Dr. Kaylee Wood was born and raised in Cambridge, Ontario. She received an Honours Bachelors of Biomedical Science from the University of Waterloo in 2011 and an Honors Doctor of Optometry Degree in 2015.
Dr. Wood is very involved with her community. Organizations include Rotary and Rotaract where she served as the President of the Rotaract Club of Waterloo and was a recipient of a Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Dr. Wood was a client volunteer and served as a member of the local public education team for the CNIB. She was also a member of the University of Waterloo Optometry Lions club. Most recently, Dr. Wood held the position of president for the University of Waterloo School of Optometry, Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH). In this role she organized over 100 students and five mission trips to provide eye care to developing countries around the world. Dr. Wood participated in a mission trip to Casma, Peru and as part of her primary care rotation she volunteered at the Foundation for International Self Help in Kingston, Jamaica.
Dr. Wood completed an externship in ocular disease and therapeutics at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas. While in Dallas, she managed diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, provided low vision services, and learned a little Spanish.