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

COVID-19 Information

Please review this information from the American Optometric Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology and the CDC regarding COVID-19: Guidance for VA outpatient care can be found on the Optometry HQ Announcements Page (updated 04/01/20) NAVAO Read more…

NAVAO Constitution

The NAVAO Constitution has been amended to reflect changes to the Constitution Article IV, Section IV (Newsletter requirements) and By-laws Article I Section1 and Article II (Retired VA Optometrists Membership) as voted on by the Read more…