Eye care professionals specialize in understanding how the human eye really works, as well as diseases and conditions that affect your vision – many of which do not have obvious symptoms. Eye doctors know how age and risk factors affect vision over time for young and old, and they understand the benefits and features of corrective lenses including eyeglasses and contacts.
Our Annapolis optometrist takes the time to explain the results of your eye exam, describe your options and listen to your eye care needs. Because maintaining good eye health is an ongoing partnership, we encourage you to ask questions and share your health information, which could be vital to monitoring, diagnosing and treating potential vision problems.
Meet Our Lenscrafters Eye Doctor Serving :
Dr. Karen A. Norman is from Baltimore County, Maryland. After attending Towson University, she followed her father’s path to a doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, where she concentrated her studies in children’s vision, vision therapy and contact lenses.
Dr. Norman began her career with the renowned Dr. Herman Goldberg at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. This clinic was the precursor to the Krieger Eye Institute. She also was in private practice with her mentor and father, Dr. Marvin Kasik, who practiced Optometry in Westminster, Maryland for over 45 years.
Dr. Norman was selected as Director of Optometry at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers and helped to pioneer the eye clinics at Fort Howard, Perry Point, and the Loch Raven VA Medical Centers. This was an excellent opportunity to gain extensive experience in diagnosis and treatment modes of eye diseases and in geriatric eye care. Dr. Norman was also adjunct faculty for Pennsylvania College of Optometry and supervised both optometric interns and residents.
Dr. Norman then brought her expertise in these areas to practice at the doctors office inside LensCrafters in both Marley Station and Annapolis Malls, where she has been performing comprehensive eye care and extensive contact lens fittings for over twenty years. She is a member of the Ocular Nutrition Society and The Contact Lens Society of America.
Dr. Norman enjoys spending time with her husband, her two grandchildren and dachshund, Roxie.
Dr. Steve Cohen was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York.
He was educated in New York City public schools and later earned a number of degrees: a B.A. in Biology, Hofstra University; O.D., Massachusetts College of Optometry; M.S.E.d., University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in Physiologic Optics, University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Cohen served twenty years in numerous assignments in the United States Army and retired as a major. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a member of the Maryland and American Optometric Associations and former President of the Aberdeen Lions Club.
Dr. Cohen is married with three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys playing golf, gardening, bridge, and travel. In optometry his areas of concentration are contact lenses, geriatrics and ocular pathology. He has been in practice at the Annapolis LensCrafters since 1999.
Dr. Jaclyn Coyner was born and raised just outside Severna Park, Maryland. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology at Stevenson University before pursuing her Doctor of Optometry degree at the Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
Dr. Coyner started working as an optometric technician during her senior year of high school and fell in love with the profession. She worked with Drs. Norman, Cohen, and Kollias for many years before optometry school, and is very happy to be back at the practice. She has a special interest in primary care optometry, corneal health, and specialty contact lens fits.
While at school, Dr. Coyner completed an Advanced Studies program in Contact Lenses and is certified to fit orthokeratology lenses for both vision correction and myopia control. She also received Honors in her clinical rotations for Primary Care Optometry, as well as several contact lens awards at graduation. She is also a member of the Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society.
Dr. Coyner currently resides in Severna Park and enjoys spending time with her family outside of work.
Dr. Meghan Thompson is a western Pennsylvania native and received her Bachelors degree in Biology from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She attended Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Philadelphia and graduated from her class with summa cum laude honors. She currently resides in Baltimore, where she is completing her residency at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Thompson’s passions include geriatric eye care and the management of ocular disease.
Dr. Thompson is excited to join the practice and provide quality eye care to the Annapolis area. Outside of work, you can most likely find her enjoying the outdoors, trying out a new recipe, or spending time with family and friends.