Sunday, April 21, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 8:55            Fresnel Prisms and More (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

8:55 - 9:45            HIV-AIDS (Required/Elective, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Raising the Bar (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 -2:30          All New Geriatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            Pediatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susi Untracht


Thursday only

$ 79​ (*)


This seminar includes 4 hours of home-study courses, making this in essence a 20-hour weekend. All the hours you need to renew your license, including 4 hours of contact lens courses for Board-Certified opticians.

2024 Schedule

(Scroll down to see your city/event)


​Scroll WAY down to see 2025 schedule!


____________________________________________

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 8 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

$ 79​ (*)


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 79.00


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 79.00

____________________________________________

Ocala - July 20,  2025

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.

$ 79​ (*)

​Saturday only

New Port Richey - February 23,  2025

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 79.00

Thursday only

$ 79​ (*)

Orlando - September 18-19, 2024

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

____________________________________________



2026 Schedule of Events

Best Western Gateway Grand

NW 97th Boulevard

Gainesville, FL 32606

​(352) 331-3336​​

Jacksonville - May 18-19, 2024

____________________________________________

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education, all for only

$ 79.00


This seminar's hours include 4 hours of

home-study, making this event 

20 hours of continuing education, all for only

$ 149.00

Both days

$ 149​ (*)

$ 79​ (*)

Ocala - July 14, 2024

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.

$ 149​ (*)

Both days

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.


Saturday, May 18, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

​10:00 - 11:45     The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:40         Fresnel Prisms and More (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

1:40 - 2:30            Expanding Your Optical Vocabulary (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 3:35            Communicating with Tact & Diplomacy (Elective, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

3:35 - 4:30            The "Perfect " I&R Session (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record



Sunday, May 19, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration
8:00 - 9:45            All New Geriatric Dispensing  (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record            
10:00 - 11:45      Raising the Bar (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record
11:45 - 12:45      Lunch​
12:45 -2:30          When to Divorce a Lens (Technical CL, 2 hrs.) - Danielle Polite

2:45 - 3:35            Gas Permeable Lenses (Technical CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite

3:35 - 4:30            Myopia Management (Technical CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite









Saturday, March 15, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules  (Required - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:40         Rx Troubleshooting (Technical - 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

1:40 - 2:30            Prescribing Eyewear (Technical - 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

2:45 - 4:30            Soak Up the Sun - Sunglasses, Polarization, Transitions (Technical - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


Sunday, March 16, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            New Technical Class (TBA) - Dr. Linda Paey

10:00 - 11:45      New Technical Class (TBA) - Dr. Linda Paey 

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:40         HIV-AIDS and CLs (Technical, CL - 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

1:40 - 2:30            The "Perfect" I&R Session (Technical, CL - 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

​2:45 - 4:30            The Evolution of Contact Lenses (Technical, CL - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center

5316 US Highway 19

New Port Richey, FL 34652

​(727) 847-9005​​

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

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Members of Optical Seminars simply

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Saturday, June 8, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

​10:00 - 11:45     The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch
12:45 -2:30          When to Divorce a Lens (Technical-CL, 2 hours) - Danielle Polite

2:45 - 3:40            Gas Permeable Contact Lenses (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite
3:40 - 4:30            Myopia Management (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite



Sunday, June 9, 2024


7:00 - 7:55           Registration

8:00 - 9:45           All-New Ask the Doctor (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

10:00 - 11:45     Do You See What I See? Through the Patient's Eyes (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

11:45 - 12:45     Lunch

12:45 - 2:30        All New Geriatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.)

2:45 - 3:40           Fresnel Prisms and More (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

3:40 - 4:30           Expanding Your Optical Vocabulary (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record​​

$ 79​ (*)

Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center​

5316 US Highway 19 N

​New Port Richey, FL 34652

​(727) 847-9005

​​

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.

Note: If you attended hours in Jacksonville  last year, attend again on Sunday this year and you'll have all the hours you need! 

