Our Mission

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.

Serving our Nation's Veterans

Latest News and Posts

NAVAO Elections

This is an election year for NAVAO officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer). According to the NAVAO Constitution, the President and Vice-President have a two term limit. The Secretary and Treasurer may serve an indefinite Read more…

OAA Bulletin

The OAA 75th Anniversary PAO-DEO Toolkit, provides easy-to-use guides, slotted materials, social media campaign content and frames, infographics and digital signage content, and much more for local facilities to celebrate VA’s health professions education mission Read more…