2019 NAVAO Meeting Registration Now Open

Please join us October 24th for the annual NAVAO Meeting/Reception! Thursday, October 24, 2019 Business Meeting (Members Only) – 7:15 pm Plated Dinner & Reception – 8:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Amos, OD, MS, DOS, Dean and Professor Emeritus The School of Optometry, The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hyatt Regency Orlando 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Florida Ballroom A Register  by Wednesday, October 16* NAVAO Members & NAVAO Guests – $40 NAVAO Read more…

Voting Polls OPEN for NAVAO Elections

The voting polls are now OPEN for NAVAO executive committee positions.  Please go to https://www.navao.org/election-ballot/ to cast your vote. Polls will close August 31.  Only members with active membership for 2019 will be able to vote (resident and clinical/research fellow members do not have voting privileges).  The President and Vice-President have a two term limit. The Secretary and Treasurer may serve an indefinite number of terms. Here is the Election Process as per our By-Laws: “The Read more…

2019 NAVAO Resident Scholarship

NAVAO is offering six (6) $700 scholarships for NAVAO Resident Members in 2019. To receive the scholarship*, candidates must: Be an NAVAO Member Register for the NAVAO Reception/Dinner Meeting Submit their completed application by September 27. Must include CV and Letter of Recommendation Scholarship awardees will be notified via email by October 7 and presented with the award at the NAVAO Reception/Dinner Meeting October 22. Join NAVAO Meeting Registration NAVAO Resident Scholarship Application *Scholarship generously 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…

2019 NAVAO Call for Nominations

The nomination period has ended.  Please be on the lookout for the election and voting period beginning August 15. This is an election year for NAVAO officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer)! The President and Vice-President have a two term limit. The Secretary and Treasurer may serve an indefinite number of terms. NAVAO is now taking nominations for elected Executive Board positions.  Please log in and follow the link for details. The deadline to nominate 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/ .