October 28-30, 2016  |  Exceptional Education & Exciting Exhibits  Bonaventure Resort & Spa

Optional Hands on Workshops

All workshops at Vision Preview have limited seating and are on a first come, first served basis and require an additional and pre-registration to attend.


Hands-On Frame Fitting & Custom Adjustments Workshops

Dates:  Workshop A October 28, 2016 2:00-4:00pm

Workshop B October 29, 2016 10:00am- Noon 

Every patient deserves a well-handcrafted, multi-dimensional, and personalized frame fitting in order to enhance comfort, stability, and their long-term wearability. Learn frame fitting techniques with instructional and direct hands-on experience in the assessment of eyewear while in-place and on the face of the patient with the application of handcrafted fitting skills.

The hands-on workshops are presented by Hari Bird and Jerry Campbell, both veterans of ophthalmic dispensing. They are passionate about teaching and restoring the craftsmanship of hands-on-the-patient frame fitting techniques. Plan to bring a few of your favorite hand tools to the session.

This workshop meets the Board of Opticianry requirement for all Apprentices to take a two hour Hands-On Frame Fitting course before becoming licensed.


LIVE ABO/NCLE Exam Prep Onsite at Vision Preview


ABO Saturday October 28, 8:30am -3:30pm

NCLE Sunday October 29, 8:30am -3:30pm

POF, in conjunction with the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), is pleased to offer ABO and NCLE live Exam Prep Courses. These live ABO/NCLE exam preps are 6 hours each and are conducted by full time Opticianry program instructors that will review the exam materials and assist you in your exam preparations. Instructors will answer your questions and help you prepare by studying appropriate materials in advance of your exam. Next live Exam Prep courses will Oct 28 & 29th in Weston, FL.

POF Members  Advance Registration Fees for:

 NCLE PREP   : $109
ABO PREP  : $109
Price for registering and attending BOTH: $149
 Non-members Add $10 per course

For details on these reviews and to register




Introduction to Optical Tools & Instruments  for Future Opticians

Dates: Workshop B October 29, 2016 8:00-10:00am

Join us for our newest hands-on workshop designed for future Opticians and those new to ophthalmic dispensing. Topics covered will include; proper methods for use of tools & instruments used for frame adjustment prior to measurements for lens design, initial adjustment, bench straightening, eyewear verification, final dispensing, repair and adjustments after dispensing. Participants will have the opportunity to work with multiple tools, instruments, lenses and frames.

Two Hour Hands On Workshop $29


Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation

  Dates: TBA

Webinar or in-person; it’s your choice.  Join us for an interactive session designed to help you understand everything you need to know about being an Apprentice Optician in Florida.   POF has new programs designed to help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to complete your Apprentice program and start your career as a Professional Optician!


All Florida Apprentices are required to attend an approved two-hour Apprentice/Sponsor Orientation course within one year of registering for the program. Mark Miller, Executive Director of Professional Opticians of Florida, will be presenting an updated online version as well as an in-person class version of the approved Orientation Course.


Live:    FREE with Conference Registration

  $29 without Conference Registration


*All prices are listed an an early rate discount; standard prices will be slightly higher.