National Association of VA Optometrists
Many resources available here including promotion guide, meeting minutes, VA guidelines, etc.
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 Resources for Hiring Trainees
The VA may utilize flexible hiring authorities for previous VA trainees when filling open staff positions. Here are some helpful resources: Trainee Recruitment and Hiring Resources (internal VA) -...
OAA Bulletin – March 29, 2023
OAA Bulletin 03292023
ACOE Communication on timeline for anticipated phase out of Accreditation of Optometric Technician Programs
Link to memorandum: 2023 03 Memo re Tech programs phase-out plan (002) Please see the linked Memorandum from Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) Chair, G. Timothy Petito, O.D., providing members of the communities of interest the timeline associated...
ACOE COVID-19 Update and Call for Comments on Accreditation Standard 184.108.40.206 – please reply by April 19, 2023
In early February 2023, the Biden administration announced its intent to end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency on May 11, 2023. The attached Memorandum provides important guidance for accredited programs from the Accreditation Council on...
OAA Bulletin – March 1, 2023
OAA Bulletin 03012023 OAA Bulletin March 1, 2023 Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists Education Expansion Request for Proposal The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) is pleased to announce the VA-sponsored dietitians/nutritionists education...