Doctors & Staff
Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff who make Vision Source of Linthicum the leading provider of vision care products and services in Linthicum.
Stephen M. Polakoff, OD
University of Maryland…1969
Illinois of College Optometry…1974
Secretary of the Maryland Optometric Association…1976
President of the Maryland Optometric Association…1980
Chairman of the Executive Board, Maryland Optometric Association…1984
Advisor to the state of Maryland Vision Care…1983
President of the Anne Arundel County Optometric Association…1990
Dr. Polakoff has also received many awards for his charitable work in the Vision and Eyecare field.
Dr. Polakoff has been practicing for 43 years and is known for building close relationships with his patients, taking ample time with each and giving them the personal attention that they deserve.
Steven B Klein, OD
University of Maryland…2007
Illinois College of Optometry…2017
Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society
Dr. Steven Klein has shadowed under the close supervision of Dr. Polakoff for many years, developing personal rapports with many of our patients. Like Dr. Polakoff, Dr. Klein is also a graduate of the Illinois College of Optometry where he was trained in the use of some of the most of the recent, top of the line optometric technology. Dr. Klein completed rotations at the Draisin Vision Group in Charleston, SC with a focus on pediatrics and binocular vision, the University of Melbourne Eye Clinic in Melbourne, Australia, concentrating on Primary Care, the Memphis VAMC in Memphis, TN, concentrating on low vision and rehabilitation devices, and the Illinois Eye Institute in Chicago, IL with focuses in ocular disease and contact lens care. He is capable of performing exams in English, Spanish, and Hebrew and has traveled to Ecuador and Guatemala on optometric mission trips to provide free vision and ocular health screenings to patients from underprivileged populations.
Traveling is a passion of Dr. Klein’s who has, to date, visited 51 countries on 6 continents. In 2008, while working as a ballboy for the Baltimore Orioles, Dr. Klein made a diving catch on a foul ball, earning the #7 play of the day on ESPN Sports Center’s top 10 countdown.
Dr. Klein’s humorous, trustworthy, and friendly demeanor is consistent with the values of our practice and we have no doubt he will prove to be a valuable asset, ensuring our patients are comfortable and given the care they deserve.
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The staff members are all friendly and knowledgable. They are more than willing to answer any question that you may have.
Sharon, Chrissy, and Ellyn, will greet you at the front desk when you walk in and be more than happy to explain your insurance information, schedule your appointments, and answer any questions you may have.
Christy, our technician, will take you through the pre-testing process and prepare you for your visit with Dr. Polakoff. She will also take care of any billing questions you may have concerning your vision or medical visit.
Karen, our optician, will help you pick that perfect frame and take care of all of your optical needs!