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


OAA Bulletin

Congratulations to Dr. Ryan Scilla, Director of Medical and Dental Education  Congratulations Ryan Scilla, MD, FACP, CPE, on being selected as the Director of Medical and Dental Education. Previously, Dr. Scilla superbly served as OAA's Acting Director of Medical and...

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OAA Bulletin

Save the Date: Annual OAA Advanced Fellowships (AF) Program Directors Call Please save the date for the Annual OAA AF Program Directors Call on March 14, 2024, from 1-2:30 p.m., ET. This is an opportunity for the AF team to share important announcements and hear from...

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