Meredith Graham (nee Abbott) graduated Bachelor Applied Science (Optometry) at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, in 1997 with First Class Honours. She has worked in both corporate and independent optometry practices. Currently, she is in practice with her husband Paul Graham, also an OEP faculty member, on the Gold Coast.
Meredith became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists in 2011. Meredith’s professional interests include: paediatric vision care, vision therapy and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Meredith began her journey with the OEP Clinical Curriculum in 2006 and became an instructor in training in 2014.
Meredith and Paul have 3 children. Together, they enjoy their coastal lifestyle, swimming, boating and paddling in the surf and creeks, with the mountains just a short 30 minute drive to the west. As a family, they have travelled and camped around Australia, amongst their most notable trips, camping in the Simpson Desert and touring Kakadu National Park.
Meredith has volunteered numerous times for AHHA (Australian Health Humanitarian Aid, previously the Vietnam Vision Project), providing optometric pre-operative care for cataract surgery in Vietnam. She joined Rotary International in 2006, and whilst serving, her favourite role was as District Chair of the National Youth Science Forum (NYSF), helping senior secondary students to discover emerging careers in science.
Meredith enjoys teaching and educating others about the importance of vision. She regular speaks at schools and for community groups, as well as to her peers.
- Named Paul Harris Fellow 2012
- President’s Award (ACBO) for Service to Behavioural Optometry 2013
- 10 year service Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads 2016