Doctors

Doctors, this is your landing page for all things regarding membership and other resources provided by the OAOP. Within this section of the website, you can find benefits of being a member, information on third party issues and resources, leadership and committee lists, along with OAOP partners. Some of the sections are restricted to OAOP members only; you will have to provide your OAOP username and password to access that information. Please explore the opportunities and programs that the OAOP offers, and, as always, we thank you for your continued support and membership.

As a member of the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP) you will be able to take advantage of all that membership has to offer, including:

Continuing Medical Education The OAOP is committed to providing the highest quality of continuing medical education with experts from around the nation at the annual OAOP Vision Summit, Fall Conference, and District CME events.

Legislative Representation For years, OAOP and longtime government relations professionals FKG Consulting have worked to successfully expand and defend the scope-of-practice for optometric physicians, protect funding for health care, and fight for common senses rules and regulations for governing optometry. Our success has made Oklahoma one of the most favorable destinations for ODs in the country."The OAOP is a well-respected voice among lawmakers at the State Capitol. It is almost unheard of for an association of this size to be so well organized and influential. As an active member and a lawmaker, I can say without a doubt that our eye doctors are well represented among policymakers." Representative Dr. Carl Newton, Cherokee

Leadership Optometry Our Leadership Optometry classes teach ODs to engage in community, political and media leadership and to maximize their influence inside and outside of their profession. "The best way to enrich your career and get the most enjoyment out of it is to be involved in the OAOP." Former OAOP President Dr. Jeff D. Miller, Stillwater

Third Party Consultation Our certified professional coder, Joyce Ardrey, provides members with the latest information regarding insurance systems. Members and their staff may get individual advice from Joyce and attend monthly webinars regarding the latest developments in insurance and optometry.

Superior Professional Networking Meet your fellow optometric physicians and join the OAOP family! Our members learn business and medical best practices from each other, help one another advance their careers, and even cover each other's practice needs in the case of medical emergencies."I believe the OAOP is the most dedicated, active association of ODs out there. Our work has delivered a superior scope of practice and the best rules and regulations governing optometry in the country. As a result, we are attracting the best ODs and paraoptometrics to Oklahoma and the OAOP." Former OAOP President Dr. David Hall, Okmulgee & Bixby

A Voice for Independent Optometry We are proud that Oklahoma is one of only three states where optometry is practiced in independent clinics instead of corporate box stores. We will up for Oklahoma's ODs and quality, independent vision care in the Legislature and in whatever other arena is required."As doctors, we value an environment where we can pursue the best medicine and the best course of action for our patients, not a corporate bottom-line. The OAOP has succeeded for decades in protecting optometry from corporate intrusions, and we will continue to fight those battles on behalf of our members."  Former OAOP President Dr. Michelle Welch, Idabel

Discounted Rates from OAOP Preferred Vendors & Partners

  • 3000 Insurance Group - Professional Liability, Worker's Compensation, Cyber Liability, Disability, Health, Life and more.
  • IC Systems - Patient Debt Collection Services
  • OOGP - Frames, lenses, etc.
  • Heartland - Credit Card Processing & Payroll Services