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Dania - October 18-19,  2025​​

2025 Schedule

(Scroll down to see your city/event)


$ 79​ (*)

​Sunday only

$ 79​ (*)

​Thursday only

$ 79​ (*)

​Saturday only


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 79.00

Wednesday, September 18, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 8:50            Fresnel Prisms and More (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

8:50 - 9:45            HIV-AIDS (Required/Elective, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      All New Geriatric Dispensing  (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:40         Rx Troubleshooting (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

1:40 - 2:30            Prescribing Eyewear (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

2:45 - 4:30            Interviewing Skills (Elective, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record



Thursday, September 19, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

​10:00 - 11:45      The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch
12:45 -2:30          When to Divorce a Lens (Technical-CL, 2 hours) - Danielle Polite

2:45 - 3:40            Gas Permeable Contact Lenses (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite
3:40 - 4:30            Myopia Management (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite
​​

$ 79​ (*)

​Saturday only

Ft. Myers -  August 18, 2024


(*) If a seminar is cancelled or rescheduled, your registration fees will be applied to a future event.


​You may also request a refund.


All dates, courses, instructors and locations for 2025-2026 subject to change.



Copyright 2024 - Optical Seminars

​(All Rights Reserved)

Ocala Hilton

3600 36th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34474

​(352) 854-1400

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need to register for partial day(s), call (352) 848-4222.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need to register for partial day(s), call (352) 848-4222.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 8 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

Final Seminar of the Biennium!

​20 hours - LIVE!

Tampa Bay Area

New Port Richey

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

November 15-17, 2024


Options!


You may attend all 20 hours live, or 

you may attend Saturday and Sunday only and complete 4 hours of home-study classes.

Either option is only $149

$ 79​ (*)

Sunday only

Embassy Suites and Conference Center

USF - Busch Gardens

3705 Spectrum Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33612

​(813) 977-7066​​

$ 40 (*)

​Friday only

____________________________________________

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


This weekend's hours include 4 hours of

home-study, making this event 

20 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 149.00

Ramada Inn Conference Center

3130 Hartley Road

Jacksonville, FL 32527

​(904) 268-8080

$ 149​ (*)

​Both days

Orlando - September 17-18,  2025

​(Wednesday/Thursday Event)

________________________________________

____________________________________________

$ 79​ (*)

Saturday only

August 17, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Headache and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

2:45 - 4:30            OTC and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht


​                                     



________________________________________

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

EVEN Hotel​

​Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

6231 Lake Osprey Road

Sarasota, FL 34240

​(941) 782-4400​​

To make reservations for a sleeping room at a discounted rate, click

HERE

Saturday, March 16, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 8:55            Fresnel  (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

8:55 - 9:45            Increasing Your Optical Vocabulary (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 10:55      Spectacle Lens Solutions for Driving in Poor Visual Conditions - John Zimmerman

10:55 - 11:45      Upgrade Your Standard Single-Vision - John Zimmerman

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 -2:30          Raising the Bar (Technical, 2 hours) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            Presentation Skills (Elective, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


Sunday, March 17, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            All-New Ask the Doctor (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

10:00 - 11:45      Try to Imagine...Through the Patient's Eyes (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

​12:45 - 2:30         Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

​2:45 - 4:30            The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


____________________________________________

$ 79​ (*)

​Saturday only

$ 79​ (*)

  Friday, November 15, 2024


4:00 - 5:00             Registration

5:00 - 5:50             Fresnel Prisms and More (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

5:50 - 6:45             Expanding Your Optical Vocabulary (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

7:00 - 7:55             Spectacle Solutions for Driving in Poor Visual Conditions (Technical, 1 hr.) - John Zimmerman

7:55 - 8:45             Upgrade Your Single Vision (Technical, 1 hr.) - John Zimmerman



Saturday, November 16, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Geriatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 10:50      Rx Troubleshooting (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

10:50 - 11:45      Prescribing Eyewear (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

​11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Florida Laws and Rules for ECPs (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record



Sunday, November 17, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration
8:00 - 9:45            The Evolution of Contact Lenses (Technical-CL, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record
10:00 - 10:55      The "Perfect" I&R Session (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record
10:55 - 11:45      HIV-AIDS-CLs (Initially Required/Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch
12:45 - 2:30         All-New Ask the Doctor (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

2:45 - 4:30            Do You See What I See? (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey ​​​​

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need to register for partial day(s), simply call (352) 848-4222.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.


