Supporting and promoting vision services for children and adults.
The National Association of Vision Professionals (NAVP) was established in May 1976. The Association began with six charter members representing six states. Since that time, the association has grown in numbers and influence as an organization of members deeply concerned with prevention, detection and follow-up of vision services for pre-school-age children up to adults of all ages.
What Drives Us
The National Association of Vision Professionals
Established in May 1976 as an organization concerned with prevention, detection, and follow-up of vision services for pre-school, school-age children and adults.
Any person, in any agency, whose main task is vision-related, is eligible for membership in NAVP. Our association is a diverse group of members including educators, volunteers, nurses, administrators, fund-raisers, eye doctors, screeners and audiologists. Many are exclusively involved in vision, eye screening, and teaching.
Beginning in 1977, NAVP has sponsored an annual national conference for its members and other persons concerned with vision. The conference provides a forum for presenters to share their knowledge and expertise relative to the association’s interests. Each conference is hosted by a rotating member agency in that member’s state. This provides individuality in conference planning and enables attendees to hear a variety of speakers on a wide range of topics concerning vision. These conferences have provided the opportunity to build a vision network of active vision professionals.
NAVP is registered as a non-profit association with the federal government. Membership dues and any other monies earned by the association are used only for association business and functions to best serve the entire membership.
What We Do
Serve as a forum for ideas on vision conservation and eye health of all people.
Provide leadership and planning to improve and expand vision conservation and eye health programs nationally.
Coordinate and cooperate with agencies and groups responsible for the provision of services aimed at vision conservation and eye health.
Develop and promote educational programs for the public in vision conservation, eye safety and eye health.
Promote the development of training programs for individuals preparing for careers in the field of vision conservation and eye health.
Develop professional standard for employment in the field.
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