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The education of optometry started in 1998 to meet the shortage of eye health professionals in Nepal. The course started with a three years program which was upgraded to four years in 2005. With increasing number of graduates in optometry in Nepal, the optometrists felt the need of an association to maintain solidarity among fellow professionals and fight for the right of its members. 



No Nepalese remains needlessly blind



To increase the access of quality eye health services to people in need and increase eye health awareness among people



a. To strive to develop and extend high-level optometric care and make it accessible to the general population

b. To increase the demand for eye care services among people by increasing eye health awareness

c. To innovate and implement ideas for sustainable eye care in the country

d. To strive to uplift the academic level and skills of eye care practitioners.

e. To devote for the rights, welfare, security and protection of its members.

Eye Health Topics

Recent News

NAO Membership Form

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Workshop on Developing a Curriculum for Licensing Examination for a graduate Optometrist. ( B. Optometry & Equivalent)

The workshop on developing a curriculum for licensing examination was held at Seto Gurans in Maharajgunj. The event was organised by  Nepal Health Professional Council (NHPC). Member of Subject Committee( Optometry) and President of Nepalese Association of Optometrist presented a paper on the topic which was open for discussion in the presence of Optometrists working in different set up and hospital in Kathmandu Valley. The programme was also attented by the expert of NHPC. The session was chaired by the chairman of NHPC 

2nd Continuing Optometry Education(COE) on Advancing Optics and Ophthalmic Dispensing

NAO is organising second COE and sharing of advancement in the field of optics and ophthalmic dispensing. Presentations  will cover various practical aspects of dispensing. We are honoured to have Chairman Of Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh Prof. Dr. Tirtha Prasad Mishra as Chief Guest. The program will also be attended by represetatives of Nepal Health Professional Council and Apex body for Eye Health. 

We request all the members of NAO to present at the program to share our knowledge and views on the different topics. The program is on 9th July 2016 saturday  in Moon Light Cafe and Party Palace ,Dhumbarahi Chowk. Please call 9841406785 regarding any queries. Thank you.

Organising Comittee

2nd COE

Recent Events


Eye Camp in Ghat, Solukhumbu

Eye Camp in coordination with VOSH- SouthEast USA


Code of Ethics for Optometrists

The most awaited code of ethics for optometrists to practice in Nepal has been released by Nepal Health Professionals Council