Sunday, August 18, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 8:55            Fresnel Prisms and More  (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

8:55 - 9:45            Expanding Your Optical Vocabulary (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

​10:00 - 10:50      Rx Troubleshooting (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

10:50 - 11:45      Prescribing Eyewear (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch
12:45 -1:35          The "Perfect" I&R Session (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

1:35 - 2:30            HIV-AIDS and CLs (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record
2:30 - 4:15            The Evolution of Contact Lenses (Technical-CL, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record
​​

Holiday Inn Express & Suites at Sea World

10771 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32821

(407) 996-4100

(For special sleeping room rates, call the hotel directly and ask for

Valerie castro to make your reservation.)

​​

____________________________________________

Wednesday only

$ 79​ (*)

$ 79​ (*)


Saturday only

$ 79​ (*)


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education, all for only

$ 79.00

Sunday,  January 28, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 8:55            Fresnel Prisms and More (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

8:55 - 9:45            Increasing Your Optical Vocabulary (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Competing with Online Internet Sellers (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Ask the Doctor (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

2:45 - 4:30            Do You See What I See? (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

Ocala Hilton

3600  36th Avenue

Ocala, FL 34474

​(352) 854-1400​​


This seminar includes 4 hours of home-study courses, making this in essence a 20-hour weekend. All the hours you need to renew your license, including 4 hours of contact lens courses for Board-Certified opticians.

____________________________________________


This seminar includes 4 hours of home-study courses, making this in essence a 20-hour weekend. All the hours you need to renew your license, including 4 hours of contact lens courses for Board-Certified opticians.

Both days

$ 149​ (*)

Ft. Lauderdale - October 19-20, 2024

(Dania)

____________________________________________

Hampton Inn - Miami Airport

777 NW 57th Avenue

Miami, FL 33126

​(305) 262-5400

​www.hamptoninnmiamiairport.com


This event includes

4 hours of

home-study, making it 

20 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 149.00

Ft. Myers - August 17,  2025

Courtyard by Marriott - New Location!

(Airport-Cruiseport)

400 Gulfstream Way

Dania, FL 33004

(954) 342-​8333


Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center

5316 US Highway 19

New Port Richey, FL 34652

​(727) 847-9005​​

$ 149​ (*)

​Both days

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​perception

www.optiboard.com

Miami - April 27,  2025

just sayin'

This guy is obviously suffering from anal glaucoma - a condition that causes the optician to call in sick, because they just can't see their butt going to work today!

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.

For special sleeping room rates, call the hotel and ask for Valerie Castro to make your reservation.


This event's hours include 4 hours of

home-study, making this event 

20 hours of continuing education, all for only

$ 149.00.​​

Sunday, May 18, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Ocular Disease and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

​2:45 - 4:30            OTC and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht


$ 79​ (*)

​Sunday only


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education, all for only

$ 79.00

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need to register for partial day(s), call (352) 848-4222.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.

Eye Centers of Florida

(Use south entrance)

4101 Evans Avenue

Ft. Myers, FL 33901​​

If you are interested in the Apprentice Orientation Course or the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 79.00

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The Embassy Suites restaurant is not open for lunch, but there are dozens of options within five minutes of the hotel.

Feel free to bring your own lunch as well.

$ 79​ (*)

​Sunday only

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.

