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 Eye Doctor Serving Annapolis, MD:
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 and dachshund, Roxie. She also loves to garden.
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. Kollias hails from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree from Ohio State University where she received honors in clinical rotation. Dr. Kollias is a primary care optometrist, with special interest in contact lenses and adult vision care.
She resides in Crofton, Maryland with her husband and three young children. Outside of the office, she is active in her church, and enjoys spending time with her family, playing piano, and swimming.