Meet Your Optometrists – The Graham Hill Eyecare team comprises experienced optometrists, skilled in-house optical technician and friendly optical assistants and professional receptionists who keep everything running like clockwork.
After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1996, Mark joined the Graham Hill Eyecare team in 1997. In addition to his optometry degree, Mark also completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Ocular Therapy in 2004 as well as a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration in 2005. Mark is the only eyecare practitioner in the Goulburn Valley approved by CASA to administer pilot’s vision assessments.
Dedicated to the local area, Mark further enhanced his understanding of the local community by completing the Fairley Leadership Program in 2007. He is also currently serving as chairman of the Greater Shepparton Foundation and sits on the regional advisory board of Shepparton La Trobe University. Mark took over the directorship of Graham Hill Eyecare in 2019.
Since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1964, Graham has had a very busy optometry career. In addition to building this highly successful eyecare practice, Graham has constantly been involved in optometric affairs. He has been Chairman of the Optometrists Registration Board, on the State and National Executive Councils, President of the Australian College of Optometry and has also served as a senior teaching clinician at the University of Melbourne.
Graham’s commitment to the industry has awarded him an OAM for his professional and community services, as well as the Ivor J Lewis Medal for outstanding services to optometry.
Graham was also awarded life membership to the Australian College of Optometry for his services to the college and a hall of fame award to the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce. Graham continues to maintain an unwavering enthusiasm and commitment to delivering service and advancing the profession.
Jenni graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1991 and in 2003 completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics. She holds a special interest in complex contact lens fittings including orthokeratology and keratoconus management and has completed additional studies in this field.
Through her contact lens specialty, Jenni became a fellow of the Victorian College of Optometry in 1992. Heavily involved in the community, Jenni has been involved in many local organisations and was instrumental in establishing the Optometry Clinic at the Rumbalara Aboriginal Medical Centre.
Sao commenced her optometry career in 2009 after graduating from the University of Melbourne. She enjoys all aspects of optometry, with patient care and satisfaction being her highest priorities. She is trained in orthokeratology and complicated contact lens fittings and also has a keen interest in myopia control and children's vision.
When she’s not at work, Sao participates in many running events and triathlons throughout the year and also volunteers as a guide for vision-impaired runners.
Sharon is a Shepparton local who returned home after completing her Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry at Deakin University in Geelong in 2018.
With several years of local eyecare experience, Sharon enjoys the personal nature of optometry and is passionate about delivering quality eyecare tailored to the needs of each individual patient.
Outside of optometry, Sharon is an active member of the Shepparton community. She enjoys being involved with the Exchange Church Shepparton and is a member of the Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra, playing the violin.
In her leisure time, Sharon enjoys catching up with family and friends or indulging in a good book.
Nupurpreet, also known as "Nup," is the newest addition to the optometry team at Graham Hill Eyecare. She has been a resident of Shepparton since 2009 when she moved with her family from India.
Nup completed VCE at Notre Dame College in 2018 before pursuing biomedicine at La Trobe University and later, transferring to optometry studies at Deakin University at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus.
Nup's work experiences and volunteer positions since high school have instilled in her an infectious positive attitude and a dedication to providing the best vision care to her patients. Her passion for healthcare, coupled with her language skills in Punjabi and Hindi, further enhance her ability to provide exceptional patient care. Nup will commence practicing optometry with the Hill Eyecare team from August 2023.
our optical support & styling team
A valued member of our team, Trevor has been the Graham Hill Eyecare Optical Technician since 1985. Trevor is particularly skilled at lens edging, fitting, tinting, frame adjustments and repairs. Having Trevor as a full-time, on-site technician means we can deliver a fast turnaround time on spectacles and lenses. It also means that the majority of repairs can be done on-site and often on the same day.
Our Spectacle Team
Our Reception Team
Ready to welcome you with a smile and ensure your bookings are handled efficiently, our professional reception team includes Cherie Keating, Erin McCarroll and Zoe Bullen. Cherie, Erin and Zoe keep our practice wheels turning. They ensure that convenient appointment times are locked in, all patient enquiries are answered and that our optometrists are kept organised.