2020 Boston VA Optometric Research Fellowship Announcement

VA Boston Healthcare System and its affiliate, The New England College of Optometry, are proud to offer a two-year, post-residency fellowship involving clinical research, education, and clinical training. Mission: To cultivate a strong foundation for lifelong learning and achievement, and to promote commitment to optometric research and advanced clinical care. At least 75 percent of the fellowship time is to be devoted to any of the following: clinical, biomedical, rehabilitation, or health services research, including Read more…

2020 VA Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program: Call for Applicants

Benefits of participation in this program include formal sessions for fellows in Washington, DC and other locations addressing health and aging policy along with general career development and professional enrichment content; a nationally recognized mentor to assist the fellow’s policy and career development; and participation in an ongoing community of peers and mentors to advance knowledge and practice to improve the Nation’s health and the profession. VA Fellows must be nominated by the Office of 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…