A native of Binghamton, New York, Dr. Paige Thompson graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York in 2011. While at Syracuse, she competed on the Division 1 Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field teams. She also attended the University of Colorado at Boulder as a non-degree student and worked in research prior entering Optometry school in August 2012. Dr. Thompson received her Doctor of Optometry in 2016 from Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University and was Valedictorian of her class. While in optometry school, Dr. Thompson worked as a teaching assistant in the Clinical Skills and Optics Lab, as a tutor, and as an assistant in the Admissions Department.