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
CY23 COLA for optometrists
Update regarding the COLA from Workforce Management and Consulting (WMC): WMC has been informed that corrections to Optometrists pay tables (Q and VP) have been completed as of February 10, 2023. Optometrist pay corrections have been initiated and/or processed by VISN...
Farewell to Dr. Scott Slagle
Farewell to Dr. Scott Slagle National Program Executive Director Optometry On behalf of the Specialty Care Program Office, we would like to recognize and thank Dr. William “Scott” Slagle for serving as the National Program Executive Director, Optometry from...
CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory: Outbreak of Extensively Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Associated with Artificial Tears
CDC Advisory Link: PDF The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is issuing this Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about infections with an extensively drug-resistant strain of Verona Integron-mediated Metallo-β-lactamase (VIM) and Guiana-Extended...
Share w/ Local Trainees: DUE FEB 14 – Register for VA Recruitment Meet and Greet Event for 2023 Positions
Even if your site is not currently recruiting, your current and former trainees may sign up to meet with other VA locations. To ensure that our trainees all receive this information, this is being shared with a wide internal audience. We rely on YOU to get the word...
The bipartisan VA clinician appreciation, recruitment, education, expansion, and retention support or CAREERS bill was introduced in the US Senate by Senator Tester (D-Mont) and Senator Boozman (R-Ark). The goal of the bill is to bolster the recruitment and retention...