American Public Health Association Vision Care Section Awards Submission Deadline – 5/31/2019

The American Public Health Association Vision Care Section Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the following 2019 APHA VCS Awards which will be presented at the 147th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, November 2-6 in Philadelphia. Distinguished Service Award and Distinguished Student Service Award: These two awards are the highest honor the VCS can bestow and is presented to a person, institution, or group who has made an outstanding or demonstrated continual high-quality service Read more…

2019-2020 VA Inter-Professional Polytrauma and TBI Rehabilitation Clinical Advanced Fellowship

Application Extended to May 31, 2018 for 2019-2020 VA Inter-Professional Polytrauma and TBI Rehabilitation Clinical Advanced Fellowship in Optometry James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital Tampa, Florida Please share this one year post-residency Clinical Advanced Fellowship in Inter-professional Polytrauma / Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation announcement to your current and former VA optometry residents. Details regarding the fellowship opportunity can be found in this link: 2019-2020 announcement 190214 UPDATED.

Response to Proposed Rulemaking on Access Standards

On February 22, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs published a notice of proposed rulemaking on Access Standards in the Federal Register. The National Association of VA Optometrists, in conjunction with multiple health care disciplines, offered a joint response to the proposal to advocate on behalf of Veterans’ health care.  The joint response may be found on: http://www.navao.org/public-comment-posted-to-the-federal-register/ . 

APHA 2019 Abstract Submission Deadlines Approaching

Abstract submission deadlines are rapidly approaching, with some as soon as Tuesday, Feb. 19. Take time now to prepare and submit an abstract to one of the many member groups for the opportunity to present at APHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo, Nov. 2-6, in Philadelphia. Abstracts related to all areas of public health are welcome, especially those that align with the Annual Meeting theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health.” Read more…

Call for papers – Optometry & Vision Science – Glaucoma Feature Issue 2019 

Call for papers – Optometry & Vision Science – Glaucoma Feature Issue 2019  CALL FOR PAPERS Imaging in Glaucoma Submission window: January 31, 2019 to June 1, 2019 Publication date: Fall 2019 Glaucoma is an important public health issue and to promote new discoveries and clinical advances related to glaucoma diagnosis, treatment, and disease mechanisms, Optometry and Vision Science will devote our first feature issue of 2019 to this topic. This coming feature issue will Read more…

2019 Membership Renewal – Deadline Extended!

Thank you to NAVAO members that have renewed membership for 2019! NAVAO’s strength and success is due to the dedication and involvement of our members. While the last day for registration was January 31, 2018, the late renewal fee will be waived for a short time.  You may register for membership by following this link:  Renew Membership.  We are also pleased to announce that there will be random drawings for free future membership! An early renewal and Read more…