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An Eye on Life – Langdon Henderlite

Southeastern Ocularists Inc.

Hundreds of people make the winding trek into the mountains 20 miles above Salem to New Castle, a village of 180 souls, in search of Richmond expatriate Langdon “Red” Henderlite.  They are sent by physicians at Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, the Wills Eye Clinic in Philadelphia, the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville or by more than 150 other ophthalmologists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Henderlite is an ocularist, a maker of artificial eyes, and he learned his trade during a 27-year career with Galeski Optical Co.

Benefits of Wearing a Prosthetic Eye

Southeastern Ocularists Inc.

Prosthetic_Eye_DiagramProsthetic eyes have many benefits for individuals who wear one (or two), opposed to wearing an eye patch or nothing at all. Technological advances have made it possible so that a good prosthetic eye looks extremely natural and hard to recognize by appearance. There are many benefits provided by artificial eyes such as proper facial function and one’s physical appearance/self esteem.