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2014 Annual NAVAO Meeting - Registration is Open!

The National Association of VA Optometrists (NAVAO) Meeting will be held concurrently at the AAO meeting.

NAVAO Members should log-in, then register under the Member Area Pages or News page.
Non-members should register by clicking here.


NAVAO Business Meeting
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Denver (Meeting Headquarters Hotel)
650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

NAVAO Annual Meeting & Reception
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM - End
Hyatt Regency Denver (Meeting Headquarters Hotel)
650 15th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Casser, OD, FAAO
2014 NAVAO Meeting Invitation

Reservations are now being accepted on a space available basis with a $15 late registration fee. Meeting registration closes on October 31st.
 

NAVAO Scholarship Opportunity

The NAVAO would like to announce eight, $250 scholarships, for use at the American Academy of Optometry available by application to current, active resident NAVAO members!

To apply, the residents should submit a statement of intent for use of the scholarship for the American Academy of Optometry in 200 words or less and also a current Curriculum Vitae.

The deadline for the scholarship application is October 15th.

Recipients of the scholarship will be announced by October 31st at the annual NAVAO Meeting.

Scholarship funding is provided by American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry (ABCMO) and IET (International Engineering Technology) Foundation. The statement of intent and their CV should be submitted to: info@navao.org
 

About the NAVAO

The National Association of VA Optometrists (NAVAO) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1977. 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, residents, and students. The NAVAO is also dedicated to fostering camaraderie and professional development among VA optometrists. Any VA staff, attending, consultant, research fellow, resident optometrist, or any other optometrist having an interest in VA optometry is eligible for membership.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Professional recognition in a national optometric organization
  • Access to FAQ sheets on topics of interest to VA optometrists
  • Opportunities to network with other VA optometrists
  • Access to information about policies and guidelines that affect VA practice
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to the annual NAVAO business meeting and dinner
  • Access to minutes of the monthly VA Optometry Service conference calls

The NAVAO is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(6) non-profit tax-exempt organization.

Please click on the 'Join Us' tab to the left and select your appropriate membership category to join.

Thank you for your support of VA Optometry!

Sincerely,

Nancy Wong, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO

President, NAVAO

 

Join NAVAO

We would like to announce Dr. Sara Schamerloh from the Northern Indiana HCS as the winner of our "early bird" drawing and Dr. Matthew Anderson from the James H. Quilen VAMC in TN as the winner of our random drawing for free 2015 membership.

Current or former members can simply login to the members area of the NAVAO website and follow the instructions to renew at the top of the page.

Prior members with expired membership should also login to the members area to renew as your membership information will still be in our database. Please click on the Forgot User Name/Password link if you cannot remember your login information.

New members (those who have never been a member of NAVAO) should join by visiting the Join Us page and selecting the appropriate membership category. Thank you!

Please join now and support VA Optometry!

 

2013 NAVAO Annual Meeting

NAVAO held its annual business meeting and reception on October 24, 2013 at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry Meeting.

Many thanks to all of our members and distinguished guests in attendance. Our keynote speaker was Dr. Robert Newcomb, founding president of NAVAO.  David Danielson was also recognized for his many years of dedicated service to VA optometry.  We look forward to seeing our members at next year's meeting in Denver!
 

Photos from the 2013 NAVAO Annual Meeting

Dr. Gay Tokumaru, Receives Immediate Past President Service Award

Dr. Gay Tokumaru, Receives Immediate Past President Service Award



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