Our Mission

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, 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.

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2019 NAVAO Resident Scholarship

NAVAO is offering six (6) $700 scholarships for NAVAO Resident Members in 2019. To receive the scholarship*, candidates must: Be an NAVAO Member Register for the NAVAO Reception/Dinner Meeting Submit their completed application by September Read more…