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


OCHCO Bulletin VA-Public Service Loan Forgiveness

  VA Central Office                                                                                        June 15, 2022 Washington, DC OFFICE OF THE CHIEF HUMAN CAPITAL OFFICER (OCHCO) BULLETIN SUBJECT: Public Service Loan Forgiveness Update This OCHCO Bulletin...

read more

Equipment Connectivity to VA Systems

Please see the below link as recommended by Dr. Ballinger.  It contains the information relative to equipment purchases that are allowed or not allowed to be connected to VA systems, the reasons relative to such as well as links to supporting documents and policies....

read more