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
OD Salary Survey
Dear Residency Trained Optometrist, The objective of the NAVAO is 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,...
Akorn Pharmaceutical Recall
Akorn Operating Company LLC has ceased and shutdown all operations due to bankruptcy. The Akorn Trustee is initiating a voluntary recall of various within-expiry human and animal products as a result of the closures and discontinuation of the Quality activities....
Call To ODs RE: Florida’s “not-a-doctor” bill
To: Federal Service ODs who maintain FL licenses Re: Florida's "not-a-doctor" bill Florida Senate Bill 230 is on the Florida Governor's desk. If this bill becomes law, its negative effects on our profession will be far-reaching. What you can do: Call every day, Monday...
OAA Bulletin – May 10, 2023
OAA Bulletin May 10, 2023 Apply Now - OAA Designated Education Officer (DEO) Certificate Program The Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) invites you to apply for the OAA Designated Education Officer (DEO) track of the Uniformed Services University of the...
Call to action – your voice can make a difference!
Urgent Request Contact Governor DeSantis and request a VETO to SB 230 Have you heard of the "not-a-doctor" bill? Florida Senate Bill 230 now sits on the Governor's desk and optometry's voice needs to be heard. Senate...