James R. Overlease, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in glaucoma and cataract management and surgeries. Dr. Overlease graduated magna cum laude with a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Texas in Houston, and completed a medical internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Overlease completed his ophthalmology residency training at the Eye Foundation of Kansas City at the University of Missouri. During his last year of residency he was selected to be chief resident. He furthered his training by completing a glaucoma fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Overlease is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, the Missouri State Medical Association and the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.