Dr. Meredith grew up in Mount Airy, Maryland, about 40 miles west of Baltimore. She attended undergraduate at Virginia Tech, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a concentration in microbiology. It was during this time that Dr. Meredith developed an interest in entering into the health field. After Virginia Tech, she attended optometry school at Pennsylvania College of Optometry. At PCO, she served as President of the Maryland Optometric Student Association and tutored several courses. Shortly after graduating optometry school, Dr. Meredith moved to the Virginia Beach area to begin her career.
Her rotations throughout school exposed her to a variety of ocular diseases including macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. This helped to spark Dr. Meredith's interest in the management of ocular disease as well as improving one’s vision through contact lenses and glasses.
“The eye is the only organ where you can see blood vessels without cutting into the body! Many diseases can manifest in the back of the eye including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or other systemic diseases. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed with any of these conditions, a dilated eye exam is important because a disease may show changes in the back of the eye before you notice any systemic symptoms. So by looking at the back of the eyes, you can get a pretty good idea of someone’s overall physical health!”
Dr. Meredith met her husband during her undergraduate years at Virginia Tech. In their free time, they enjoy spending time outdoors, attending concerts, running, and discovering local restaurants and breweries. They also like to travel down to Blacksburg, VA a few times during football season. Go Hokies!