Restoring your image and your life.

For over 50 years…

the Henderlite family has made thousands of artificial eyes for patients all over the world.  Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. is a family-owned and family-operated practice dedicated to delivering the highest quality, custom fit ocular prosthetics to our patients that they can receive. We use the modified impression method along with hand-painted craftsmanship and modern technology to deliver an artificial eye superior in natural appearance and performance.

01. Our Vision

Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. strives to provide our patients with the most natural and comfortable fitting prosthetic eyes possible.  Our craftsmanship and expertise in the field, coupled with our relationship with your ophthalmologist, is extremely important in making that happen.

02. Our Mission

Southeastern Ocularists, Inc., will seek to provide our patients with the highest quality ocular prosthetic service. We will treat every patient with compassion and respect and provide a friendly atmosphere. We will meet these goals through our commitment to continued learning in the care and manufacturing of ocular prosthetics.

03. Our Value

At Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. you are greeted with friendly faces and years of experience in the art of restoring people’s image.  We ensure we can continue to do this by actively participating in the American Society of Ocularists and continuing to learn more about our craft as the years move on.

04. The Ultimate Goal

When it is all said and done, our ultimate goal is to restore image into our patients’ lives and have them walk away with a smile on their face.  We understand how difficult it is to lose an eye and how long the process can be just to get to our office.  We always put our patients first and want our office to be as comfortable and hospitable to you as possible.

Southeastern Ocularists Through the Years...

1953

Henderlite Making an Impact.

Langdon Henderlite, Robert’s uncle, was hired as an apprentice at Galeski Optical in Richmond, VA. He would become the “traveling eye-man” for Galeski in the following years, visiting patients from West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

1980

History is changing.

Robert’s father, Hunter Henderlite, began his apprenticeship with Langdon. Hunter eventually settled in Charleston, SC where he opened his own practice, Hunter Henderlite, Inc. with his wife Sue Henderlite.

1992

Up to our eyeballs in work.

In the summer of 1992, persuaded by his father, Robert Henderlite, B.C.O., moved to Charleston, SC to take up the family business of making prosthetic eyes. As an apprentice to his father Robert learned the fine art of creating custom-made ocular prosthetics.

1993

Southeastern Ocularists Inc. moves to Charlotte.

In 1993, Robert moved to Charlotte, NC to open his own practice, Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. To better serve the needs of his patients the company expanded to include office locations in Winston-Salem, NC and Charleston, SC.

2009

History continues.

Business continues to grow for both offices in Mt. Pleasant, SC and Charlotte, NC.

2018

The Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. Team is Growing.

Robert Henderlite hires on a new apprentice, Joshua Hrdlick, who is now training to achieve his BCO certification.