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 ocularist under his father, Hunter Henderlite.  Once he obtained 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.

When Robert is not in the office, he enjoys spending time with his two children, Hunter and Reagan, and also stays active playing tennis, volleyball, basketball, golf, fishing and camping.

Joshua Hrdlick


Josh graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2014 with a BA of Fine Arts.  After several years of working as a graphic designer, he decided to utilize his creative skills in a different way and made the transition into becoming an ocularist.

During his time in school, he volunteered at multiple organizations and has traveled to Peru and Thailand.  He is a member in training with the International Academy of Ocularistry and currently 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 with his family and going on weekend trips.  Josh also enjoys traveling and plans to visit each continent at least once in his lifetime.

Armon Akhlaghi


Armon Akhlaghi is the newest member of the Southeastern Ocularists team.

While he was enrolled at Appalachian State University, Armon was a resident assistant where he successfully established a safe community amongst a diverse population. He was awarded NRHH Bronze Pin for excelling in student leadership and also received his certification in mental health first aid. He also learned the importance of the vitalistic health model while shadowing a chiropractor.

Armon graduated with a BA of science and minor in psychology. He is currently a member of the American Society of Ocularistry and is enrolled in the College of Ocularistry. Armon has a strong work ethic and compassion towards his patients.  He enjoys working out, spending time with loved ones, and the outdoors. Armon is also a music lover and freestyle raps in his spare time.

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.  Providing above and beyond care to our patient before and after appointments is her highest priority.

When she is not working, she enjoys her time on the lake fishing with her husband and their brittany spaniel, Rosie – who also serves as the office guard dog, protecting us from the dangerous birds that surround our office.

Samantha Kirkley

Medical Billing Specialist

Samantha joined Southeastern Ocularists, Inc. in September of 2018.  She has 4 years experience in medical billing and can help our patients and insurance companies navigate smoothly through the entire claims process.

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

Rosie Office Pup

Rosie Grace

Office Pup

Rosie Grace has been with us since 2018.  She enjoys saying hello to our patients from the front desk.  She spends most of her day looking out the window daydreaming of swimming in the lake and going bass fishing on the boat with her daddy.