January 20, 2022

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Optometry Services and How to Schedule VA Appointments | Department of Veterans Affairs | theSITREP

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In this series of theSITREP, Jim chats with Dr. Miranda about optometry services at the Department of Veterans Affairs: to include how to schedule an eye exam, types of lenses and frames available, does VA provide contact lenses or LASIK surgery, and much more. To view the other videos in this video series, check out the links below.

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ADDITIONAL VIDEOS ON THIS TOPIC AND OTHERS

Optometry Services and Scheduling

VA vs. Private Sector

Types of Lenses Available

Does VA Provide Contact Lenses?

Does VA Provide LASIK Surgery?

Does VA Provide Eye Medications?

Visual Rehabilitation

Does VA Pay for Private Sector Exams?

Types of Frames Available

How Often Should Veterans Have Exams?

VA Home Loans

How to Enroll in VA Health Care

VA Disability

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has three, separate administrations aimed to serve our country’s Veterans with an assortment of benefits that address the unique needs of every Veteran. To be sure you are interacting with the proper administration within VA, here are short descriptions for each VA administration:

VHA: VA’s Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

VBA: Veterans can earn a range of benefits that help them transition back to civilian life in the country they fought to defend. Through the Veterans Benefits Administration, VA helps servicemembers transition out of military service, and assists with education, home loans, life insurance and much more.

NCA: The job of the National Cemetery Administration is to make sure those who served this nation are never forgotten. NCA provides dignified burial services for Veterans and eligible family members by maintaining 142 cemeteries as national shrines and providing lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.

DISCLAIMER: The Department of Veterans Affairs does not endorse or officially sanction any entities that may be discussed in this video, nor any media, products, or services they may provide.

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