Dr. Paula Kelbley was born and raised in New Riegel, Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She continued her education at Ohio State to earn her Doctor of Optometry in 2018. After graduation, Dr. Kelbley completed her residency training in Pediatrics and Binocular Vision at the Indiana University School of Optometry.

During her residency she found her passion to teach optometry students as a clinical instructor. She continues her clinical teaching where it all began, The Ohio State University! Outside of the office and classroom, Dr. Kelbley enjoys playing volleyball and softball, and loves to travel.