Meredith Graham (nee Abbott) graduated Bachelor Applied Science (Optometry) at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia, in 1997 with Honours. She has worked in both corporate and independent optometry practices. Currently, she is in practice with her husband Paul Graham, also an OEPF 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 favorite 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.
- BAppSc(Optom)Hons 1997
- FACBO 2012
- Behavioiural Optometry unit Masters programs UNSW 2004
2007 National Children’s Vision Conference “Patterns of Spectacle Use in Children – an Optometrist’s Perspective”
2011 QV Conference “Vision Therapy workshop”
2011 Convergence Insufficiency, co-presented 3 day course/workshop with Paul Graham
2013 NACBO Conference “Successful Vision Therapy”
2014 Austswim conference “The link Between Vision and Learning”
2017 Gold Coast City Council Libraries “Screen time – How Much is Too Much” & “Infant and Toddler Development”
2018 International Congress of Behavioural Optometry (ICBO) “Space Volume” and “Just Sleep on It”
- Named Paul Harris Fellow 2012
- President’s Award (ACBO) for Service to Behavioural Optometry 2013
- 10 year service Rotary Club of Burleigh Heads 2016
Differences in the Accommodation Stimulus Response Curves of Adult Myopes and Emmetropes. Ophthal Physiol Optics. 1998:18;13-20
Timolol lowers intraocular pressure but does not inhibit the development of experimental myopia in chick Exp Eye Res. 2000 May;70(5):659-66
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