In May of 2017, the Disabled Veterans internet site suggested a proposal to eliminate optometry and audiology services at VA facilities. Under the proposal, Veterans would be outsourced to civilian facilities for optometry services. NAVAO submitted a response to The Honorable David J. Shulkin, The Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The letter underscored the importance of eye care provided by optometrists in VA.
The response to NAVAO from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs can be found below along with the letter from NAVAO can be found here