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The Professional Opticians of Florida Commit to Vision Expo East 2021 as an Official Supporter

Professional Opticians of Florida to Join Vision Expo East in June

Alexandria, VA – April 5, 2021 – The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, organizers of Vision Expo, today announce that the Professional Opticians of Florida  will join Vision Expo East 2021, taking place June 2-5 in Orlando, Florida, as an official supporter .  Established in 1982, the Professional Opticians of Florida, representing more than 4,000 Florida Licensed Opticians, is dedicated to enhancing the competency of opticians, advancing the profession of opticianry, working to resolve the governmental policy issues affecting opticianry and to protecting the health and welfare of the public.

Vision Expo East 2021 will take place at the Orange County Convention Center.  The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits will open Thursday, June 3.  To register for Vision Expo East’s Exhibit Hall and Education, click here

“We are excited to partner with Vision Expo in Orlando this June,” said Dee Pace, Executive Director of the Professional Opticians of Florida.  “We look forward to offering valuable continuing education courses and participating in the amazing networking and learning opportunities that Vision Expo offers.”

At Vision Expo East, the Professional Opticians of Florida will have a presence at the OptiCon®@Vision Expo Hub and will provide four hours of Florida-required continuing education, including two hours of Laws and Rules and two hours of Reduction of Medical Errors.  Course descriptions are included below:

Florida Rules and Regulations

This course is designed to familiarize the licensed optician with the laws and rules in which they operate and ensure they have a complete understanding of them. All Florida-licensed opticians are required to take laws and rules during each renewal. This is to ensure that each optician is acting within the law to protect the public and his or her license.
Following the course, the participant should be able to: understand the difference between laws and rules; understand the basics of F.S 484 3; and understand the basics of 64B12.

Reduction of Medical Errors

This course will begin with a checklist and tips for troubleshooting optical problems and challenges. Then, participants will play an ‘Optical Jeopardy’-inspired game covering topics in ophthalmic optics, contact lenses and anatomy of the eye.

“We are excited to welcome the Professional Opticians of Florida and its members to Vision Expo East 2021,” said Fran Pennella, Vice President, Vision Expo, at Reed Exhibitions.  “In the spirit of the industry coming together again, we are thrilled to have the support of this important organization and its rich membership as they join us in Orlando this June.”

The courses offered by the Professional Opticians of Florida will be part of VisionEd, Vision Expo’s newly branded, sought-after education program dedicated to seminars, workshops and presentations where attendees can hone their craft in courses led by renowned experts in clinical research, business, fashion and marketing. In addition, OptiCon®@Vision Expo returns with an unmatched education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, contact lens technicians and ophthalmic allied professionals. To learn more and register to experience the industry’s leading educational offerings, please click here.   

For more information on Vision Expo, visit visionexpo.com and follow Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  

About Vision Expo   
Vision Expo East and West are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit VisionExpo.com and follow Vision Expo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.     

About The Vision Council  

As the vision care leader in enabling better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. Furthermore, through a partnership with Think About Your Eyes, The Vision Council supports consumer education around eyewear and eyecare.  

About Reed Exhibitions  

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants.  

Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexhibitions.com