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.

Call for Nominations: 2020 David M. Worthen Awards for Excellence in Health Professions Education

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE October 15, 2019 VHA Team: I am pleased to announce the acceptance of nominations for the 2020 David M. Worthen Awards for Excellence in Health Professions Education. Established in 1988, this award program recognizes exceptional Veterans Health Administration (VHA) education champions who are deserving of special recognition for their contributions in enhancing health professions trainee education. It was named after the late David M. Worthen, MD, former head of Read more…

Call for Papers – Military Optometry – Submissions Due December 1, 2019

Call for Papers Hindsight: Journal of Optometry History Theme Issue: Military Optometry We welcome submissions to Hindsight on topics relating to the history of optometric care in the military.  Examples of such topics could include how the role and recognition of optometrists in the military has evolved, personal experiences of practicing optometry in the military, how the way optometry is practiced in the military has influenced the optometric profession, optometry in the Veterans Administration, and profiles of military Read more…

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…

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/ . 

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…