Stephen joined Somerville and Merrin as a first year graduate Optometrist in 2005 after completing his degree at Queensland University of Technology with First Class Honours. He also completed his Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2008.
As well as providing general eye care to the Toowoomba community, he also has interests in ocular disease management, nursing home eye examinations, and ortho-keratology contact lenses. He traveled to Uganda in 2011 on a short-term mission trip to provide eye care in a remote medical clinic.
Outside work he enjoys walking, playing the viola, volunteering with his wife on the church coffee team, and raising his young family.