FY22 Associated Health and Nursing Allocation Requests/Standards of Excellence (SoE) Reports

Message from Dr. John Townsend to All VA Optometric Residency Coordinators/Directors: The Office of Academic Affiliations Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022 Program Announcement for Associated Health Professions Trainees that includes Optometry Residents has just been released. The AY 2021-2022 Optometry Standards of Excellence (SoE) in Clinical and Interprofessional Education/Training will need to be submitted by all requesting optometry residency programs. Please ensure that your VA facility Designated Education Officer (DEO) requests VA optometry resident trainees by Read more…

COVID-19 Information

The CMS’s specific guidance on reopening facilities to provide nonemergent and non-COVID-19 health care is in effect. Under this framework, state-by-state decisions will guide when and how doctors and practices can resume delivery of complete, comprehensive care. Each individual VA facility, along with their Network Directors’ leadership, is currently developing a response to resume care .  Please work with local leadership to communicate your clinic’s needs. The following VA Guidance for COVID-19 Related Care can 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 membership present at the NAVAO business meeting.