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
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...
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!
The VA is mandating that all VHA health care personnel, including HPTs, be vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 7, 2021. Unvaccinated staff who interact with Veterans are putting Veterans at risk—and that’s a risk we simply cannot take. Please take action...
Program Announcement – SoE and Position Requests for AH FY23 Memo-Standards of Excellence and Position Requests for Associated Health FY23 FY2023OptometryStandards
FY23 Associated Health Allocation Requests and Standards of Excellence Forms Due September 17th Program Announcement – SoE and Position Requests for AH FY23 Memo-Standards of Excellence and Position Requests for Associated Health FY23...