

    Vision Preview 2020 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 2020


    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS:  The Westin is pleased to offer POF guests a reduced room rate of $159.00 with no resort fees.


    For those staying at the hotel, overnight self-parking is reduced to $20 per day.  Daily self-parking is reduced to $10 per day.

    Please use the link below to make your hotel reservations  Please book your room by October 2, 2020.


    Book Hotel Now




    • October 24, 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
    Register

    Exhibit Booths at Vision Preview 2020


    Exhibit booth fee includes a 8' by 10' booth.  1 sign and representative name badges per show.  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 2020 POF Exhibitor Agreement.


    * Exhibitor & Expo Kits will be emailed when available *

    The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS: A reduced room rate of $159.00, Self parking is $20 per overnight and $10 per day. Click below to book online by October 2nd, 2020.

    Book Hotel Now

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