Restoring your image and your life.

The Southeastern Ocularist Team

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 for our patients. We will meet these goals through our commitment to continued learning in the care and manufacturing of ocular prosthetics.

Robert Henderlite

Ocularist, BCO

Robert grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1987 with a B.A. in liberal arts.

After several years of working as a sales consultant for AT&T Communications, he decided to move to Charleston, SC and become an apprentice as an ocularist under his father, Hunter Henderlite.

After completing his apprenticeship training and obtaining his BCO certification, he founded Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. in Charlotte, NC in 1993.  Robert takes great pride in his work and especially enjoys making a difference in the lives of his patients.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two children, Hunter and Reagan, and also stays active playing volleyball, basketball, tennis, golfing, fishing and camping.

Joshua Hrdlick


Josh moved here from Illinois with his wife and was hired on at Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. in April of 2018.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2014 with a B.A. in Fine Arts.

After several years of working as a graphic designer in the Chicagoland area, he decided he wanted to put his creative art skills to better use by learning a new trade creating prosthetic eyes.  He is now apprenticing under Robert Henderlite, BCO and is working towards obtaining his BCO certification.  Josh enjoys the meaningful work he is doing and making a difference in peoples lives.

In his free time he enjoys hiking and camping in his pop-up, spending time with his wife and family, and traveling to new places.  Josh has been to Peru, Thailand, Costa Rica, and Ireland – he plans to visit each continent at least once in his lifetime.

Jeanie Cook

Office Manager

Jeanie joined Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. in June of 2017 after moving to North Carolina from West Virginia.  She has over 20 years experience in the medical office environment and has worn many hats in her time.

When she is not working, she enjoys her time on the lake fishing with her husband and their brittany spaniel, Rosie.

Samantha Thomas

Medical Billing Specialist

Samantha joined Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. in September of 2018. She has 4 years experience in medical billing.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, working out and going on nature walks with her husband.