The National Association of Veterans Affairs Optometrists

NAVAO Meeting 2015

Attention NAVAO Members: The 2015 NAVAO Annual Meeting is currently scheduled in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry Meeting in New Orleans!

NAVAO Business Meeting
Thursday, October, 8, 2015 • 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Hilton Riverside (Headquarters Hotel) • Grand Ballroom C - 1st FL

NAVAO Annual Meeting and Reception
Thursday, October 8, 2015 • 8:00 pm - end
Hilton Riverside (Headquarters Hotel) • Grand Ballroom B - 1st FL

Registration information coming soon!

NAVAO Scholarship Opportunity for VA Residents 2015

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 Friday, September 11th.

Recipients of the scholarship will be announced by September 25th and at the annual NAVAO Meeting.  NAVAO Meeting participation is free for resident members of NAVAO.

Scholarship funding is provided by the IET (International Engineering Technology) Foundation and NAVAO. The statement of intent and their CV should be submitted to:

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!


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

President, NAVAO


Photos from the 2014 NAVAO Annual Meeting

Drs. Diana Adamcyzk, Linda Casser NAVAO reception 2014

Drs. Diana Adamcyzk, Linda Casser NAVAO reception 2014

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