​​On June 30, 2020, due to the challenges surrounding live classes during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Florida Board of Opticianry voted to allow opticians to take ALL 20 hours of continuing education by home study, for the 2019-2020 biennium only.


Although it may be reinstated, the Emergency Rule change will only be in effect for 90 days. So you have between now and September 30, 2020 to complete the home-study courses.


That's right! You can fulfill your CE requirements and never leave the comfort and safety of your own home.


Optical Seminars is offering a complete, 20-hour package of ALL the classes you need to renew, for only $149. That's less than $7.50 per credit hour.  This applies to all opticians, including Board Certified and first-time renewers. Click below to purchase the 20-hour package:






Be sure to include your preferred e-mail address when paying.


​Within 24 hours you will receive all of the courses and answer sheets, as well as a detailed instruction sheet on how to complete the course of study..


If you need fewer than 20 hours, call (352) 848-4222 to order your classes today.


If you had already signed up for and paid for one of our currently scheduled live events, simply send us an e-mail stating you prefer to do the home study hours instead. There is no additional charge!


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Get ALL 20 hours from the comfort and safety of your home!

Currently available home study classes include:
  • Florida Laws and Rules for Dispensing Opticians (2 hours)
  • Initial Florida Laws and Rules for New Florida Opticians (2 hours)
  • Reduction of Medical and Ophthalmic Errors (2 hours)
  • HIV-AIDS: A Primer for Ophthalmic Professionals (1 hour)
  • Apprentice Orientation Class (2 hours)
  • Essential Management and Supervision Skills for ECPs (2 hours – elective)
  • Polarization and Sunwear (1 hour – technical)
  • Common Optical Disorders (1 hour – technical)
  • Increasing AR Percentages (1 hour – technical)
  • Competing with On-Line Spectacle Sellers (1 hour – elective)
  • Anisometropia in the 21st Century (2 hours – technical)
  • Living in the Material World (1 hour – technical)
  • The Dark Side of the Blue (1 hour - technical)
  • Contact Lens Solutions (1 hour – contact lens/technical)
  • Contact Lens Dos and Don’ts (1 hour – contact lens/technical)
  • Contact Lenses: A Primer for Optical Professionals (2 hours - contact lens/technical)
  • The Evolution of Contact Lenses (1 hour - contact lens/technical)
  • Fresnel (1 hour - technical)
  • Cleanliness and Hygiene for ECPs (1 hour - technical)
  • The "Perfect" I&R Session (1 hour - technical/contact lenses)

If additional home study hours are required, or if you are not a member of Optical Seminars, you may purchase them through our on-line partner at MyTableMesa.com . Once you get to their website, simply search for "Optical Seminars." You will  then see all the courses that are available for only $10 per credit hour. These are video classes, but you can also follow along with the printed script. 


IMPORTANT: Once you have completed the course, click on the tab that says TEST on the upper, right-hand of the page. You will then be able to transcribe your answers on Table Mesa's form. Your test will be automatically and immediately graded, and you will be informed whether you passed or failed. If you failed, you must take a different, separate course. (You only get one chance to pass, and that is a Board rule, not our rule.) If you passed, you will be notified and you may immediately print or receive your certificate of completion by e-mail. Your participation in the class will be reported to CE Broker within 72 hours of your completion. Good luck!



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Members of Optical Seminars, and everyone who attends a live, Optical Seminars event receives two FREE home study hours for every day they attend. This means for every 8-hour day you attend, you actually receive 10 hours of continuing education! This is legal and perfectly acceptable, provided you do not complete the home study class on the same day you attend live classes. 


(By the way: If you are a member of Optical Seminars you may attend all in-classroom hours if you prefer.)

Home Study COURSES