Future Oklahoma Doctors of Optometry

Oklahoma is a wonderful place to live and a even better place to practice optometry. We invite you to get to know our state and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians during your student years. If you're a recent graduate who is considering moving to practice in Oklahoma, the OAOP can be a valuable resource while making the transition


Licensure in Oklahoma is obtained by the passage of the Oklahoma State Board Exams. To be a candidate for the Oklahoma State Board Exams please vist the Oklahoma Board of Examiners in Optometry website for requirements and application details.


The profession of optometry in Oklahoma is as diverse as its landscape.  Many new graduates find opportunities in the large metropolitan areas, but there are also many under served rural areas that need providers.

The scope of optometry practice in Oklahoma is one of the best in the nation. Practitioners in our state are able to treat a wide array of eye diseases, and have a wide range of therapeutic tools to choose from.


Wherever you decide to practice, membership in your state optometric association and the American Optometric Association is of vital importance. Without our associations to represent us in legislative, third-party, health care reform and Medicare, our profession would not be the organized, effective force in health care that it is today. Because of our associations, and the optometrists in our associations before us, today's optometrists are able to provide to patients the highest level of optometric patient care in history.

In Oklahoma, we have been fortunate to have a long history of dedicated optometric leaders, a highly organized and motivated Association staff, and generations of volunteer optometrists who have worked tirelessly to ensure many of the privileges that we enjoy today in our practices.