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

2019 NAVAO Meeting

The registration period for the 2019 NAVAO Meeting has ended.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando! Thursday, October 24, 2019 Business Meeting (Members Only) – 7:15 pm Plated Dinner & Reception – 8:00 Read more…

Revised VA Handbook 5017/15

  Thank you for your comments regarding Special Advancement for Achievement (SAA) and Special Advancement for Performance (SAP) in the revised VA Handbook 5017/15 which is posted to the VA Optometry Service News page. We Read more…