Dr. Overlease, a board certified ophthalmologist, graduated with honors (B.S., magna cum laude) from the University of Tulsa. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas - Houston. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Overlease performed a transitional internship year at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was then selected for and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Missouri - Kansas City.
Upon completing his residency, Dr. Overlease was selected for a glaucoma fellowship program at the highly respected Dean McGee Eye Institute of the University of Oklahoma, which he completed in 2008.
Dr. Overlease is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.