NAVAO

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.        

Open Positions

View current VA job openings on USA jobs.                                                                

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

 

Latest News and Updates

 

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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Latest News and Updates

 

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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Newsletters

 

COVID-19 Dual Compensation Waiver Extension Guidance for VHA

On, December 29, 2021, the Office of Personnel Management extended the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delegated authority under the provisions of 5 CFR 553.202 and 5 USC 8344 and 8468 to waive the salary off-set when necessary to reemploy a Civil Service...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Outreach

VA Optometry colleagues: As many of you know, healthcare is in the midst of revolutionary changes.  This includes changes in the infrastructure of healthcare delivery within VA.  At the forefront, is the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline...

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Booster Communications

With the Omicron variant upon us,  our #1 defense against COVID-19 remains vaccination. Please continue to strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination with patients at every opportunity. Patients may choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at VA or at a community...

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Clinical Services FPPE-OPPE Clinical Indications Memo

  The purpose of FPPE and OPPE is to evaluate the clinical practice of licensed independent practitioners to ensure safe patient care. The FPPE/OPPE National Workgroup (NWG), in collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration Central Office’s (VHACO)...

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Optometry Service Call December 2021

Mandatory Business Rules for Local Policy Development 12-13-21 Integrated Ethics 10-20-21 Hospital Care and Medical Services in Foreign Countries 10-19-21 Privacy of Persons Re Photos Digital Imgs Video Audio recordings 11-29-21 Optimizing Health Care Value Program...

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Latest News and Updates

 

Newsletters

 

Request for Recent Publications for 1/21/22 Optometry Service Call

Greetings everyone, For our new segment to the monthly VA Optometry Service conference calls highlighting recent VA optometrists’ publications pertinent to eye care, please send any scholarly, peer-reviewed articles that were recently published (December/January)....

COVID-19 Dual Compensation Waiver Extension Guidance for VHA

On, December 29, 2021, the Office of Personnel Management extended the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) delegated authority under the provisions of 5 CFR 553.202 and 5 USC 8344 and 8468 to waive the salary off-set when necessary to reemploy a Civil Service...

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Outreach

VA Optometry colleagues: As many of you know, healthcare is in the midst of revolutionary changes.  This includes changes in the infrastructure of healthcare delivery within VA.  At the forefront, is the development of artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline...

Booster Communications

With the Omicron variant upon us,  our #1 defense against COVID-19 remains vaccination. Please continue to strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination with patients at every opportunity. Patients may choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at VA or at a community...

Clinical Services FPPE-OPPE Clinical Indications Memo

  The purpose of FPPE and OPPE is to evaluate the clinical practice of licensed independent practitioners to ensure safe patient care. The FPPE/OPPE National Workgroup (NWG), in collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration Central Office’s (VHACO)...

Optometry Service Call December 2021

Optometry Service Call December 2021

Mandatory Business Rules for Local Policy Development 12-13-21 Integrated Ethics 10-20-21 Hospital Care and Medical Services in Foreign Countries 10-19-21 Privacy of Persons Re Photos Digital Imgs Video Audio recordings 11-29-21 Optimizing Health Care Value Program...

Latest News and Updates

 

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...

read more

Latest News and Updates Again

 

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...

read more