At Mt. Pleasant Eye Surgeons, our mission is to provide comprehensive ophthalmological care and establish an unequaled interpersonal relationship with our patients.  Our focus is placed on the well-being of our patients, and set ourselves apart by emphasizing personalized attention and care to each of our patients.


Our practice provides comprehensive ophthalmology services, including annual eye exams, cataract surgery, glaucoma testing and treatment as well as diabetic exams.  In addition, we provide optical services to our patients that includes presrciption glasses, prescription sunglasses, and contacts.  


In addition to general ophthalmology, Dr Bullard provides a full array of cosmetic procedures.  These services include the administering of Botox, Juvederm and Voluma as well as eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty.






Originally from Manila, Philippines, Maria moved to the US in 1967. She has resided in the Charleston area for 48 years. After graduating from Hanahan High School, she went on to receive a doctorate in Optometry from Manila Central University.  If that wasn't enough, she then became a certified ophthalmic technician.  Maria joins Mt. Pleasant Eye Surgeons with 30 years of experience!   Maria is a great asset to our practice!  Her interests include cooking (bonus for us!), photography and playing the guitar.

Maria Evangelista, O.D., C.O.T

Clinical Manager


Kim Smith

Practice Manager

Kim is our Practice Manager, jack of all trades!  She has been in the Ophthalmology world for over 20 years!  She is originally from the Low Country.  She and her husband enjoy the Gatlinburg area and spending time with their daughter.  Her incredible experience in the tech, billing and ophthalmology world not to mention her fantastic personality and work ethic, make her an incredible asset to MTPES!

Julie Ann Phelps
Front Desk Administration

Julie Ann is our greeter, front desk admin extraordinare.  Born in Charleston but raised in California, Julie Ann is thrilled to return to the Low Country.  Julie Ann has extensive experience with medical offices and has an incredible work ethic.  She has 3 adult sons and 5 grandchildren!  She really enjoys reading and her book club.  She is an amazing addition to an already fantastic group! 

Stephanie Hendrixson

Stephanie moved to the Charleston area twenty years ago from Sioux Falls, SD.  Stephanie is American Indian from the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.  Fun fact-she is a direct descendent of Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull!  She has many years of experience in the optical field and a true passion for helping patients with their eye wear selection and repairs!  She is a fan-tastic addition to our team!!  Come see what Stephanie would choose for you!