Sunday, June 22, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:40         HIV-AIDS and CLs (Technical-CL/Required , 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

​1:40 - 2:30            The "Perfect" I&R Session (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            The Evolution of Contact Lenses (Technical-CL, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


​                                      (Once approved, some classes may be replaced with new ones)



$ 79​ (*)

​Saturday only

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 8 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 8 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

Tampa - March 15-16,  2025

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

Tampa - March 16-17, 2024


Embassy Suites by Hilton - USF and Busch Gardens

3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612

​(813) 977-7066



 


Maybe wearing those contacts for 6 months straight wasn't such a great idea after all. Then wearing them into a

less-than-hygienic hot tub was probably an even worse idea...just sayin'

Best Western Gateway Grand

​4200 NW 97th Boulevard 

Gainesville, FL 32606

(352) 331-3336

____________________________________________

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.

Ramada by Wyndham Conference Center

3130 Hartley Road

Jacksonville, FL 32527

​(904) 268-8080​​

New Port Richey - March 3, 2024


If you are interested in the Apprentice Orientation Course or the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.

Sarasota - January 28, 2024

____________________________________________

Courtyard by Marriott - Airport/Cruiseport

400 Gulfstream Way

Dania, FL 33004

​(954) 342-8333

​​

Both days

$ 149​ (*)


Sunday, July 14, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

​10:00 - 11:45     The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch
12:45 -2:30          'opias, 'itises, and Phobias (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            Presentation Skills and Public Speaking (Elective, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record​​


This weekend's hours include 4 hours of

home-study, making this event 

20 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 149.00

____________________________________________

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HEREto register for this event.

____________________________________________

$ 79​ (*)

If you are interested in the Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.

Miami - April 21, 2024

Holiday Inn Express & Suites at SeaWorld

10771 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32821

​(407) 996-4100

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 8 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.


All seminar details, including location, schedule, courses and instructors will be posted by

June 1, 2025.


Remember: For ALL cities, if you attend hours on a Sunday in the first year of the biennium (2025), and then attend again in the SAME city on a Sunday the following year (2026), and complete the four FREE home-study hours, you will have ALL necessary hours to renew your license. And you never have to leave

your home town!



Sarasota                              February 1

New Port Richey            February 22

Tampa                                   March 14-15

Miami                                   April 19

Jacksonville                      May 16-17

Gainesville                        June 13-14

Ocala                                    July 12 

Ft. Myers                           August 23

Orlando                              September 16-17

Dania                                   October 17-18

Tampa Bay                        November 27,28-29            


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education, all for only

$ 79.00

Sunday,  March 3,  2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            All New Geriatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 10:55      Rx Troubleshooting (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

10:55 - 11:45      Prescribing Eyewear (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30           The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record 

Gainesville - June 22,  2025

$ 79​ (*)

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

 Saturday, October 19, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

​10:00 - 11:45      The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch
12:45 -2:30          When to Divorce a Lens (Technical-CL, 2 hours) - Danielle Polite

2:45 - 3:40            Gas Permeable Contact Lenses (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite
3:40 - 4:30            Myopia Management (Technical-CL, 1 hr.) - Danielle Polite



Sunday, October 20, 2024


7:00 - 7:55            Registration
8:00 - 8:50            Fresnel Prisms and More (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record
8:50 - 9:45            Expanding Your Optical Vocabulary (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record
10:00 - 11:45      Raising the Bar (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record
11:45 - 12:45      Lunch
12:45 - 1:40         HIV-AIDS (Elective/Required, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record
1:40 - 2:30            Free-Form Technology - Understanding/Selling (Technical, 1 hr.) - Anthony Record
2:45 - 4:30            Presentation Skills (Elective, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record
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Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

October 18. 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         New Products for 2025 and Beyond (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            Strategies for Second-Pair Sales (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


October 19, 2025


7:00 - 7:55           Registration

8:00 - 9:45           OTC and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

10:00 -11:45      Pediatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

11:45 -12:45       Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Geriatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            The Science and Vision Behind Optical Illusions (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

EVEN Hotel​

​Sarasota Lakewood Ranch

6231 Lake Osprey Road

Sarasota, FL 34240

​(941) 782-4400​​


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education, all for only

$ 79.00

$ 79​ (*)

