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Important 2020 Event Info

August 2020

Earn all 20-Hours of Required Continuing Education From Home in 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Florida Board of Opticianry voted to allow Opticians the choice to complete all their continuing education requirements via home-study through December 31, 2020!

What does this mean for you?  You have a choice on how to complete your 2019-2020 education requirements.

1. Attend any of POF's Live Conferences

POF has worked diligently to provide Florida Opticians with live education in a safe environment.  All live events will practice proper social distancing (1 attendee per 6' classroom table/space), POF will provide face masks and a personal hand sanitizer to every registrant, event hotels will provide daily temperature checks and daily deep cleaning in the education rooms.  Due to social distancing requirements, seating is extremely limited to all live events.

POF Member - Full Registration $117

Standard (non-member) - Full Registration $227 (daily registration options available)

2. Complete your requirements via the home-study courses listed in pofce.org. 

POF has over 28 hours of home-study courses to choose from; including Laws & Rules, Reduction of Medical Errors, and HIV/AIDS. 

POF Members - first 5 courses are free, then $7.50 per hour

Standard (non-member)  $7.50 per hour (pay as you go)

3. Complete your requirements via the POF Virtual Show

On August 31, all POF Virtual Show registrants will receive an email with a unique link to access to over 35 hours of amazing video education content. All education content and videos may be viewed 24-hours a day and completed at your own pace.

**No PDF's to read, no tests to print and mail back.  Simply log in, watch the education video, and follow along with the PowerPoint presentation.  At the end of each education video, a short quiz will pop up right on your screen for completion.  Once you pass the quiz, you will automatically receive a copy of your continuing education slip.  POF will submit all your completed courses to CE Broker for tracking.

Member - Virtual Show Education Access $117

Standard (non-member) - Virtual Show Education Access $227

 


2020 Legislative Update


Friday, March 13th, 2020 marked the final adjournment of the 2020 Legislative Session, also known as, “Sine Die.” While House Bill 707 passed in its chamber, every effort was made to ensure that Senate Bill 1124 would not move forward without amending all healthcare professions from the bill. Opticians around the state and our allies in other states, sent over 10,000 emails to Florida Legislators stating their concerns. We are happy to report that both House Bill 707 and Senate Bill 1124 were indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration.

Professional Opticians of Florida would like to thank each and every Optician, patient, doctor, family member and friend who took the time to make a positive impact on Opticianry in Florida.

Professional Opticians of Florida will be reaching out soon with a plan to continue to protect Opticianry in the 2021 session with a local legislative outreach. Please continue to support Opticians for Better Vision, your Political Committee.

Congratulations on your victory!


Steve Geller, Esq.

Broward County Vice-Mayor

Former Florida Senator

Professional Opticians of Florida Lobbyist

 

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The Professional Opticians of Florida was established in 1981 and has been associated with the Opticians Association of America (OAA) for many years. During this time, our members have had the opportunity to attend leadership conferences and various meetings that have helped them with management skills and leadership training. At these conferences we have been able to share ideas and have problem solving discussions.

As National issues impacting Opticians have arisen, it has been beneficial to have a National unified voice that can speak to these issues. We are proud to be members of the OAA and look forward to a strong relationship in the future.

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Professional Opticians of Florida is committed to continuing our proud tradition of offering only high-quality education with our “home study” courses that are hosted on pofCE.org.

Only top instructors in the optical profession were asked to research and write courses that are interesting and relevant to you. Each course has been reviewed by a panel of experts to ensure that all information is the most accurate and up-to-date.

All home study courses available on pofCE.org are approved by the Florida Board of Opticianry for the renewal of your Florida optician's license. Florida provider 50-1645.

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