Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity
Welcome to the Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity (NOSTRA)! We are the premiere manufacturing facility for the Optical Fabrication Enterprise (OFE), setting the standard for military medicine and the optical community.
Our team consists of over 210 Military, Civilian and Contract personnel, and we take great pride in "PROVIDING THE SIGHT TO FIGHT!"
We manufacture quality eyewear for active duty service members, retirees, contractors and public service workers.
NOSTRA is home to the Tri-Service Optician School (TOPS) for the Navy, Army and Air Force. TOPS is an intensive six month course of instruction with successful students certifying as opticians. The program is recognized by the National Academy of Opticianry; upon completion, students will receive full credit toward an associate degree within the Virginia Community College System. In 1991, the National Optician’s Accreditation Association conferred full accreditation for both the Laboratory Technician and the Dispensing Technician programs, the only Optician School in the nation to have both programs fully accredited.
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