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


Health Professionals Education Week

Health Professionals Education Week.pdf Please see the above link of an announcement from Secretary McDonough regarding Health Professions Education Week to be held annually during the 3rd week of March. During this week, they are asking all VAMCs, VA DEOs, and...

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Additional Information Regarding VS GUI Release 1.7.12 and VistA Patch SD*5*3*796 and Impact to Patient Indicated Date when Rescheduling Cancelled by Patient and No-Show Appointments

Attachment: VS GUI Release 1.7.12 and VIstA Patch 5.3 796 final Attachment A The Office of Veterans Access to Care (OVAC) would like to provide the following guidance regarding recent scheduling software updates that occurred as part of VS GUI Released 1.7.12 of VS...

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