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Heatherlyn Burton, CAE 

2018 OAOP Leadership Optometry 


Leadership Optometry is a statewide program to select, challenge, develop and educate those involved in the optometric profession, who have demonstrated an interest in local or statewide issues.  The program is designed to be a series of issue-oriented experiences, which are based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership.

Leadership Optometry is open to all OAOP members.  Participants are selected on ability, interest in their community or profession and insight for effective leadership. 


The course consists of five (5) separate day sessions.  Classes are held in a location that best relates to the topic studied.  As with all worthwhile endeavors, this program requires a definite commitment of time on the part of each participant.  (Spouses and children are not included in meetings, with the exception of graduation.)

Attendance is mandatory for successful completion of the program.  Absence from more than one full session or accumulation of partial sessions will make the participant ineligible to graduate.

Participants must pay their own transportation. When indicated lodging will be provided complimentary to classmates that share a room.


Beginning April 5, 2018 in conjunction with the OAOP Vision Summit with three sessions througout the summer, and a final class session with graduation will be at the OAOP’s Fall Conference in September 20-22, 2018.  


Submit your online or printed application by Friday, February 2, 2018. All sections of the application must be completed. Send printed applications to: OAOP - Leadership Optometry, 4850 N. Lincoln Blvd, Ste A, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

OAOP will announce candidates on February 16, 2018.