set of hand tools necessary for the fitting of eyeglasses
lensometer or vertometer or similar instrument
colmascope or similar instrument, when manufacturing glass lenses
of sample frames and mountings
or similar instrument and slit lamp or similar instrument if
fitting and adapting contact lenses pursuant to subsection 64B12-10.009(2),
of trial soft contact lenses, if fitting and adapting contact
lenses pursuant to subsection 64B12-10.009(2), F.A.C.
64B12-10.007 Minimum Equipment Requirements.
Authority 484.005(2) FS. Law Implemented 484.002(3), 484.005(2)
-- New 12-6-79, Formerly 21P-10.07. Amended 5-31-87.
21P-10.007, 61G13-10.007, 59U-10.007. Amended 8-16-04. Click
here for reference.
State Board of Opticianry
Continuing Education Requirements
20 hours total per biennium for license renewal
11 hrs. Technical (To include 4 Contact Lens hours if Florida
Board CL certified only.)
hrs. Prevention of Medical Errors
hrs. Elective (To include 1 HIV-AIDS hour upon first-time license
The Florida Board of Opticianry requires all first-time applicants to attend a 2 hour minimum, hands-on-the-patient Frame Fitting Workshop before licensure can occur.
Opticianry apprentices must complete 6,240 hours of practice under the direct supervision of a Florida licensed optician before sitting for examination by the National Commission of State Opticianry Regulatory Boards, NCSORB.
Call 877-425-8852 to report unlicensed activity.
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lectures and tests can take an Optician's skills only so far.
It is time for touch-and-feel, Hands on the Patient training.
Only one on one craftsmanship training provides this.
Craftsmanship cannot be learned virtually.
"Handcrafted frame fitting, i.e., touch and feel, hands-on dispensing,
cannot be outsourced to lectures or virtual sources. It is an art form,
which requires actual and multi-dimensional contact with the patient."
HANDS ON THE PATIENT
WORKSHOP TRAINING AVAILABLE
"It is incumbent on those who know, to teach those who do not know.
It is incumbent on those who do not know to surrender their ego."
Board of Opticianry accredited, and Florida
State Board approved CE
hours for Intermediate and Advanced
Level Opticians in Handcrafted
are currently offered under the sponsorship of POF,
the Professional Opticians of
Florida. Click or Call 855-410-2700 to arrange for Training Session.
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