2020 Call for Courses Submission Window Now Open

The Lectures & Workshops Committee invites you to submit courses in consideration for Academy 2020 Nashville, October 7-10, 2020. The submission window will remain open until 5:00 PM ET on Friday, January 31, 2020. In particular we encourage the submission of new and innovative courses as well as novel course topics so that we may continue to offer a cutting-edge and original educational program. Please consider submitting for our newest course format our ACE courses which will offer Read more…

The Eighth Annual Secretary’s Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards Program

The Eighth Annual Secretary’s Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards Program (VIEWS 1579890)  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is now accepting nominations for the Eighth Annual Secretary’s Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards Program. These awards recognize exemplary contributions by VA managers/supervisors, employees and teams who work to create a diverse VA workforce, cultivate an inclusive and engaged workplace, and provide outstanding customer service. Award eligibility criteria and additional information are attached and available on the Read more…

VA Optometry Service Conference Call Minutes 11-15-19

VA Optometry Service Conference Call Minutes 11-15-19 Open Optometry Positions VHA Directive 1034 Prescribing and Providing Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, and Hearing Aids 10-24-19 VHA Directive National Pharmacy Benefits Mgmt Drug Safety Alert Distribution 10-24-19 VHA Directive 1231 Outpatient Clinic Practice Management 10-18-19 VHA Directive 1140.12 Dementia System of Care 10-18-19 VHA Directive 1170.03, Physical Medicine and Rehab Svc 11-5-19 VHA Directive 1400.01 Supervision of Physician, Dental, Optometry, Chiropractic and Podiatry Residents 11-7-19 VHA Notice 2019-21 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.

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…