The eye doctors at Blink Eyecare and Eyewear have over 40 years of combined experience in providing the most thorough preventative and medical eye care for children and adults. We are locally owned and independently operated in the Ballantyne neighborhood of South Charlotte, NC. We are not a franchise or chain store, and we proudly serve our neighbors from Blakeny, NC and Indian Land.
It is our mission to build personal relationships with our patients and make you a partner in the future of your vision. Blink Eye Care personally guarantees the right prescription and the right fit of your contacts and glasses. Our eye doctors will help you find that perfect pair of glasses or contact lenses and keep you updated on the latest lens technologies. We are not satisfied until you are seeing clearly and comfortably. Refreshing isn’t it?
Our receptionists and office staff will try to accommodate your busy schedule by finding appointments that suit your needs. We will help you understand your insurance coverage and if financial arrangements are necessary, we will be glad to help you develop a plan to make your vision care treatment possible. Our knowledgable optical team keeps up with the latest style, fashion trends and innovations in lenses and frames to help you pick the right one for you and your lifestyle.
Dr. Charlene Henderson grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992. Dr. Henderson earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1996 from the Illinois College of Optometry where she received an award for clinical excellence. She then practiced in Waterville, ME before moving to Charlotte in 2000 with her husband Bill. Dr. Henderson has twin boys and enjoys spending time with her family and many creative pursuits.
Dr. Tracy MacIntyre is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. There she completed her Bachelor’s degrees in science and in education at Dalhousie University. From there she went on to attend the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree in 1998.
For the next three years, she worked at the world renowned Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. As Instructor of Ophthalmology, and medical school faculty, she was the primary eye doctor for the Johns Hopkins Executive Health Program. In 2002, she and her husband moved to Charlotte. Dr. MacIntyre has two children and enjoys travel and spending time with her family.
Dr. Caitlin Rustemeyer is originally from Long Island, NY. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Science at Villanova University (sorry Tarheels basketball fans)! She then went on to attend Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2018 and was a recipient of an SCO Achievement Award. Dr. Rustemeyer specializes in sports vision training and is passionate in helping all level athletes achieve their goals. Dr. Rustemeyer practiced in Connecticut prior to moving to Charlotte with her husband and dog. She enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family and friends. She is excited to be a part of the Blink eyecare team and can’t wait to meet you all and help you with your eyecare needs!
Rachel first joined Blink in 2016. Her career in Optometry began in the Philadelphia area as an optician where she earned her ABO certification and honed her skills in frame repair, frame selection, specialty lens work, and lens edging. Since working at Blink, Rachel has been trained as a vision therapist, sports vision therapist, optometric technician, and orthokeratology technician. She has also earned her advanced certification in opticianry through the American Board of Opticianry. Her attention to detail, efficiency, and people skills play a huge part in her career today. She is most passionate about patient care and will be sure your experience at Blink is seamless and enjoyable. When she is away from Blink you can catch Rachel on stage as the lead singer in her band, New Local.
Stacey has been working in Optical since 1994 and has been with Blink since December of 2014. Before starting with Blink, Stacey worked as an Optician on Long Island where she received her Optician’s License, as well as her ABO certification. Some of Stacey’s many specialties include frame selection, progressive lens fittings, and shooting and safety glasses. Her personalized care and customer service is one of a kind and she will be sure to make your optical experience a great one! When Stacey is not at the office, she loves to spend time with her family, friends, and her dog Barkley.
Melanie has been a technician in the optical field for over 15 years and has been with Blink since opening day! She specializes as an optometric technician for neuro visual exams as well as for specialty contact lenses. Along with patient care, Melanie also heads the billing and insurance department, ensuring the office runs smoothly! She also has a great deal of knowledge in the optical field and prides herself on being able to back up any of her fellow employees. At home, she spends time with her husband and two kids and loves to crochet and read.
Allison came to Blink with 27 years of experience in the medical field and 17 years in the Optometry/Ophthalmology field. Along with her extensive knowledge, she also brought along her remarkable people skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills. She is someone we can always count on and her vast set of skills allows her to pitch in wherever needed. In addition to reception, Allison also serves as our Special Services Coordinator which includes managing our Ortho-K program as well as our low-level light therapy program. Allison is married with a daughter, a son, and 3 dogs. She loves spending time with her family and friends as well as traveling and music.
A native of Charlotte, La Toya began her optical education in 1999 at Durham Technical Community College. La Toya has been with Blink since October 2020 but brought with her 20 years of prior experience. She prides herself on her hard work and loyalty to her profession. La Toya’s great sense of style, friendly demeanor, and overall likeability will be sure to make your experience at Blink a great one. In her spare time, you will likely find her spending time with her dog and family.
Maria started at Blink in 2020 after graduating from UNCC with a degree in Spanish and concentration in literature. She is caring and thorough and gives our patients a sense of comfort. Being bilingual, Maria can offer all testing in Spanish as well as interpret during the entire exam! In her spare time, Maria loves to read, draw, and walk the greenway.
Louise has been with Blink since 2018 and joined us with 37 years of experience in the medical field. Louise is head of scheduling for our neuro visual exams and her kind nature will keep you at ease during the entire process. In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time with her family.
Amanda joined the Blink family in early 2021. Her organizational skills and team player attitude makes her a great addition. She has an aptitude for learning and her customer service skills are sincere. Outside of work, Amanda likes to paint and hang with her pup!