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

 

Latest News and Updates

 

Newsletters

 

Optometry Service Call September 2021

Open Optometry Positions USH Memo 10-2021-14 COVID 19 Travel Update for VHA Staff 8-23-21 USH Memo 10-2021-16 Temporary_Moratorium_for_Non-COVID-19_Mandatory_and_Required_Training VHA Directive 1101.03 Solid Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation 8-23-21 VHA Directive 5019.01...

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NAVAO Elections Now Open

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...

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Candidate Profile and Statements 2021

Candidate(s) for NAVAO President:  Molly B McGinty-Tauren, O.D., FAAO (Battle Creek VAMC, MI) Current NAVAO office: NAVAO Vice President 2019 to present Past NAVAO experience: NAVAO Treasurer 2017 to 2019 NAVAO Events Committee, Chair, 2015-2017 Practice location...

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NAVAO Meeting 2021

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!

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Optometry Service Call August 2021

VA Optometry Service Conference Call Minutes 8-20-21 Open Optometry Positions Operational Memo 2021-08-11 Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)Approach Operational Memo 2021-08-16 Information and Instructions for updated Instructions for Use (IFU) from Medtronic Operational Memo...

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Latest News and Updates

 

Newsletters

 

Optometry Service Call September 2021

Optometry Service Call September 2021

Open Optometry Positions USH Memo 10-2021-14 COVID 19 Travel Update for VHA Staff 8-23-21 USH Memo 10-2021-16 Temporary_Moratorium_for_Non-COVID-19_Mandatory_and_Required_Training VHA Directive 1101.03 Solid Organ, Tissue and Eye Donation 8-23-21 VHA Directive 5019.01...

2021 NAVAO Meeting and Reception Registration

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2021 NAVAO Meeting and Reception Registration

Please select an option below to begin registration for the 2021 NAVAO Business Meeting* and Reception:    [maxbutton id="1" text="Resident Members and Fellows"...

2021 NAVAO Meeting and Reception Registration

Please select an option below to begin registration for the 2019 NAVAO Business Meeting* and Reception:    [maxbutton id="1" text="Resident Members and Fellows"...

NAVAO Elections Now Open

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...

Candidate Profile and Statements 2021

Candidate(s) for NAVAO President:  Molly B McGinty-Tauren, O.D., FAAO (Battle Creek VAMC, MI) Current NAVAO office: NAVAO Vice President 2019 to present Past NAVAO experience: NAVAO Treasurer 2017 to 2019 NAVAO Events Committee, Chair, 2015-2017 Practice location...

NAVAO Meeting 2021

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!

Optometry Service Call August 2021

Optometry Service Call August 2021

VA Optometry Service Conference Call Minutes 8-20-21 Open Optometry Positions Operational Memo 2021-08-11 Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)Approach Operational Memo 2021-08-16 Information and Instructions for updated Instructions for Use (IFU) from Medtronic Operational Memo...

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