Benjamin Hendin, O.D.
Dr. Benjamin Hendin received his Bachelor of Science, in 1970 from University of Maryland in College Park Maryland. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1974.
Dr. Hendin has been practicing for thirty-seven years. He is therapeutically licensed in the management of eye disease. Dr. Hendin has expertise in a broad range of ocular disciplines including contact lens management, post-surgical management of Lasik and cataract patients and detection and co-management of eye disease. Dr. Hendin scored in the top 2% on his National Board Exam for Therapeutics.
Dr. Hendin is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association.
Dr. Hendin is the father of two and has three granddaughters.
Ann Marie Gallagher, OD
Dr. Ann Marie Gallagher received her Bachelor of Science, Biology in 1991 (magna cum laude) from Loyola College in Maryland. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree (cum laude) from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1995. While there, she was a member of the Beta Sigma Kappa Honor Society.
Dr. Gallagher has practiced at Professional Vision for seventeen years. She is therapeutically licensed in the management of eye disease. Dr. Gallagher has expertise in a broad range of ocular disciplines including contact lens management, post-surgical management of Lasik and cataract patients and detection and co-management of eye disease.
Dr. Gallagher is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association.
Dr. Gallagher resides in Catonsville with her husband and two sons.
Chryssa Bender, O.D.
Dr. Chryssa Bender earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Susquehanna University graduating with honors in 2001. She then attended the Pennsylvania College of Optometry where she completed her Doctorate in Optometry with Summa Cum Laude honors in 2005. Upon graduation, Dr. Bender went on to pursue an ocular disease residency at the Delaware Veteran's Administration Medical Center. During her residency, she obtained specialized training in the treatment and management of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
Dr. Bender provides comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages. Her scope of practice encompasses every phase of primary eye care from fitting contact lenses to treating ocular disease. Dr. Bender's special interest lies in managing patients with cataracts, diabetes, and glaucoma.
Dr. Bender is a current member of the Maryland Optometric Association and has been an active volunteer in the Special Olympics. In her free time, she enjoys exercise and spending time with her family.
Susan Schultz, O.D.
Dr. Susan B. Schultz, a Florida native, graduated from Florida Institute of Technology in 1993 with a B.S. degree in Molecular Biology (cum laude). She received her Doctorate of Optometry degree (cum laude) from Nova Southeastern University, College of Optometry in 1999. During her four years of Optometry School she was a member of the Optometric Honor Society, Beta Sigma Kappa.
Dr. Schultz provides comprehensive eye care including evaluations for diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, ocular allergy and dry eye. In addition, she has extensive experience in contact lens fittings including astigmatism and bifocal specialty lenses.
Dr. Schultz is a member of the Maryland Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and spending time with her family.
Michael Diffendall, O,D.
Dr Diffendall is a primary care optometrist with 17 years of experience. He attended the University of Delaware, but had an early acceptance to the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University where he later earned both his BS in Visual Science and his optometric degree. He specializes in full eye examinations for the family with an emphasis on medical eye disease and contact lens fittings. He has been practicing in Bowie MD for the last 9 years and was in Annapolis and Easton before that. He is originally from Lancaster PA. He is married to Dr. Letts and has three young children.
Dr. Frank Setren, a Baltimore native, graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1970, earning a degree in biological sciences. He earned a doctor of optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1974. He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association
Dr. Setren has developed a well-respected private practice that offers complete eye care for the entire family. Professional Vision integrates primary care optometry, ophthalmology, and optical services. Fitting over 65,000 patients with contacts lenses, Dr. Setren is considered one of the premier contact lens specialists in the state of Maryland. Additionally, Dr. Setren has a therapeutic license to diagnose and treat diseases, such as glaucoma and dry eye disease. He has served as chairman of the board of advisors for TLC Laser Centers, the largest eye laser center in the world, at the time. He continues to specialize in LASIK/cataract surgery co-management.
In his free time, Dr. Setren enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and two grandchildren. An accomplished athlete, Dr. Setren can be found on the tennis court or rooting for his two favorite teams: the Ravens and Terps.
Dr. Setren works out of our Timonium and Carney offices.
Richard Barnstein, O.D.
Dr. Barnstein, a Baltimore native, graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in 1994. He attended James Madison University (1987-90) where he was accepted early into optometry school. Dr. Barnstein is therapeutically licensed to treat eye disease, and diagnoses and manages glaucoma. He also specializes in difficult contact lens fittings, dry eye disease, and LASIK co-management.
Dr. Barnstein is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association.
Dr. Barnstein enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 children, and puppy goldendoodle. He's an avid local sports fan, and loves live music.
Dr. Barnstein works out of our Carney and Timonium Offices.
Hollie S. Brannan, OD
Dr. Hollie S. Brannan graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (now Salus University) in 2002 where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Visual Science as well as her Doctorate of Optometry. During her clinical rotations, she received Clinical Honors in Primary Care. Dr. Brannan graduated cum laude from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. Dr. Brannan is therapeutically licensed to treat all diseases of the eye as well as treat eye injury. She also specializes in glaucoma treatment, comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings and dry eye disease.
Dr. Brannan is also a member of the American Optometric Association and the Maryland Optometric Association.
She enjoys traveling, cooking, playing the piano, and spending time with her husband and children.
Professional Vision Associates
8450 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat. 8:00 am - 1:00 pm