Meet Our Staff

A staff dedicated to serving your eyecare needs with a personal touch.

Practice Awards

Nominated and Accepted to Cleinman Performance Network (represents top 5% of Optometric Practices in the U.S.).

Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry, the first in Rock Hill, SC. 

Britt Blackwell, O.D.

Dr. Blackwell

Dr. Britt Blackwell was born in Rock Hill, S.C. and has one younger brother. He and his wife Matha have two children, Christina and Phillip. Dr. Blackwell understands the importance of family and friends and realizes his patients are the reason for his success.

Dr. Blackwell has done many preschool vision screenings in the community as well as serving as a community volunteer in his childrens' public schools. He has also served on the Rock Hill School Board for eight years. He did not run for reelection in 2002. Dr. Blackwell was chosen 2003 Physician of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee. Dr. Blackwell was one of the first three optometrists in the nation to become a Certified Medical Investigator, Level V, in July 2003.

Dr. Blackwell was appointed to the SC State Board of Education from 2007 through December 2010.  He was elected to the York County Council in November 2010 and presently serves as chairman of the county council.

Dr. Britt Blackwell, A History

Northwestern High School, graduated 1974

  • Ranked in top 6 of class senior year and 1 at end of junior year
  • Society of Outstanding American High School students
  • Officer, National Honor Society
  • Furman Scholar
  • Officer, Latin Club
  • Member, Health Careers Club and Spanish Club
  • Pre-acceptance to a 5-year medical program

Graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978

  • Dean's list and graduated with honors
  • Member of Sigma Tau Epsilon honorary Science Club
  • Member and officer in Beta Theta Pi fraternity

School of Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina, withdrew to attend optometry school

  • Top 10% on the National Dental School Entrance Exam
  • One of the first three in class accepted
  • Ranked in top ten of class while attending

School of Optometry at the Medical Center of the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, graduated May 1985

  • One of two South Carolina students accepted
  • Also accepted to the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN
  • Ranked in the top 10% in nation on Optometry School entrance exam
  • Dean's List
  • Student member of American Academy of Optometry; American College of Optometric Physicians, American Optometric Student Association
  • AOA section on contact lenses
  • Rotations in the following clinics: Primary Care; Pediatric; Center for Development and Learning Disorders; Family Practice Clinic; Binocular Vision; Contact Lens Clinic; Development Vision, V.A. Hospital; Special Diagnostic Procedures Clinic; Low Vision; also performed many school screenings.
  • Named to many National and Southeastern Who's Who publications, including the 1993/1994 Dictionary of International Biography
Professional Licensure:
  • National Boards (Parts I and II)
  • South Carolina State Boards
  • North Carolina State Boards
  • Hospital Diagnostic Privileges (Piedmont Medical Center)
Member of:
  • Eye Care Council
  • American Optometric Association
  • South Carolina Optometric Association
  • American College of Optometric Physicians
  • Contact Lens Section, AOA
  • American College of Forensic Examiners, Inc.
Dr. Blackwell Provides:
  • General and Pediatric Eye Care
  • Eye Disease/Injury Treatment
  • Contact Lens Specialist
  • Sports Vision
  • Industrial Vision Consultant
  • Corneal Refractive Therapy
General Information:
  • Elected in November 1994 and 1998 as Trustee of the Board of Education, Rock Hill School District #3
  • SCOA Executive Committee, served 3 years
  • Certified Medical Investigator, Level 5

Dr. Blackwell also provides service to attorneys and CSI units as a Certified Medical Investigator, Level 5.

Martha Blackwell: Office & Insurance Manager

Martha is currently the insurance manager at Blackwell Eye Associates. She has been with the practice for over 15 years and can help with any of your needs. She is a native of Rock Hill and graduated from Northwestern High School and Winthrop College. Martha and her husband have a daughter that lives in Raleigh with her husband and puppy Bentley. Their son is studying game design at SCAD in Savannah, GA. She enjoys camping, reading, and working in the yard.  

Alicia Wilson: Optometric Technician / Contact Lens Technician

picture_040.jpgAlicia has been in the optometric field for 2 years. She is married and has two children Damien and Autrie. She graduated from York Comprehensive High school, and attended York Tech. She is an active member and Sunday School teacher at Faith Baptist Church, Clover SC. She enjoys photography, camping and kayaking with family in her spare time. 

Cindy Moss: Optician

Cindy is our optician with over 15 years experience. She grew up in Rock Hill, SC and graduated from Rock Hill High School. She is married with two children. In her spare time she enjoys performing on stage at Narroway Productions, camping, and motorcycling with family. 


Gayle Hardin: Receptionist 
picture_038.jpgGayle is the receptionist at Blackwell Eye Associates. Raised in Greenville, SC but recently moved to the Rock Hill area due to her husband's job. She graduated from USC upstate with a B.S. in psychology. In her spare time she likes to read, ice skate, and take their spoiled dog on walks.  

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Blackwell Eye Associates
1268 Ebenezer Road
Rock Hill , SC , 29732