Dr. Kayla Smith completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan where she also was a varsity member of the Ferris State University cross country and track team. She received her Doctorate of Optometry from University of Missouri Saint Louis in 2019. Dr. Smith completed a one-year post-doctorate residency at The Optometry Center for Vision Therapy in Austin, Texas, where she specialized in developmental optometry, pediatrics, traumatic brain injury, and vision therapy and rehabilitation. In addition, she worked directly with patients, one-on-one, on their vision therapy programs. Dr. Smith is a member of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD), American Optometric Association (AOA), and American Academy of Optometry (AAO). She is also a participating provider in the InfantSEE program through the AOA. In her free time, Dr. Smith loves reading, running, camping, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.