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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

14th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Nepalese Association of Optometrists (NAO), has been successfully conducted 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kathmandu under the chairmanship of Mr. Sanjeeb Kumar Mishra, President of NAO.

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 

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