Dr. Blanton received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University. He obtained his Doctor of Optometry Degree at NOVA Southeastern University College of Optometry.
While at NOVA Southeastern College of Optometry, Dr. Blanton completed a Strabismus/Amblyopia Pediatric clinic and a Macula and Diabetes clinic. His training included an ocular disease externship at the Eye Centers of South Florida in North Miami Beach, Florida and a primary care externship with Braverman Eye Center in Hallandale Beach Florida.
Dr. Blanton is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina Optometric Society.