Objectives of the NLAO are to:
Promote and advance optometric arts and sciences in all their branches, to include the knowledge skill standard and proficiency of its members in the practice of optometry and to maintain the honour and integrity of the optometric profession.
Aid in the furtherance of measures designed to improve vision and prevent visual impairment and disability
Co-operate with and assist public and private optometric associations, agencies and commissions engaged in the task of providing or financing optometric care.
Promote measures designed to improve standards of eye care and the practice of optometry.
Improve the welfare and social standards of its members and encourage the co-operation of its members in the protection of their legal and equitable rights.