National Association of VA Optometrists

Member Resources

Many resources available here including promotion guide, meeting minutes, VA guidelines, etc.


Continuing Education

Multiple free CE courses available to members. Click here to view courses.


VA Optometry Service Calls

Archive of past minutes and resources from service calls.


Mission Statement

The National Association of VA Optometrists (NAVAO) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1977. Our Board and Committee Members are all volunteers.

The objectives of the NAVAO are to encourage and promote the best possible primary eye and vision care for our nation’s Veterans and to promote the education, training, professional growth, and welfare of optometric staff, research/clinical fellows, residents, and students.

The NAVAO is also dedicated to fostering camaraderie and professional development among VA optometrists. Any VA staff, attending, consultant, research/clinical fellow, resident optometrist, or any other optometrist having an interest in VA optometry is eligible for membership.

Latest News and Updates


NAVAO Elections Now Open

The polls are now OPEN for elections of the 2021-2023 NAVAO officers! Please click here to read the Candidate Statements. Click Here to Vote Please note that the polls close on September 30, 2021, so be sure to vote now! The results of the elections will be announced...

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NAVAO Meeting 2021

Save the date! - The Annual NAVAO Meeting is confirmed for Thursday, November 4 and will be held during Academy 2021 Boston! The NAVAO Business meeting will begin at 7pm followed immediately by our annual reception. Registration COMING SOON!

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