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

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Gainesville - June 8-9, 2024


Sarasota - February 2,  2025

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If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 8 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

Sunday only

$ 79​ (*)

$ 149​ (*)

​Both Days

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


This event includes

4 hours of

home-study, making this event 

20 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 149.00

$ 149​ (*)

​All 3 Days


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 79.00


This Sunday's hours include 2 hours of

home-study, making this event 

10 hours of continuing education. All for only

$ 79.00

$ 79​ (*)

​Wednesday only

Sunday,  February 23, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Living in the Material World  (Technical - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      MythBusters: Florida Opticians Edition (Technical - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Competing with Internet Optical Sellers (Technical - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            Strategies for Second-Pair Sales (Technical - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

What You End Up Getting If You Attend Classes With Some Other Providers

$ 79​ (*)

​Sunday only

Note: If you attended hours in Gainesville last year, attend again on Sunday this year and you'll have all the hours you need! 

$ 79​ (*)

​Sunday only

$ 79​ (*)


Sunday, July 20, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            MythBusters: Florida Opticians Edition (Technical - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Geriatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Pediatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

2:45 - 4:30            OTC and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht


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Members of Optical Seminars simply

​click HERE to register for this event.

September 17, 2025 - Wednesday


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:40         Rx Troubleshooting (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

1:40 - 2:30            Prescribing Eyewear (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley, LDO

2:45 - 4:30            The Science and Vision Behind Optical Illusions (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


September 18, 2025 - Thursday


7;00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            New Products for 2025 and Beyond (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 -11:45       Strategies for Second-Pair Sales   (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 -12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30        Pediatric Dispensing (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

2:45 - 4:30           OTC and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

Sunday, April 27, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Headache and the Ophthalmic Dispenser (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

​2:45 - 4:30            OTC and the ECP (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Susan Untracht

ECOF - Eye Centers of Florida

(Use south entrance)

4101 Evans Avenue

Ft. Myers, FL 33901

​​

Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center

5316 US Highway 19 N

New Port Richey, FL 34652

​(727) 847-9005

How someone with developing cataracts might perceive this image

November 19, 2025 - Wednesday


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            Florida Laws and Rules (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      The Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 1:40         Rx Troubleshooting (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley

1:40 - 2:30            Prescribing Eyewear (Technical, 1 hr.) - Kevin Whaley

2:45 - 4:30            The Science and Vision Behind Optical Illusions (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record


November 20, 2025 - Thursday


7:00 - 7:55           Registration

8:00 - 9:45           New Technical Class - TBA (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

10:00 -11:45      New Technical Class - TBA (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Dr. Linda Paey

11:45 -12:45       Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         New Products for 2025 and Beyond (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            Strategies for Second-Pair Sales (Technical, 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

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$ 149​ (*)

​Both Days

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Jacksonville - May 18,  2025

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 10 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.

Opti-Bored

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Wednesday only

$ 79​ (*)

How someone with macular degeneration might perceive this image

Sunday,  February 2, 2025


7:00 - 7:55            Registration

8:00 - 9:45            New Products for 2025 and Beyond (Technical - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

10:00 - 11:45      Presentation and Public Speaking Skills (Elective - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

11:45 - 12:45      Lunch

12:45 - 2:30         Florida Laws and Rules (Required - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

2:45 - 4:30            Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (Required - 2 hrs.) - Anthony Record

If you are interested in the 

Hands-On Adjustment Course, or if you need fewer than 8 hours, simply call (352) 848-4222 to register.


The required Apprentice Orientation course is available, on-demand, for FREE for all Florida apprentices. Simply go to our home page and access the course and a blank answer sheet by clicking on the appropriate blue boxes.

Hampton Inn - Miami Airport

777 NW 57th Avenue

Miami, FL 33126

​(305) 262-5400​​

$ 149​ (*)

​Both days

Tampa Bay - November 19-20

Wednesday/Thursday - New Port Richey